Tag Archives: Cambodia

Cambodia: Nationwide e-Library the answer for ‘remote education’

(17 Oct 2019)  In a public forum last Friday entitled ‘Innovations for Cambodia’s Shared Prosperity’, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) proposed an innovation to improve education quality in the country by developing a nationwide e-Library. The nationwide e-Library is mainly to cast a wider net of learning facilities for youth, particularly the young schooling population […]


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Cambodia: Librarians can lead our students into IR4.0

(9 Oct 2019)  The Royal Government of Cambodia through a loan from Asian Development Bank (ADB) is promoting sustainable growth through economic diversification, strengthened competitiveness and increased productivity. Part of the program includes “upskilling and reskilling opportunities for existing workers to address skills gaps and skills shortage in the industrial sector through work-based learning programs”. […]


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The Asia Foundation signs MOU to enhance school libraries with Cambodia’s Government

(26 October 2018, Phnom Penh) Today, The Asia Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) to implement the Books for Cambodia program. Over the next five years, the program will distribute high-quality English storybooks and educational resource books to 1,000 […]


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Asia Foundation and Starbucks bring coffee storybook to Let’s Read! digital library

(19 September 2018, Phnom Penh) The Asia Foundation and Starbucks Cambodia organized a Let’s Read! Booklab (previously referred to as mini hackathons) on September 14 with a team consisting of a writer, an illustrator, an editor, and Starbucks partners at the Starbucks store located in Eden Garden. The book creation event is part of a […]


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Vice President U Myint Swe delivers speech at closing ceremony of CONSAL XVII

(5 May 2018) Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a speech at the closing ceremony of the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XVII) at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II (MICC-II) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon. Vice President U Myint Swe said that by hosting the CONSAL XVII, Myanmar had successfully conducted works […]


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Asia Foundation Launches Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children

(19 September 2016, Phnom Penh)  Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak reading culture in many developing Asian countries – a […]


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The dawn of a new day for reading in Cambodia

(23 March 2016) Cambodia marked its first National Reading Day on March 11 – a public event that calls on Cambodians to embrace a love of reading. The event was one of the many recent steps taken by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS) to improve the quality of education in Cambodia. A […]


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By van or tablet, mobile libraries are fixing Cambodia’s book crisis

(8 September 2015)  Books are out of reach for many Cambodians, writes Katie Wudel. But nearly a third own mobile devices. So it makes sense to start thinking of reading material as mobile, too. Check out this slideshow to find out how The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program, in partnership with Library For All, is seeking scalable solutions to […]


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Books for Asia kicks off Let’s Read! Asia crowdfunding campaign to bring children’s digital library to Cambodia

(8 September 2015, San Francisco) This International Literacy Day, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia is launching a crowdfunding campaign to benefit the Let’s Read! Asia digital library, the international nonprofit’s first eBook donation project. A collaboration with the nonprofit Library for All, the library is one of the first of its kind in developing […]


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Using mobile technology to make local stories available in Cambodia

(17 April 2015) In Cambodia, books are out of reach for most children. A vicious cycle exists: families can’t afford to purchase books, which means local publishers don’t have the means to publish children’s books. Colorful, engaging storybooks that inspire a lifelong love of reading are frequently absent from schools and homes. Books for Asia, […]


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SAGE supports access to information in Cambodia

(11 February 2015, London) SAGE today was delighted to announce an extended partnership with the eIFL Foundation scheme. The extended agreement offers access to SAGE Journals (SJ) online and SAGE Research Methods (SRM) to all 18 members of the foundations branch in Cambodia, Cam-eIFL. The eIFL foundation supports the wide availability of electronic resources for […]


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Wander through Angkor’s thousand-year-old temples on Street View

(2 April 2014)  Google has made more than 100 of Angkor Wat’s historic sites available online with Street View on Google Maps. More than 90,000 panoramic images provide unique views of the exteriors and interiors of Angkor’s ancient temples including the Bayon. The announcement with links is here.


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Information literacy workshop in Cambodia

On 22-23 March 2014, The Cambodian Librarians and Documentalists Association (CLDA) conducted the first-ever workshop in Cambodia on information literacy for academic library staff. The trainers were Mr. Greg Bem, a student intern of the iSchool at University of Washington, and Ms. Kolap Mao, Library Director of Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Read about it here.


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