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.

To do this, LiterTree developed the Naeng-Norng (rhyme and rhythm) application to benefit students, particularly high school students, as well as poets and poetry lovers.

LiterTree is made up of Pollak Raksa Chea, 14, Dalen Heang, 13, Kakrona San, 14, Engtieng Ourn, 14 and Ena Im, 14 – all students at Phnom Penh’s Liger Leadership Academy who formed as a team for this year’s Technovation programme in Cambodia.

In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/lifestyle/tech-innovator-cambodian-girls-create-prize-winning-poetry-app

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