Education

Michelle Obama To Visit Cambodia To Promote Girls’ Education

Michelle Obama speaks about "mobilizing for children's rights, supporting local leaders and improving girls' education", Dec. 12, 2014, at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

03 March 2015
Lady Michelle Obama will arrive in Siem Reap after visiting Tokyo and Kyoto from March 18 to March 20. More

Despite Law, Domestic Violence Remains a Major Problem

Domestic violence remains a prevalent problem in post-war Cambodia, with more than 20 percent of men reportedly committing physical violence against women, according to the rights group Licadho.

Youth Driving Change in Cambodian Gender Norms

Engrained cultural traditions have been inherently preventing women from pursuing political leadership roles, participating in public life.

Poverty Reduction a Mixed Success, as Countryside Rates Remain High

The poverty line is defined as an intake of 2,200 calories of food per day, or an income of $1 per day in rural areas and $1.50 per day in urban areas.

Youth Need More Skills To Compete in Integrated Asean, Expert Says

Asean is working toward economic integration and a free flow of goods and services across the region by the end of this year.

VOA, USAID Discuss Importance of Media in Global Health

The panel was organized by the Voice of America and USAID, in an effort to advance health policy worldwide.

Cambodian Activists Win Award for Work to Combat Domestic Violence

Winning the inaugural VXW Award means the women will get assistance to further promote their efforts on smartphones and online.

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

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

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.

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Ancient Cambodians Used Jars to Keep the Remains of the Deadi
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02 March 2015
Around 600 years ago, the people living in the remote Cardamom Mountains in southern Cambodia placed the bones of their dead in large jars on steep ledges hidden deep in the jungle. Ten years after discovering a large grave site full of jars, researchers are still baffled as to why ancient Cambodians used jars in this way. AP reports from Koh Kong province, Cambodia.

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