Saturday, 31 January 2015

Education

Raising Frogs in Rice Fields Generates More Incomes and Crops for Farmers

Raising Frogs in Rice Fields Generates More Incomes and Crops for Farmers

28 January 2015
Frogs are a natural, organic alternative to pesticides for farmers in Cambodia fighting against the insects ravening their fragile rice seedlings. More

Cambodia Lags Behind Many UN Development Goals

Cambodia has managed to improve its economy, but its education, women’s empowerment, child and mother health, and environmental sustainability are all lagging behind.

New Book on Khmer Rouge Jungle Redoubt Out This Month

Dy Khamboly is the senior researcher at the center and the co-author of the book. He said the book aims to be the starting point for former Khmer Rouge cadres and their victims to better understand one another.

Video Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre Helps Local Poor Generate Income

Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre near Siem Reap is home to the largest butterfly centre in Southeast Asia. As well as showcasing the country's abundance of butterfly species, the centre also trains poor local farmers to make extra money by raising butterflies.

Video Cambodian Government Says HIV Outbreak Linked to Needle Reuse

Health experts in Cambodia were alarmed when a cluster of villagers living near the country's second largest city, Battambang, tested positive for HIV in December.

Video No Cheating in Exam Finals Marks Sea Change for Cambodia

Cambodia's final exam results for 2014 were disastrous, with more than half of the 90,000 students failing. The reason? The authorities stamped out cheating - the first of a series of reforms designed to fix the the impoverished country's broken education sector.

Video No Cheating in Exam Finals Marks Sea Change for Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank is providing Cambodia $90 million over five years to improve the quality of education.

Video No Cheating in Exam Finals Marks Sea Change for Cambodia

Cambodia’s final exam results for 2014 were disastrous, with more than half of the 90,000 students failing. The reason? The authorities stamped out cheating - the first of a series of reforms designed to fix the impoverished country’s broken education sector. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from P

Seeking To Cultivate Young Cambodian Leaders

US Ambassador William Todd created the Ambassador’s Youth Council in Cambodia in 2012, one of 80 such groups of youth around the world.

Scholar Researching Life in Cambodia’s Deaf Community

Erin Moriarty Harrelson, a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at American University, is one of the five researchers who received a Fullbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship this year. She is now in Cambodia, working to document the lives of deaf people in rural areas.

USAID To Provide Skills Training Ahead of Asean Integration

Many young Cambodians say they fear the impending competition from an EU-like economic integration that would free up goods and services between the 10 Asean nations.

Youth Fear Impending Job Competition With Asean

All 10 Asean countries are set to form and EU-style community, allowing the free movement of goods and services between them at the end of 2015.

Koh Kong Teachers Trained in Khmer Rouge Curriculum

Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge.

Plans for Genocide Institute Move Forward

The Documentation Center of Cambodia, a key research facility for the atrocity crimes of the Khmer Rouge, plans to start building a genocide institute that will be the first of its kind in Asia.

Cambodia Moves Toward More Computer Education in Provinces

Computer skills remain quite low for most Cambodians, and IT classes are mainly taught at universities, rather than in lower grades.

Free Language School in Vietnam Teaches Generosity

English-Japanese center started by street vender, brother aids impoverished students.

Video In Cambodia, 'hairy-nosed otter' Worth Conserving

Conservation International works in more than 30 countries around the world to help protect and preserve our planet. In Cambodia, the group is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including something called a "hairy-nosed otter." The otter was once thought to be exti

Video In Cambodia, Many Species Worth Conserving

In Cambodia, Conservation International is working with local communities to protect several endangered species, including a rare species of turtle.VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey recently interviewed an official from the agency, Peter Stonier to discuss conservation in Cambodia.

Can Online Resources Boost Reading Habits?

Var Sam Ath, deputy director of the Khmer Writers Association, told “Hello VOA” on Monday that online habits could strengthen literary interests.

Video Short Film Depicts Difficulties for Fishing Families

Conservation International has given people new methods for fishing—and saving money.

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Cambodia Reduces Western Influence, Tilts Towards Locali
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30 January 2015
Cambodia tilts towards China and its acceptance of more and more Chinese aid helps the impoverished nation to reduce influence of international donors who had sought to push Cambodia towards more democratic form of governance. Sebastian Strangio, the author of “Hun Sen’s Cambodia,” told a gathering in Washington that the balance between local interest and international interest in Cambodia is beginning to tilt much more in the directions of the local. VOA’s Men Kimseng reports from Washington.

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