Sunday, 21 September 2014

Education

Koh Kong Teachers Trained in Khmer Rouge Curriculum

The course includes a history book and a teaching guide, which help explain how the Khmer Rouge came to power, the atrocity crimes it committed, its fall and its dark legacy.

11 September 2014
Many younger Cambodians do not know what happened during the Khmer Rouge. More

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.

Video Film Explores Ways To Save the Tonle Sap’s Fish

Conservation International, an environmental organization, has recently finished a film titled “Field Chronicles Tonle Sap: Securing Food for Millions.”

Cambodia’s Workers Falling Behind in Skills, Jobs

A new World Bank report says Cambodia’s labor force lacks the skills to advance the country’s economy, even as an increasing number of young people enter the labor market.

Video Success in US Possible, Former Ambassador Says

At the close of National Asia Pacific Heritage Month, Sichan Siv, a Cambodian and former US ambassador to the UN, says cultural assimilation had been the key to his success in the United States.

Video Few Khmer Architectures Remained Are At Risk of Demolition

Khmer architecture was uniquely Cambodia style of modern architecture developed in the 1950s and 1960s. The New Khmer Architecture movement began with independence from France in 1953.

Group Wants Integrity Curriculum in Schools

The Coalition for Integrity and Social Accountability says this is the best way to reduce the rampant corruption in Cambodia.

Video Khmer Cookbook Won Gourmand Awards for the "Best Asian Cuisine Cookbook"

The French version of a Khmer cookbook "Au Pays de la Pomme Cythère, de Mère en Fille, Authentiques Recettes Khmères," won Gourmand Awards for the world's "Best Asian Cuisine Cookbook" in 2010.

Ministry Seeks To Limit Cheating During Exams

The ministry said in a statement Thursday that students found cheating—through cheat sheets or smartphones or other means—will fail.

Video Gates: Philanthropy Depends On Innovation

Bill Gates said in Washington Thursday that most innovation is driven by private enterprise, but that only governments can make broader social improvements. Zlatica Hoke has more.

Video Harvard Graduate Student Optimistic on Cambodia’s Healthcare System

VOA Khmer’s Im Sothearith recently had an interview by Skype with Ly Seav Huong, a doctoral student in biomedical science at Harvard University about the importance of biomedical science and her views on Cambodian healthcare.

Video Google Launches Digital Tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.

Unskilled Workers Have Little To Gain in Asean Integration

The 2015 Asean integration will allow skilled workers in member countries to work legally in other member states.

Safe Water Lowers Absenteeism

The study was done at eight schools in Cambodia where the attendance records of more than 3,500 students were checked.

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Human Rights Deteroriating in Cambodia, Says Activisti
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19 September 2014
Human rights in Cambodia is deteriorating and activist has urged the two main political parties to work together to reverse the trend and end culture of impunity. VOA Khmer Men Kimseng interviews Chak Sopheap, executive director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, when she was in Washington, D.C early this week.

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Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)i
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12 September 2014
You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Make It Two (Movie: A Walk to Remember)

You can say, "Make it two, please!" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Ballpark Figure (Movie: Music and Lyrics)

You can say, "I'm going to throw a pool party this weekend, so can you give me a 'ballpark figure' of how many people are going to come?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Twist Someone's Arm (Movie: Cinderella Man)

You can say, "Every time I want my sister to clean her room, I always have to 'twist her arm' to get her to do it." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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