Cambodia

Total population (in thousands) 15,578 (2015)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 4,924 (2015)
Out-of-school children 94,789 (2015)
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Cambodia: Inclusive education helps children thrive

With support from the IKEA Foundation, 25 preschools in the urban poor areas of Phnom Penh have been targeted for ...
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Students Migrate, Leaving School at the Border

Before she dropped out of school in April, following her cousin to a factory in Thailand where a week of ...
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Building schools for the less fortunate

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education has held many projects to ensure that Cambodian citizens receive at least the most basic education ...
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Children with Disabilities

 

Cambodia: Inclusive education helps children thrive

With support from the IKEA Foundation, 25 preschools in the urban poor areas of Phnom Penh have been targeted for ...
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In Cambodia, head teacher Bin Nou makes a difference

This is Bin Nou. She’s 35 years old. Nou is a head teacher at Ta Tum Primary school in Bantheay ...
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Ministry of Education eyes new departments

The Ministry of Education has proposed the creation of three new departments, including one for special education, a move applauded ...
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Emergency

 

Cambodia hopes to revolutionise its outdated education system

Cambodia must shed its long-standing – and outdated – allegiance to rote learning in favour of alternative teaching strategies, the ...
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Gender

 

Increasingly, Cambodian Women Seeking Higher Education Abroad

Cambodian women face many obstacles to success in education, including domestic violence and sexual violence, but an increasing number of ...
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5 Innovative Programs Investing in Girls’ STEM Education

Too many children today are not given the chance to fully explore their own curiosity, and girls especially are constrained ...
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Educating Young Women in Rural Cambodia

The women of Cambodia have made progress in education. From 2004 to 2012, the proportion of women to men in ...
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ICT in Education

 

A Village of E-books

The village of Tanou lies in a quiet corner of Cambodia, about 13 kilometers down a dusty road off National ...
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Books for Asia kicks off Let’s Read! Asia crowdfunding campaign to bring children’s digital library to Cambodia

This International Literacy Day, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia is launching a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the Let’s Read! ...
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Total Reading Approach for Children Project

Improving early grade reading among Cambodian children, “the mLearning application is not only an important component of TRAC, but it ...
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Innovative Financing

 

Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year ...
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Education NGOs seek more funds for schools

NGOs tackling education issues in Cambodia yesterday launched a campaign urging the government to bump education spending to 20 per ...
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Learning Outcomes

 

Cambodia: Remedial classes give children a chance to dream

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 2016: With tears in her eyes, Reaksmey*, 13, recalled the time her mother was arrested due ...
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Cambodia:Early learning is making a difference for children from ethnic minority communities

What happens when you teach young children in a their native language? The results go beyond the obvious. This is rural ...
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Cambodia hopes to revolutionise its outdated education system

Cambodia must shed its long-standing – and outdated – allegiance to rote learning in favour of alternative teaching strategies, the ...
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Mother Tongue

 

Multilingual education helps children in north east Cambodia to learn at school

Kratie Province, Cambodia, May 2017: By the time his first lesson begins at 7am, Grade 3 student Nelkea has already ...
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Language can unlock access to education. Here’s how.

It is early morning; Kratie is just waking up. Villagers are getting ready for their day, fetching water and preparing ...
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Ethnic Minority Children in the Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children (CCOSC) project

Accessing education in north-east Cambodia is not an opportunity all children get to enjoy. Families and children face barriers including ...
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Partership

 

Building schools for the less fortunate

Cambodia’s Ministry of Education has held many projects to ensure that Cambodian citizens receive at least the most basic education ...
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Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year ...
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Policy and Curriculum

 

Positive discipline makes a difference at school in Cambodia

Kampot, Cambodia, December 2016 – Nine-year-old Nuy Visith Ranksey is the perfect example of a contented child growing up in ...
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Cambodia: Remedial classes give children a chance to dream

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 2016: With tears in her eyes, Reaksmey*, 13, recalled the time her mother was arrested due ...
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Cambodia: Education Reform Urged

Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron has called on all levels of government, development partners and political parties to commit to ...
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Private Sector

 

Cambodia charity Pour Un Sourire D’enfant asks Hongkongers to put smiles on children’s faces

It all started 20 years ago, seeing children scavenging for food at a rubbish dump in Cambodia. “We saw children ...
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Education In Action – Toolbox Training At Siem Reap

"Friends-International believes in developing strong working relationships and partnerships within relevant sectors of all countries we work in. Our CYTI ...
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Celebrating its 20th year, Friends looks to the future

"When Friends International, one of Cambodia’s best known NGOs, opened its doors in 1994, the country had just emerged from ...
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Teacher

 

In Cambodia, head teacher Bin Nou makes a difference

This is Bin Nou. She’s 35 years old. Nou is a head teacher at Ta Tum Primary school in Bantheay ...
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Ethnic Minority Children in the Cambodian Consortium for Out of School Children (CCOSC) project

Accessing education in north-east Cambodia is not an opportunity all children get to enjoy. Families and children face barriers including ...
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A Passionate Teacher Pays It Forward

"Outside of a one-room wooden school building, you can hear the sound of giggling and children spelling out words in ...
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Good Cases