Wednesday 9 October 2019

Youth leadership brings children’s voices to UN child rights reporting

“This is the first time for children, and youth like me, to develop and submit the children’s report to the UN [Committee on the Rights of the Child],” said Sophoeurn, who led the children and youth reporting process. “And also this is the first big achievement of my leadership since I was recruited as the Director of CCYMCR [Cambodia Children and Young People Movement for Child Rights].”

Tuesday 8 October 2019

After years of hardship, a young boy finally gets the education he needs

Sokha*, 13, was born into a very poor and disadvantaged family in a small village in the eastern central Cambodian province of Kampong Cham Province near the Mekong River. Although Sokha is 13 years old, he is just now studying first grade at the primary school in his village. Sokha only recently re-enrolled in school again after dropping out of school years ago due to disability and his family situation. Sokha had been to school once before; he started first grade when he was six years old but did not finish his first year.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Away from home, a young teacher takes on a new role to support preschool education

Mr. Sou Lida is a 25 year-old Primary School Teacher from Pursat Province. Lida has been living and teaching in Pramouy Commune in Veal Veng District – a remote part of the province near the Cambodian border with Thailand, nearly 125 km away from the major town, the provincial capital of Pursat.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Parental engagement in children’s education is the key to success

When Save the Children’s Remote Early Learning project started in her village in 2018, Ms. Sali was invited to join the trainings and workshops. She participated in all the project activities and gained a great deal of knowledge related to the benefits of her children’s education, especially children between the ages of three and five. After learning more, she understood that attending preschool and actively supporting young children’s development is extremely important for a variety of reasons, like helping children to develop a strong foundation before they enter primary school. Ms. Sali is now aware of the interconnected benefits of supporting and fostering young children’s mental, physical, social, emotional and psychosocial development.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Sign Language Class facilitates increased communication and empathetic relationships at school and at home for this deaf student in rural Cambodia

During break time at Anlong Kray Primary School, a young 13-year-old boy named Chamroeun is smiling and singing a song with his friends on the playground. However Chamroeun is not singing with his voice, instead he sings using Cambodian Sign Language.