Cambodian high school nurtures entrepreneurs for social change

Bopha Um, 13, is mulling over whether she can spend more time in the coming school year expanding an award-winning mobile phone application for cultural promotion that she and her schoolmates developed.

“It’s a calculated risk-take,” she says in English, with the discerning air of a future venture capitalist.

If she focuses too much on the app, she reasons, she would not be able to focus on other projects, which could be just as interesting and rewarding.

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