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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.

Cal Poly team travels to Cambodia to help set up CubeSat program

A team from Cal Poly is helping a group of Cambodian high school students launch their very own space program.

The need to establish research universities in Cambodia

In an era of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, it is difficult, if not impossible, to disregard the regional and global trend toward building world-class universities.

More than 150 students protest Grade 12 results

More than 150 candidates who failed this year’s Grade 12 National Examination protested in front of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to demand that their results be reviewed. They dispersed after a representative submitted their petition to an official.

At a floating village in Cambodia, children drift away from schooling

In Kbal Taol, a floating village in Battambang province's Koh Chivaing commune, most families depend on fishing for their livelihood.

Explore the cosmos in Phnom Penh: Bringing virtual reality to the masses

One minute you’re in Saraboth Ea’s Phnom Penh living room and the next you could be exploring the wonders of the cosmos through a virtual reality (VR) headset.

Ministry OK’s Khmer Rouge training center for teachers

The Education, Youth and Sport Ministry has approved a request from the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) to set up a research office and library in the Prey Veng provincial teacher training center.

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Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday repeated a warning that Cambodia’s political opposition will be extinguished if the E.U. suspends duty-free trade, because the bloc will no longer have enough sway in the country to protect the party.