Practicing the Hour of Code in Cambodia

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Global movement connects Cambodians to coding In December 2015, more than 100 million students in 180 countries joined the global computer science movement called “The Hour of Code” to learn basic coding skills and promote IT education. Many Cambodians know how to use smartphones and play video games, yet they don’t know how to create […]
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BarCamps Bring Tech Training to Cambodian Provinces

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While technology is being adopted at a rapid pace in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, technology proficiency remains low in some rural parts of the country. In order to foster new skills and enthusiasm for technology in rural Cambodia, Development Innovations has been co-sponsoring BarCamps in provincial capitals (and Phnom Penh) since 2014. BarCamps […]
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“Low Fuss” Video Training Helps CSOs Reach Out

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In recent years, civil society representative Sorveasna Pok has seen his native Battambang Province ravaged by the effects of climate change. Unpredictable and irregular weather patterns have brought intermittent drought and flooding to the region, destroying the crops that many rural residents on for food and profit. According to Pok, the destruction of rice crops […]
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Tech Expo Showcases ICT4D in Cambodia

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Tech firms and CSOs converge to share technology solutions for development challenges In one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing  economies, access to technology is expanding rapidly. As more Cambodians purchase smartphones and are able to access the Internet,  interest in using new technology to achieve development outcomes continues to grow. “Cambodian people really hunger to […]
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Mobile App Helps Teachers to Support Literacy Efforts

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Technology helps link children to reading in Khmer 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 one, with classrooms in some provinces exceeding 62 students per instructor. The shortage is particularly acute in primary schools. In order to mitigate the […]
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Giving Cambodians a Digital Voice

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A new smartphone application improves typing speed and ease in Cambodia’s native language In 2014, smartphone use in urban centers in Cambodia was growing rapidly. However, it was difficult for many young users to express themselves online in Khmer, Cambodia’s most widely spoken language. Most smartphone software did not provide easy-to-use support for Khmer, and […]
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Women Gain Skills to Create Their Own Technology Start-ups

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Participation in global tech competition inspires Cambodian women Technology is an empowering force for 23-year-old Phalla Vath. The computer science graduate and four of her fellow students participated in a global technology and entrepreneurship challenge and created the mobile app ‘E-result’ to help parents and guardians of students keep track of their academic performances. “I […]
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