Education and training

Development and assistance for education

Japan donates $500K for B’bang education

In an agreement signed at the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) received a $529,068 grant from from the Japanese government to carry out its projects aimed at improving early childhood education in Battambang. In a press release, the ...

Voun Dara

Ministry approves computer budget for schools

The Finance Ministry has approved a budget for the Education, Youth and Sport Ministry to spend on computers and printers for public schools. Finance Minister Aun Pornoniroth in a letter on Friday said the budget is to facilitate a part of the Education Ministry’s reform ...

Pech Sotheary

Preah Vihear’s teachers barred from tutoring

Teachers in Preah Vihear province and the Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (Cita) have denounced a letter issued on Tuesday by the provincial education department banning teachers from tutoring on Sundays and public holidays. ...

Long Kimmarita

Dropouts to get online education scheme

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is working in conjunction with Unesco and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) to launch an internet-based education programme for Cambodian youths in grades seven to nine who have dropped out of school. ...

Voun Dara

RUPP seal Sweden’s $10M funding

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on Wednesday to fund a high-quality training and research institute. The agreement is worth in the region of $10 million for a four-year pilot phase focusing on ...

Long Kimmarita

Government leads joint programme with EU, strengthening an education sector

The EU on Wednesday launched the new phase of a multi-agency supported programme aimed at strengthening the Kingdom’s education sector. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF), which was started in 2011, has entered its third and final phase which will cost $27 million over four ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Budget boosts for health and education

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said the government will increase the budget for the health and education ministries in next year’s national budget to improve the welfare of people.​ ...

Ven Rathavong

Education grant targets disadvantaged children

The Education Ministry’s Capacity Development Partnership Fund has accepted another multimillion dollar grant from the Global Partnership for Education in order to improve the quality of education for students lacking economic support. ...

Sen David

Higher education reform gets $90M

Cambodia’s higher education sector – which education officials last month said lacks a clear vision – will undergo improvements under a six-year project financed by a $90 million no-interest loan from the World Bank. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Japan funds education and health

The Japanese government yesterday provided grant assistance worth nearly $350,000 to support IT education for disabled young Cambodians, as well as the construction of hospital buildings in three provinces across the kingdom. The agreement was signed at the Japanese embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday afternoon between ...

Pav Suy

France grants $50 million in aid and loans to Cambodia

The French government has provided $50.9 million as grant aid and loans to Cambodia for clean water and hygiene in the provinces and to enhance capacity in the education sector.According to a statement from the Finance and Economy Ministry on Wednesday, the French government granted ...

Ven Rathavong

Teacher training video released

The Education Ministry has produced a short video and posted it to its YouTube channel to help teachers educate students in grades one to three. The video, which runs less than 20 minutes, shows methods of teaching Khmer literature, mathematics and other subjects. ...

Mom Kunthear

Government to add new kindergartens

The Ministry of Education plans to incorporate an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 community-based kindergartens – currently run by commune councils with support from NGOs – into the state public school system to ensure their sustainability, according to a new sub-decree. ...

Niem Chheng and Yesenia Amaro

Japan grants cash for teacher schools

Japan has granted about $28 million in aid for the construction of teacher education colleges in the kingdom. The signing ceremony took place yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. ...

Khuon Narim

US to fund project preserving clothes of S-21 victims

The United States Embassy has pledged $55,500 to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in part to preserve the clothes worn by victims of atrocities at S-21 prison. ...

Cindy Co

Teachers’ wage rally blocked

On the same day that Prime Minister Hun Sen gave a speech touting salary increases for teachers ahead of next year’s national election, about 20 Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA) members were blocked from having a peaceful demonstration seeking just that. ...

Ben Sokhean, Yon Sineat and Yesenia Amaro

Japan to aid Institute of Technology

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has signed an agreement with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia to strengthen engineering education and research for industrial development. ...

Pav Suy

Cham Muslims seek school aid

The Cham community in Kratie province’s Snoul district is seeking aid from donors to construct a school for 100 Muslim students. ...

Zahron Sokry

More education funds urged

A group of NGOs from the education sector yesterday urged the government to boost education spending to at least 20 percent of the country’s budget – a benchmark the Ministry of Education had hoped, and failed, to hit last year under its strategic plan. ...

Yesenia Amaro and Touch Sokha

Shukaku inc and Don Bosco sign scholarship MoU

Real estate developer Shukaku Inc has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with education and training-focused NGO Don Bosco Foundation, worth more than $69,000. Under the MoU, Shukaku would sponsor 20, two-year scholarships for Don Bosco students as well as develop a brand-new computer lab. ...

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