Awards, presented by US State Department, recognize 10 young people from around globe for their initiatives to improve conditions in their communities.
Chhay Karno knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in Grade 10, drawing motivation from relatives, who worked as engineers.
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.
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.
Among other projects, Sok Sikieng is currently training 50 students across 13 teams to help identify and solve community problems, via a mobile app.
Sotie Heidt hopes to help connect young women with successful female mentors, to give them opportunities to grow professionally.
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.
Cambodian educators say they are working on improving studies in science, technology, engineering and math.
Of Cambodia’s 15 million people, 3 million are poor and 8.1 million are near-poor.
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.
Drivers interviewed by VOA Khmer said they hope the new law will improve the situation.
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.