Family, children and youth policy and administration
Access to education
KOICA, ChildFund continue partnership in Kratie
The South Korean International Development Agency (KOICA) has agreed to provide more than $1.4 million in assistance to ChildFund Cambodia over the next three years to strengthen the education system for 17 rural primary schools in Chhlong district of Kratie province. ...
World Food Programme drive aims to fix kids’ diets
The World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the School Health Department at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport – is launching an innovative social and behavioural change communication campaign to improve the diets of primary school children. ...
Post-Covid school reopenings see drop in returning students
Poverty is stopping several students from returning to schools post-Covid times, say school authorities. The pandemic had affected millions of families across the country, but children suffered the most. ...
World Bank financing will strengthen learning, access to education in Cambodia
The World Bank has approved financing, along with a grant from the Global Partnership for Education, will provide $69.25 million in new funding to help Cambodia improve equitable access to basic education and respond rapidly to crises affecting the education system. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Children’s challenges and critical areas to be addressed
While Cambodia has made remarkable progress in increasing children’s access to primary education, Save the Children Cambodia is of the view that there are still some critical areas that need to be seriously addressed. ...
Education programme for Out-of-School youths
Out-of-School youths and young adults who have not completed their lower secondary education can now do so with the launch of the 282 digitalised videos for teaching and learning for the Non-Formal Education Lower Secondary Equivalency (NFE-LSEP) programme. ...
BookLab teaches children social skills
The Asia Foundation with support from Smart Axiata has launched BookLab – a children’s book creation event to produce 10 children’s storybooks, laying out different situations and problems for young readers to learn and explore. ...
E-Learning via radio for ethnic students
The Education Ministry will broadcast live education programmes in multiple languages on radio for indigenous children while schools nationwide are temporarily closed to prevent a coronavirus spread. ...
NGO pacts to promote children’s rights
The Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday signed agreements with three NGOs to promote Cambodian children’s rights and their studies in the community. The NGOs were MIKI Home Cambodia, New Hope For Cambodia Children, and Meta and Mission Community. ...
Success of project to get marginalised children into classrooms lauded
Four years ago, a consortium of NGOs in Cambodia identified 57,000 marginalised children who, for various reasons, were not attending school, and put them into classrooms. Today, more than 90 percent of them are still attending classes, an achievement lauded during the Cambodia Consortium for ...
Project offers children education in remote areas
Plan International Cambodia has launched a three-year project to help young children living in remote and disadvantaged areas in Ratanakkiri and Stung Treng provinces receive education and health care services. ...
Students call for wider selection of books
A quarter of Cambodian students want more access to books and other reading materials, a study by World Vision revealed yesterday. Of the 4,000 students surveyed by the global NGO, 25 percent said they sought “more amount and variety” of books, while 12 percent wanted “better ...
Khmer Times Staff
Hun Sen makes a plea for more child welfare
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on everyone whose work related to children to be conscientious and passionate about their job. He spoke at the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Regional Early Childhood Development Conference, which is being held over three days in Siem Reap City. ...
A meal for a child’s smile, the living legacy of Christian des Pallieres
Founded in 1995 by a French couple, Christian and Marie-France des Pallieres, PSE is a well-recognized charity, home to nearly 7,000 students who are educated, fed, provided with healthcare and vocational training skills. ...
Ten Soksreinith and Hean Socheata
Launch of child welfare plan marked
The Cambodian government on Monday launched its first nationwide policy for child development, aiming to enhance education, promote social welfare and strengthen protection for children in the Kingdom. ...
Education, jobs top issues for youths: survey
Problems with employment, security and education continue to plague young people in Cambodia, the Youth Coalition for Unity and Development, along with Oxfam Cambodia, said on Sunday at an event commemorating the 16th International Youth Day. ...