Ouk Bonheang, 25, a young author, said the rise was due to a growing appreciation among young Cambodians for literacy.
After two years at university, Thul Rithy decided to quit, opting to teach himself English and explore the country by bicycle to gain inspiration.
The five-year project will be run in three major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.
A lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-Americans could affect different groups differently.
Oun Kosorl teaches Cambodian children for free, having founded Mother Home Cambodia in late 2014, aiming to provide opportunities for rural children to learn English.
Thida Kheang, a teacher at the Graduate School of Education, recently co-authored a book titled “Primary School Leadership in Cambodia."