Tag Archives: Cambodia

Cambodia: Documentation Centre of Cambodia has named its library the Queen Mother’s Library

(21 Jul 2020) The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has named its library the Queen Mother’s Library in honour of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk. Recently, Ambassador Dr. Julio Jeldres, former Private Secretary and Official Biographer to his Late Majesty, the King Father Norodom Sihanouk, donated his entire collection of documents and […]


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Cambodia: A Khmer Rouge reference repository opens in Takeo

(27 Jul 2020) A Khmer Rouge Research Office and Library opened in Takeo Province on Monday to promote research and raise awareness about the Democratic Kampuchea regime. The project was officially inaugurated on the campus of the Takeo Regional Teacher Training Centre by its backers, the Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam) and the Ministry of Education, […]


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Cambodia: Promoting reading through home library

(29 May 2020) Since Bopha was young, encouraging people to read books through her part-time job as a mobile librarian had always been her favourite activity. Currently, Bopha continues her mission by creating her very own home library in Arak Svay village in Siem Reap City’s Nokor Thom commune to strengthen a reading culture among […]


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Cambodia: book fair 2019 attracts thousands of visitors

(16 Dec 2019) Thousands of visitors flocked into the 8th Cambodia Book Fair held at the National Library of Cambodia, Phnom Penh from Dec. 13 to 15, 2019 under the theme “Start Your Dream With Books in Your Hands”. During three-day fair, about 150,000 to 160,000 visitors came to read and purchase books as well as […]


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Center for Khmer Studies, Siem Reap hiring Assistant Librarian

(17 Nov 2019) The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) library is a specialized academic library and open to the public, operating in the heart of Siem Reap. It provides the essential services of ensuring open access to materials on Cambodian and Southeast Asian history and culture. Its diversified book collection serves as an invaluable information […]


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Vietnamese embassy presents 500 books to Cambodian province

(14 Nov 2019)  The Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia on November 14 handed over 500 books to the Cultural Centre and Library in Kampong Speu province, aiming to encourage the country’s reading culture and human resources training. VietnamPlus has the full story here.  


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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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