Education

    Cambodian Women Face Major Economic Challenges

    Each morning, Phan Kha, 59, drags her cart full of dried mussels through the streets of Phnom Penh to support her family, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday January 21, 2016. (Phorn Bopha/VOA Khmer).

    22 January 2016
    Of Cambodia’s 15 million people, 3 million are poor and 8.1 million are near-poor. More

    ‘Skills Gap’ Remains an Impediment to Growth, New Report Says

    Cambodia must tackle the skills gap to boost the productivity of its labor force in order to grow its economy, according to the latest report.

    More and More Driving Students Are Learning About the New Traffic Law

    Drivers interviewed by VOA Khmer said they hope the new law will improve the situation.

    Bringing Men Into the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

    Efforts are underway to recruit men and boys in the battle for gender equality in Cambodia, in an approach that experts hope will help prevent violence against women.

    In ‘Mekong Review,’ Literary Journalism, Criticism Find a Home

    The Mekong Review, launched in November, will publish essays, book reviews, excerpts and works of literary journalism.

    Asean Integration Will Require Human Resources, Scholar Says

    Rana Sowath, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, told “Hello VOA” that Cambodia has a surplus of business administration and management students.

    Education Key To Art Conservation

    The preservation of Cambodian art has been a challenge, following the Khmer Rouge and decades of civil strife that followed.

    ‘A Tomb for Khun Srun’ Recalls One of Cambodia’s Writers

    Khun Srun’s story ended tragically when he was executed in 1978 by the Khmer Rouge, which had by then taken power.

    Cambodia’s Young Generations a Demographic Boon, For Now

    The report recommends that developing countries in East Asia “take steps to reform their existing pension schemes, including considering gradual increases in retirement age.”

    Increasingly, Cambodian Women Seeking Higher Education Abroad

    More than 50 percent of Cambodia’s population is female, and many see the new generation as a catalyst for change.

    First-Ever Literary Festival To Be Held in Coastal Town of Kampot

    The festival, the first of its kind in the coastal town, will include writers, songwriters, singers and journalists.

    ‘Digital Library’ To Help Research on Anti-Corruption and Social Justice

    The documents come from reliable sources and publishers, including the government, research and academic institutions, and other national and international organizations.

    As More Money Comes to Education, So Do Fears of Corruption

    The $4.3 billion budget, approved recently by Prime Minister Hun Sen, allocates $500 million for education.

    Hun Sen Cautions Students Against Voting for Opposition

    Hun Sen’s comments come after Sam Rainsy criticized the administration and its issuance of graduation certificates that are often useless.

    Gender Equality at the Center of American Aid

    Susan Markham, USAID’s senior gender coordinator, spoke to VOA Khmer's Ten Soksreinith recently about the agency’s efforts to promote gender equality around the world.

    Film Shows How Poverty, Vulnerability Create Modern-Day Slaves

    “The Storm Makers” documentary illustrates how young women in rural Cambodia are lured into slavery.

    US Embassy Resource Center Remains Open to the Public

    The resource center has been in operation since 2005, offering research facilities free of charge.

    Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

    Although education in Cambodia is slowly improving, the well-regarded education minister has been in the job just two years and has a mammoth task ahead.

    US Continues Program for Young Leaders in Southeast Asia

    The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative now has 2,558 members, with a number of them selected to go to regional workshops, as well as exchange to the US.

    New National Exams Made Easier This Year, Critics Say

    The Ministry of Education plans to release results from Phnom Penh and Kandal province on Saturday, and the remainder on Sunday.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    Iraqi Refugee Family Finds Success with Cambodia Restauranti
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    28 January 2016
    Instead of fleeing to neighboring countries or heading to Europe, like many other Iraqis, the Fahram family made the unusual decision to make a new life for themselves in Cambodia. Today, together with his wife Muna and his five sons,  Hashim Fahram runs the Taste of Middle East in Phnom Penh. Marta Kasztelan has this report.

    English with Mani & Mori

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    Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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    03 November 2014
    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." 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 You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

    You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

    You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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    Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

    You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

    You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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