The Migthy Girls enjoy a special mix of public and private education:
- Attendance of Dewey International Secondary School
- English and Computer lessons by SALT
- Coaching, referreeing and leadership training by SALT
Secondary school in Cambodia is officially free. However, it is common practice for low-paid teachers to require tutoring fees, exam fees, and change class schedules to accommodate their second jobs.
To improve education quality, Mighty Girls currently attend Dewey International Secondary School (DIS) with the help of scholarships for tuition, books, and uniforms from SALT supporters. Strict attendance and grade policies emphasize the importance of academic focus while teachers are also held to a higher standard.
SALT also employs a highly motivated local English teacher and computer teacher to conduct additional vocational classes in the afternoons. At times qualified foreign volunteers also practise as English teachers, giving the girls a chance to learn about culturell differences, hear first-language speakers or get to know various ‘every-day-expressions’.
Finally, ‘Mighty Girls’ enables greater access to coaching, refereeing, and leadership training as part of SALT league programs. Each individual will also be increasingly responsible for more planning and management aspects of outreach festivals and future summer schools. Additional vocational training is arranged on an individual basis for participants planning to pursue non-football focused careers. Simultaneously, with our more ‘senior’ Mighty Girls graduating in the up-coming years, we are supporting them throughout their procedure of decision concerning their next steps in the field of education.
SALT has a commitment to support each girl until in independence, as long as she abides by the rules and commits to the Mighty Girls team and community.