Digital Libraries Improve Access to Information in Rural Areas

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Children from marginalized populations often fall behind in their education when their specific needs are not understood and met. In Cambodia, children from the Kingdom’s ethnic minority groups face an added level of complexity: their language and culture do not align with what they are taught in school. Many are not proficient in the national […]
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TEST Application Cultivates Reading Culture for Young Cambodians

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Each year, Cambodian schools struggle to recruit enough teachers to meet the growing school-age population. The average student-teacher ratio is approximately 46 to 1, with classrooms in some provinces exceeding 62 students per instructor. The shortage is particularly acute in primary schools. This high ratio generally consumes the time teachers need to test and score […]
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Social Media Campaign Builds Awareness about Financial Management

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The National Bank of Cambodia reports that access to banking services has increased up to 51% in 2015 compared to 8.7% in the last 10 years. Financial services from microfinance extend across the country, especially in rural areas, with more than two million borrowers and outstanding loans of USD$3 billion. With this rapid growth of […]
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Think Global, Make Local and 3D Printing Propels Young Cambodians into the Future

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In their current location at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh, a pair of Cambodian-American brothers, along with instructors from the United Kingdom and Australia, are mentoring two young Cambodian designers. Ki-How and Ki-Chong Tran are co-founders of ARC Hub PNH, the first 3D printing solutions business in Cambodia. This year, ARC […]
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Tech Festival Showcases Technologies Made in Cambodia

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The Inno-Tech Festival was run by many groups in the technology and innovation communities and strengthened cooperation between government, civil society, private sector, and Cambodian tech users. “I am interested in the exhibition, which showcases many new technologies such as modern electronic devices. Technology is really important since it can help make our life better, […]
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Hardware for Civil Society: the Maker Movement Approach in Cambodia

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In February, twelve participants from eight civil society organizations (CSOs) across Phnom Penh attended a three-day workshop where they learned about the “maker” approach and its potential use in CSO community. The Maker Movement is a group of people across the globe who want to work with hardware and electronics, even when they are not […]
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