'Angkor’s Children' is a film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. (Photo courtesy of film director Lauren Shaw)
Strong political institutions are required for continued economic growth, but the capacity of Cambodia’s state institutions remains weak.
The campaign will focus on Phnom Penh, as well as the provinces of Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng, Mondolkiri, Ratanakkiri and Preah Vihear—which have the highest rates of child mortality.
Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.
Chan Virak said an increasing number are using English or Chinese. Without a careful policy, there is a danger of “foreignization” of Cambodian values.
Their app, ImEX, creates an online market for farmers, where they can sell their products, pairing consumer demand with farmers supply.
VOA finds that despite long historical, political ties to Beijing, Chinese instruction lags behind English.
Asean integration will bring much more competition in trade, investment, goods and services, as well as jobs across the region.
The two films were produced by USAID’s office to combat human trafficking and are being shown at the Bophana Center in the capital.
Global Innovation Through Science and Technology has so far engaged some 2.8 million entrepreneurs worldwide, and the program has helped shape 4,500 startups, with $800 million in revenue.
The conference aims to help Cambodian students prepare for Asean integration at the end of this year.
In the forum, young Cambodians asked about political rights, lawmaking, law enforcement and advocacy.
Education for young girls is not a priority for many Cambodian families, decreasing the odds for gender equality in the future.
The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.
Young students from Southeast Asian countries travel to the United States and engage in discussion on environmental sustainability, education and leadership, as part of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program.
The Cambodian-American Heritage group, which has worked around Washington to preserve Khmer culture, has been awarded a medal from the Cambodian government.
Cambodia has a young population: about 60 percent are under the age of 30. Each year, an estimated 250,000 people are in need of a job.
In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.
Asean’s 10 member countries are working toward creating a regional bloc that would open up a free flow of goods and services across the region, much of it by the end of this year.
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron told VOA Khmer that while Cambodia has made some progress, many children still drop out of school in order to seek work.