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Making the grade: Can Cambodia’s education system learn to prosper?

For the seventh installment of our eight-week series with Future Forum looking at the Kingdom in 2040, we examine the future of learning in Cambodia. With the need for high-quality schooling only going to rise in the coming decades, will the Kingdom’s education system make the grade?

KT&G Welfare sends 60 college volunteers to Cambodia, Myanmar

KT&G Welfare Foundation has sent a total of 60 college student volunteers to Cambodia and Myanmar to improve the educational environment in the countries, the tobacco company said Monday.

UAE- WMCC Chairman meets Cambodian Minister of State for Labour and Vocational Education

Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the World Muslim Communities Council, WMCC, today met, at the council's headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Datuk Othsman Hassan, Minister of State for Labour and Vocational Education of Cambodia and President of the Development Corporation for Cambodian Muslims.

Cambodia’s international schools offer lowest fees in Asia

The Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh is considered one of the best options for western families looking to relocate to Asia with good and inexpensive schools.

The transition to homegrown school meals ‘can be very tough’

At 7:30 a.m., over 200 students gather under the roof of a large, open-air building at the Doun Ouv Primary School, 20 km from the city center. Bowls in hand, they wait patiently for a serving of white rice, and fish and spinach soup.

Swedish ambassador hosted Swedish Alumni networking night in Phnom Penh

H.E. Bjorn Haggmark, a Swedish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia showed support of higher education to “the Sweden Alumni Network night” attendee at the Swedish ambassador residence in Phnom Penh on 5th December 2019.

Cambodia to teach LGBT+ issues in schools to tackle discrimination

Children in Cambodia will receive lessons on LGBT+ issues from 2020 in a bid to wipe out bullying and discrimination in the socially conservative country, an official said on Tuesday.

Global child nutrition forum kicks off in Cambodia to address school meal program

The 21st Global Child Nutrition Forum kicked off in Siem Reap province in northern Cambodia on Monday, aiming to address challenges in school meal program implementation, said a joint press release.

Working things out: Training up Cambodia’s out-of-work youth

Cambodia has a shortage of candidates with the necessary soft skills key to propelling them towards better jobs. We speak to the community organisations trying to expand opportunities for vulnerable youth.

Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia to adopt Korean for regular school curriculum

Three more member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) -- Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia -- plan to adopt Korean for the regular curriculum at their secondary schools beginning next year, officials said Tuesday.

Homegrown heroes

Cambodia has long looked to international donors to fund its social development. We speak to three local Cambodians fighting to promote education and environmental awareness among the Kingdom's young generation on their own terms.

Cambodia to publish school books on genocide

The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will publish 500 books on genocide and mass atrocities to raise awareness of its horrors.

CamDEBATE invites entries for 2020 competition

Following the success of its inaugural 2019 event, CamDEBATE, the Cambodia International Debate & Public Speaking Championship Series, is inviting entries from high schoolers, university students and young professionals to take part in the 2020 competition.

Women’s Club seeks money to rebuild school in Cambodia

The Strathmore Vanderbilt Women’s Club in Manhasset is looking to help rebuild a school in Cambodia and will hold its annual Philanthropic Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Tongue-tied

Cambodia’s native language is under pressure from a globally dominant English that is generating more jargon than Khmer can easily absorb.

Thinking Outside the Digital Box

Curtis Newbold explains why he took his online students to the jungles of Cambodia.

There’s a competition in Cambodia that celebrates school cooks

School cooks across the world are relied on for providing healthy and nutritious school meals for hungry students at snack times and lunchtime.

Tech innovator Cambodian girls create prize-winning poetry app

The creation of five girls aged 13 and 14, LiterTree is a team dedicated to one sole purpose – the preservation of Khmer poetry, which is at risk of being forgotten due to four decades of neglect following the killing of artists and the destruction of books and other artefacts of cultural heritage during the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Filipino delivers world-class learning to Cambodia

Filipino educator Teodoro Ariel “Teddy” Publico, who is an “English-as-second-language” or ESL teacher, recently conducted an English language-training program for more than 40 staff members of the Cambodian Senate’s secretariat-general at the Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia’s Institute of Foreign Languages.

India to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs

In a major step to boost relations with ASEAN countries and increase people-to-people ties, the Government has decided to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs in India.

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Monitoring of Cambodia vs. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin

In mid-2019, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights monitored the criminal trial of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin in Cambodia as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative.