When the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975, the regime intended to violently restructure the country as an agrarian, traditional society. This meant, among other things, getting rid of most of the educated and business class. More than 30 years after Pol Pot’s fall, 80% of the people are still farm workers who cannot afford to send their children to school.
10x10 director Richard Robbins and producer Martha Adams traveled to Cambodia where they visited several of Room to Read’s schools. In meeting dozens of girls and several staff members, they witnessed Room to Read’s tireless commitment to educating girls all over the country.