Education

    Young Leaders Honored for Innovative Initiatives

    Winners of the Emerging Young Leaders Awards are honored in Washington, D.C., April 20, 2016. (VOA)

    21 April 2016
    Awards, presented by US State Department, recognize 10 young people from around globe for their initiatives to improve conditions in their communities. More

    Zaha Hadid’s Imprint on the Future of Cambodian Architecture

    Chhay Karno knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in Grade 10, drawing motivation from relatives, who worked as engineers.

    Cambodian Architecture Students Embrace Zaha Hadid's Legacy

    Yeng Sereyroth, 19, who studied Zaha Hadid’s work is impressed by the use of curves, a signature of the work that brought the late British architect huge success during her life.

    US Envoy Encourages Women To Study Sciences, Engineering

    Geraldine Richmond says she has noticed a stronger commitment on the part of the government to better promote the learning of science, especially for young girls.

    ‘Ambassador’ Hopes To Raise Tech Skills, Interest Among Girls

    Among other projects, Sok Sikieng is currently training 50 students across 13 teams to help identify and solve community problems, via a mobile app.

    Herself Cambodian, Wife of US Ambassador Aims to Help Young Women

    Sotie Heidt hopes to help connect young women with successful female mentors, to give them opportunities to grow professionally.

    Video Herself Cambodian, Wife of US Ambassador Aims to Help Young Women

    For the first time, the wife of the US ambassador to Cambodia is herself a Cambodian. Sotie Heidt, whose family name is Kenmano, fled the Khmer Rouge in the 1980s and resettled in the United States.

    Educators Renew Focus on STEM Curriculum

    Cambodian educators say they are working on improving studies in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Cambodian Women Face Major Economic Challenges

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

    ‘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.

    40th Anniversary of Khmer Rouge Takeover

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    Cambodia Laying Tracks for Transport Futurei
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    29 April 2016
    After more than a decade, Cambodia's railway service has resumed passenger services from the capital, Phnom Penh, to the beach resort town of Sihanoukville. VOA Khmer's Sou Pichchinda narrates.

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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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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    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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