Education

Rights Leader Encourages Youth To Engage in Political and Social Issues

Speaking at a youth forum in Phnom Penh over the weekend, where some 700 students gathered, Pung Chhiv Kek, founder of the rights group Licadho, said youths need “awareness of the world and self-development to be active citizens.”

26 May 2015
In the forum, young Cambodians asked about political rights, lawmaking, law enforcement and advocacy. More

Video Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artists

It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal.

Education Key to Gender Equality, Experts Say

Education for young girls is not a priority for many Cambodian families, decreasing the odds for gender equality in the future.

Understanding Khmer Rouge History ‘Critical,’ Author Says

The study of Khmer Rouge history is a politically sensitive topic in Cambodia, because some government officials have roots in the regime.

For Southeast Asia Youths, a US Leadership Program

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.

Video US-Based Arts Group Wins Award from Cambodian Government

The Cambodian-American Heritage group, which has worked around Washington to preserve Khmer culture, has been awarded a medal from the Cambodian government.

Career Fair Aims To Help Students Choose Fruitful Job Paths

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.

Author Looks at Forced Labor in Cambodia’s Sex and Garment Industries

In Cambodia, there are few employment options for women, except in two industries: garment manufacturing and sex work.

Youths Need More Skills To Thrive in Asean, Analyst Says

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.

UN Millennium Goal for Education Remains Elusive

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.

Poor Governance at Root of Cambodia’s Education Problems, Expert Says

The dropout rates remain high: just 20 out of 100 students registered in Cambodian primary schools are able to finish 9th grade.

Hun Sen Says First Lady’s Education Initiative Lacks a Plan—and Money

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday criticized the visit of First Lady Michelle Obama, saying her 'Let Girls Learn' initiative is not funding the education of Cambodian girls.

In Siem Reap, Poor Girls Want To Stay in School

Girls in Siem Reap province say they are aware of the importance of education, especially higher education, to escape poverty.

Obama Gone, But Education Challenges Remain

Many residents in Siem Reap say they were not aware of the first lady’s visit, and some said even though they were, they aren’t sure what will happen next or how it will help.

Video Obama’s Visit Could Have Lasting Effects, Officials Say

Cambodian officials said over the weekend they hope her visit will also shine a positive light on the country and encourage more visitors to come.

Video Cambodians Hopeful Obama Visit Will Boost Education for Girls

Cambodians say they are hopeful the visit of US First Lady Michelle Obama will make a positive difference in the educational future of their girls.

Cambodians Hopeful on Girls’ Education After Obama Visit

Around the world, 62 million girls are not in school. School dropout rates among female students in developing countries like Cambodia also remain a concern.

Video Obama Leaves With Words of Encouragement for Girls

Following First Lady Michelle Obama’s three-day visit to Cambodia to promote her “Let Girl Learn” initiative, Cambodian officials say they hope for positive changes in girls’ education.

Obama Leaves With Words of Encouragement for Girls

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said her visit gave strong encouragement for girls’ education in Cambodia.

Video First Lady Michelle Obama Shares Her Story in Education with Girls in Cambodia

First Lady Michelle Obama is on her three-day visit in Cambodia to promote girls’ education.

40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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Cambodian Circus Gives Hope to Starving Artistsi
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20 May 2015
It has been 40 years since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, which implemented policies leading to the deaths of more than 1 million Cambodians. The country continues to heal. That’s what we’re going to talk about today … healing through the arts. Craig Dodge, the Director of Sales and Marketing of ‘Phare’, the Cambodian Circus, in Siem Reap, recently dropped by VOA’s TV Studios in Washington DC.

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