Monday, December 31, 2018

From community preschool to primary school: Ensuring inclusive education for children with disabilities

By Coline Dumoulin,

Chhim Vin (on the left) during class at L'ak village.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Coline Dumoulin
Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia, December 2018: At L’ak village primary school in Ochum district, nine-year-od Chhim Vin goes back to class after the break and directly sits next to his best friend, Ya Rean. Like all his classmates, he is quietly listening to his Grade 1 teacher who is explaining the importance of washing their hands. If he is paying so much attention, it is because he realizes the value of education even though it has not always been the case. Because of disability in his leg, he did not want to go to school for a very long time.

A commune council determined to help children with disabilities go to school

By Coline Dumoulin,

Rocham Thai, with her brother Rocham Brek, her father Kway Khean and her mother Rocham Ngel
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Coline Dumoulin

Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia, December 2018: In the remote village of Tien in Ratanakiri province, Rocham Thai proudly writes in Khmer her name, age and class on her notebook. The 12-year-old Tampoun girl is deaf-mute, but it does not prevent her from getting access to education. She has just started Grade 4 but is already planning on continuing her studies up to higher education with the support of her parents and of the commune. She shares this common dream with her little brother, Rocham Brek, 10 years old, who is also deaf-mute and who started Grade 1 this year. Unable to walk since his birth, the life of Rocham Brek changed in April 2018 when the village chief got in contact with an organization who offered the young boy physical rehabilitation in Kratie.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Meet the faces of Cambodia’s future

By Rachel McCarthy,

 Through life skills education, Cambodian adolescents are building confidence.

Fourteen-year-old Kaing Youra attends Aranh Raingsey Lower Secondary School, where she’s participating in life skills education. © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Rachel McCarthy 
Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 2018: Cambodia’s Siem Reap province is perhaps best known for the ancient temples of its Angkorian Empire. Crumbling remains stretch from Ankgor Wat to distant rice fields, symbols of Cambodia’s ancient history. But Siem Reap contains not only Cambodia’s treasured past; inside Arang Raingsey Lower Secondary School, on the rural outskirts of this bustling city, adolescents have their eyes set on a promising new future. 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Young people lead review of UNICEF activities

By Elizabeth Fisher

Four UNICEF youth evaluators in the field.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Elizabeth Fisher

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, December 2018: It was a special week for Aing David, Nao Vanny, E Vy and Thorn Sreynang from Ratanakiri, a province, located in northeast Cambodia. Along with eight other students and with support from UNICEF, they implemented the first youth-led review for two UNICEF initiatives -  the Magic Classroom (Title in Khmer: Prai Krala) and the Community Preschool Programme’s playgrounds.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

When the student becomes the teacher

By James Elrington

The positive impact of multilingual education for indigenous communities in rural Cambodia

Chea Lach in front of her house, Ratanakiri.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, December 2018: For many children school can be a daunting place, but for those children who don’t understand the language their teacher speaks, it can prevent them from going to school altogether. 

There are thousands of indigenous children in Cambodia, mainly in the north-eastern provinces, where there is low preschool enrolment, high drop-out rates and many students repeating grades. But teachers like Chea Lach, who are trained to teach children in their native language, are making a positive impact on keeping indigenous children in school and completing their studies.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

“I want her to go as high as she can go.”

By James Elrington

The positive impact of multilingual education for indigenous communities in rural Cambodia

Eleven-year-old Loul Bopha, in the small rural village of Kres, Ratanakiri.© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, December 2018: For 11-year-old Loul Bopha, school is one of her favourite places, but this wasn’t always the case. Before the introduction of multilingual education into her school she felt isolated and unable to interact with her teachers who taught in Khmer, the national language of Cambodia. Loul lives in the small rural village of Kres in Ratanakiri, where the indigenous language is Kreung, and for her and her family the local school represented a culture they couldn’t relate to which meant Loul was often reluctant to go to school. For many children in rural communities who speak a minority language this often means they drop-out of school and end up working on their family farm from an early age.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Water, sanitation and hygiene facilities create a safe environment for children to learn

By Sovath Ngin

Schoolgirls at Trapaing Seika primary school.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Sovath Ngin
Prey Veng, Cambodia, December 2018: In 2004 Trapaing Seika primary school was a healthy environment where, thanks to efforts by UNICEF and its partner Aeon, through the Japan Committee for UNICEF, children had access to two toilet blocks with six toilets. But by 2008, the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities had fallen into disrepair and the children had to practice open defecation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Faces of Cambodia: Ratanakiri

By Greg Jewell

Ten-year-old Chen Rachana reading a story in Kak commune, Ratanakiri. © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, December 2018: In this edition of Faces of Cambodia, we look at stories of children in the province of Ratanakiri. Ratanakiri is about a nine-hour drive northeast of Phnom Penh—the nation’s capital—and is located near the Cambodian and Vietnamese/Laos border. Ratanakiri is best known for its beautiful waterfalls, diverse ethnic communities, a lake in the middle of a mountain formed by an ancient volcano, and as the destination from which trekkers leave for their jungle excursions.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

How a new TV series is teaching children valuable lessons about health and nutrition

By Greg Jewell

12-year-old Bajamson smiling after viewing an episode of Prai Krala,
a TV series produced by UNICEF.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/
Todd Brown

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, December 2018: 12-year-old Bajamson studies in the fifth grade. He lives in Kak commune in the Borkeo District of Ratanakiri. The province of Ratanakiri is located close to the Cambodian and Vietnamese/Laos borders, a nine-hour drive North East of Phnom Penh. Ratanakiri is best known for its beautiful waterfalls, a lake in the middle of a mountain formed by an ancient volcano, and as the destination from which trekkers leave for their jungle excursions.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Opportunities and a Better Future for Children with Disabilities

By Seng Solydeth,

Makara who has just woken up from his nap gives a big smile.
 © UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Chansereypich Seng

‘Disability inclusion’ is part of the multilingual education and sub-national administration training modules and it covers topics such as the definition of disability, the rights of people with disabilities, discrimination, acceptance, and support.

Thanks to these educational trainings, children with disability are having more opportunities and receiving better care from their families and friends.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chem Sopheak: A Champion of education for children from indigenous communities

By Tyler Henry

Chem Sopheak attends the Mondulkiri Discovery Workshop 
for the MENAP Evaluation.
 © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Tyler Henry  

Mundulkiri Province, Cambodia, November 2018 – In the village of Puyam in Mondulkiri Province, a school director is attempting to both advocate for inclusive quality education and create a school support system that responds to evidence generated from the community. With training assistance provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and inputs from UNICEF and her own force of personality, Chem Sopheak has created an ideal learning environment for increased learning through multilingual education at Puyam Preschool and Primary School.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pursuing a Dream: Internship with UNICEF Cambodia

By Winnie Chu

At the UNICEF office. © UNICEF/2018/Sophea Phok

Under the terms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, children have the right to survival, development, protection, education, and being raised by their parents; however, in Cambodia, many children encounter adverse childhood experiences. As a social worker from the United States with a passion in international development, my aspirations to change the world led me to complete an internship with the Child Protection Section at UNICEF Cambodia during summer 2018.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Voices of Youth Programme: Questions and Answers

By Victoria Laroche Creux

Voices of Youth trainees during the weekly sessions.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Victoria Laroche Creux

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 2018

What is the Voices of Youth programme?
Voices of Youth (VOY), founded by UNICEF Headquarters in New York, is a vibrant community of youth bloggers offering inspiring content, original insight and opinion from across the globe. Bloggers on VOY share their creative talents with the world through writing about issues that matter most to them. UNICEF Cambodia started this programme in-country in 2016 and since then Cambodian adolescents and young people were successfully trained in blogging as well as in other critical skills like communication, online-safety, self-expression and team work.

Hand in hand for Cambodia’s children: UNICEF and Cambodian government staff unite for programme sites visit

by Nadja Linke

UNICEF staff with student from Kampong Popil Primary school
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Nadja Linke

Phnom Penh,  Cambodia, November 2018 -  This month, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and UNICEF launched their 3rd joint monitoring visit (JMV) across Cambodia to evaluate ongoing education and child protection programmes for children and women in Cambodia.

Sorita’s success story: From Voices of Youth trainee to trainer

By Victoria Laroche Creux

Sorita and four trainees after a Voices of Youth session.
From left to right: Dara, Pisey, Sorita, Pichny and Sakada.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Victoria Laroche Creux

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 2018 – It is an ordinary day at the UNICEF office in Phnom Penh and Sorita is waiting for 11 trainees to arrive.

Sorita is 21 years old and currently working as a blogging trainer for the Voices of Youth programme of UNICEF Cambodia. She is providing ongoing training to 11 young Cambodians on blogging, writing and research, among other skills. For 3 months, she holds weekly face-to-face sessions and gives feedback to the trainees on their writing assignments. Every trainee writes one blog article per week, on topics and issues of their choosing.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Adolescent and Youth Reference Group ensure evaluation stays focused on the rights of children, adolescents and young people

 By Elizabeth Fisher

5 Adolescent and Youth Reference Group members from left to right:
Pan Sopheak (19), Pheun Path Jeudy (21), Ieng Sophaphuong Leo (17),
So Seam Sokim (21) and Vat Serey Roth (19)
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Elizabeth Fisher

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, November 2018 – When someone mentions research or evaluation, the first image that comes to mind may include a room full of adults discussing data in technical terms and not an interactive event with young people taking part in a discussion with Secretaries of State and policy makers. However, the latter is what you would see if you attended meetings on the Child Protection Programme Evaluation at UNICEF Cambodia.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Community-centered education reform leads to great results for students

By Latifah Azlan

School Director Mr. Khun Nim (middle) meets with Mr. Yong Hieng,
Head of School Support Committee (right),
and another school support committee member at Svay Kal Primary School.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

KAMPONG THOM Province, Cambodia, November 2018 – Svay Kal Primary School was, until recent years, one of the schools which have developed a reputation for low-grades and high dropout rates, resulting in low enrollment figures.

កំណែទម្រង់ការអប់រំផ្តោតលើសហគមន៍ នាំមកនូវលទ្ធផលល្អប្រសើរដល់សិស្សានុសិស្ស

ដោយ Latifah Azlan

លោកនាយកសាលា ឃុន នីម(រូបកណ្តាល)
អង្គុយជាមួយនឹងលោក យុង ហៀង
ប្រធានគណៈកម្មការទ្រទ្រង់សាលា (ខាងស្តាំ)
©UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

ខេត្តកំពង់ធំ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨ – កាលពីប៉ុន្មានឆ្នាំមុននេះ សាលាបឋមសិក្សាស្វាយកាល់ គឺជាសាលារៀនមួយស្ថិតនៅក្នុងចំណោមសាលារៀនដែលសិស្សទទួលបានពិន្ទុទាប និងមានអត្រាបោះបង់ចោលការសិក្សាខ្ពស់ ដែលជាហេតុនាំឱ្យមានការចុះឈ្មោះចូលរៀនរបស់សិស្សទាប។

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Education on the brink for children who migrate with parents

By Bunly Meas 

Dy likes to help with the cooking whenever possible.
He does not always have breakfast depending on the availability of food in the house.
His parents use the money they earn (5 dollars a day) to buy food for the family.
Stung Mean Chey, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Fani Llaurado

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 2018 – As she helps her son put on his school uniform, twenty-six-year-old Sien Chres is excited but surprised to see him returning to kindergarten.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mobile technology used to reach women with vital health and nutrition messages

By Victoria Laroche Creux

Nam Neth, 33, holding baby Ren Pagnayuth, 4 months and 8 days old
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Victoria Laroche Creux

Takeo Province, Cambodia, November 2018 – Many pregnant women and mothers in Cambodia do not have access to health centres and may not have adequate knowledge to take care of themselves during their pregnancy nor to take care of their new-born baby.

Friday, October 26, 2018

How a health and nutritional study is empowering researchers and participants in Cambodia

By Greg Jewell

Yin and his mother Leav Channy on their way
to the longitudinal study data collection site.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, October 2018: Two-year-old Yin Ratana and his mother Leav Channy, a rice farmer, are on their way to a health and nutrition data collection site in the Yeak Lom commune in the province of Ratanakiri. Ratanakiri is about a nine-hour drive northeast of Phnom Penh—the nation’s capital—and is located near the Cambodian and Vietnamese/Laos border.

Monday, October 22, 2018

How a mobile library is enriching the lives of children in Cambodia

By Greg Jewell

Kak village, Borkeo district of Ratanakiri.
UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

Ratanakiri, Cambodia, October 2018: Chen Rachana is ten years old and studies in the third grade. She lives in Kak village in the Borkeo district of Ratanakiri. The province is located close to the Cambodian and Vietnamese/Laos borders, a nine-hour drive North East of Phnom Penh. Ratanakiri is best known for its beautiful waterfalls, a lake in the middle of a mountain formed by an ancient volcano, and as the destination from which trekkers leave for their jungle excursions.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ការបង្កើនគុណភាពអប់រំ ជាមួយទិន្នន័យប្រសើរជាងមុន

ដោយ Latifah Azlan

អ្នកគ្រូ គង់ ស្រីម៉ៅ ឈរញញឹម ក្នុងពេលសិស្សគាត់កំពុងអានសៀវភៅក្នុងថ្នាក់រៀន
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

        ខេត្តកំពង់ធំ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែតុលា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨ – ក្នុងយុគសម័យដែលមានទិន្នន័យសម្បូរបែប អ្នកជំនាញអប់រំក្នុងខេត្តកំពង់់ធំ ត្រូវបានបណ្តុះបណ្តាលអំពីរបៀបប្រមូល វិភាគ និងប្រើប្រាស់ទិន្នន័យ ទៅលើលទ្ធផលសិក្សា និងវត្តមានរបស់សិស្ស សម្រាប់ប្រើប្រាស់ក្នុងការរៀបចំកិច្ចតែងការបង្រៀន និងលើកកម្ពស់សាលារៀនរបស់ពួកគេផងដែរ។

Improving the quality of education with better data

By Latifah Azlan

Schoolteacher Ms. Kong Sreymao smiles as her student reads in class 
at Kampong Thmar Primary School. © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Todd Brown

KAMPONG THOM Province, Cambodia, October 2018 – In an era of abundant data, education professionals in Kampong Thom province have been taught to collect, process and use data on student academic performance and attendance to inform their lesson plans and to improve the school.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Inclusive water, sanitation, and hygiene in schools for all boys and girls

By Sovath Ngin and Stina Heikkila

A pre-primary and 6th grade school girls wash their hands at the new facilities.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Fani Llaurado

Kratie Povince, Cambodia, September 2018 - After a long drive on bumpy, dirt roads, it’s break-time when we arrive at Serey Pheap Primary School to inspect its new water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities during a trip we took earlier this year. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ក្តីសង្ឃឹម ការចូលរួម និងការរៀនសូត្រ៖ សាលាមត្តេយ្យសហគមន៍ផ្តល់ឱ្យកុមារពិការ នូវឱកាសឈានទៅរកអនាគតកាន់តែល្អប្រសើរ

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ដោយ  Mariko Yamaguchi

កុមារា រឿន ចេនូ កំពុងរៀនក្នុងសាលាមត្តេយ្យសហគមន៍
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Vanny Kong

ខេត្តក្រចេះ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨៖ កុមារមួយក្រុម ដែលភាគច្រើនមានអាយុចន្លោះពី៣ ទៅ៥ឆ្នាំ កំពុងរត់លេងនៅក្នុងបរិវេណសួនកុមារ ក្នុងភូមិត្រពាំងទ្រាំង ហើយខ្លះកំពុងឆ្លាស់វេនគ្នាយោលទោងធ្វើពីកង់ឡាន។ សួនកុមារតែមួយគត់ក្នុងសហគមន៍នេះ មានទីតាំងក្នុងបរិវេណសាលាមត្តេយ្យសហគមន៍។

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Calling ‘foul’ on violence against children in school

 By Yemi Lufadeju

Students of Peam Ror School enjoy a game of soccer
on the school playground with their teacher,
Mr Mork Koy as referee. © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Fani Llaurado

Prey Veng Province, Cambodia, September 2018: A football jersey is the choice of physical education wear for most of the children at Peam Ror Primary School. Variations of blue and white jerseys are worn by the students as they eagerly await the clanging sound of the school bell announcing recess. As they play a game of five-a-side, even their scuffles and ball-passes show a sign of order and discipline – a hint of the changes that have taken place in the school over the last three years.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Hope of better outcomes for vulnerable children with improved support for social services

By Phaloeuk Kong

Keo Chetra interviews a commune council member
in Pech Chenda Commune, Battambang, Cambodia;
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Phaloeuk Kong

Battambang, Cambodia, August 2018 – In Cambodia, many families live below the minimum wage of about $5 a day and women and children are some of the worst affected by poverty in all its forms. As a UNICEF monitoring and evaluation officer, my job involves collecting and analyzing data to inform decision making regarding how best to meet the needs of children who live in disadvantaged communities.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Partnership supports greater equity across the social divide

By M’Lop Tapang

© UNICEF Cambodia/2015/Charles Fox

Sihanouk, Cambodia, August 2018 – Growing up in Cambodia is tough for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, but when these marginalized individuals come into conflict with the law their situation can become desperate.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Emergency flood response emphasizes need for water, sanitation and hygiene services in rural Cambodia

By Yemi Lufadeju

Ou Chay Village, Siem Pang District, Stung Treng Province.
Sok Vi holds the detergent and water purification powder
her family received from the emergency response team
after they were evacuated from their village.

Photo: UNICEF Cambodia/ 2018/Lufadeju 

Stung Treng province, Cambodia, August 2018: As children run along the mud roads of Ou Chay village in Santepheap commune, which lies along the Sekong river, the squeals and shrieks from their game of catch-me-if-you-can is the only sound that breaks the silence of the sleepy serenity of the village.

Emergency flood response helps create new healthy habits

By Yemi Lufadeju

Greng (14) washes her hands with her brother’s help.
She uses soap provided by the flood response team.
Her family is now able to purify water from the river for drinking
and store it in the buckets and kegs
they were provided to cope with the impact of floods.
Photo UNICEF Cambodia/2018/L

Stung Treng province, Cambodia, August 2018 -- Greng Pham (14) starts her day at sunrise before the rest of her family. She puts the first rays of sunlight to good use by reading a book in the tranquil woodland surroundings of her home in Ou Chay village, one of several communes along the Sekong River in northern Cambodia.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bystander no more: health worker acts to end violence against children

By Ayphalla Te and Pharin Khiev

Midwife Korn Vichera stands in front of the
Chang Krang Health Center in Kratie province.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Ayphalla Te

Kratie province, Cambodia August 2018 –Twenty-seven-year-old Korn Vichera is a midwife in Chang Krang Health Center in the beautiful, remote district of Chetborey, in the eastern province of Kratie.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

UNICEF-WELLA making positive waves in Cambodian youth’s life

By Ayphalla Te

Cambodian youth receive hairdressing training from
Wella-UNICEF Making Waves trainers at Mith Samlanh Vocational Training Centre,
during the sessions conducted in Phnom Penh in August/September 2017
as part of the partnership. © Wella UNICEF/Charles Fox/2017

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 2018 – Twenty-three-year-old Top Sreyleap has every reason to be thankful for the major turnaround in her life today.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Health outreach programme improves access to antenatal care for women in remote villages

By Ponlok Leng and Latifah Azlan 

A secondary midwife, during a consultation
with a preganant woman at a health centre in Kratie province.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018 – Khut Sokhorn is a 39-year-old rice farmer from Kampong Damrey village in Boeung Char commune, Kratie province. Though it lies along the Mekong River, her village is remotely located and difficult to reach. The closest towns are found many kilometers away, where they are accessible only by boat. This means that essential services are isolated not only from Sokhorn, but also from the 93 other families who live in this village.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Local administrations empowered to help children enjoy their right to education

By Mariko Yamaguchi

A village in Kratie Province, Cambodia.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018: Roeun Loth is 8 years old. She has seven brothers and sisters and lives in Srah village, Thmei commune, about 30 kilometers from the town center of Kratie Province. The family makes a living working in rice farming and the timber business. Loth studies in Grade 2 of primary school.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hope, belonging and learning: Community preschools provide children with disability the chance for a better future

By Mariko Yamaguchi

Roeun Chenu learns at the community preschool;
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Vanny Kong

Kratie province, Cambodia, July 2018: A bevy of children, most between the ages of 3 and 5, are running around a playground in Trapeang Traing village, taking turns swinging on a tire swing. The community’s only playground is located on the grounds of the local community preschool.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

ការចិញ្ចឹមកូនបែបវិជ្ជមាន កាត់បន្ថយអំពើហិង្សាលើកុមារ និងរក្សាគ្រួសារឱ្យរស់នៅជុំគ្នាក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា

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ដោយ Ayphalla Te និង Miho Yoshikawa

អ្នកស្រីសែន ណារី កំពុងបីកូនប្រុសពៅគាត់ ស្រេង ករុណាពេជ្រ
នៅ​មុខព្រះបរមរាជវាំង នាក្រុង​ភ្នំពេញ
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Ayphalla Te

ទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែ ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ ២០១៨ – អ្នកស្រីសែន ណារី ជាអ្នកម្ដាយមានកូនបីនាក់ ហើយក៏ជាស្ត្រីតំណាងឱ្យអ្នកទទួលផលពីកម្មវិធីអប់រំកូនបែបវិជ្ជមាន ដែលជាវិធីសាស្ត្រចិញ្ចឹមកូនតាមរយៈការកសាងទំនាក់ទំនង និងការគោរព ហើយជាលទ្ធផលធ្វើឲ្យចំណងគ្រួសារកាន់តែរឹងមាំ និងមានសុភមង្គល។

កុមារីកំពុងឈានទៅមុខ៖ អាហារូបករណ៍នាំមកនូវឱកាសថ្មីទៅកាន់តំបន់ជនបទក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា

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ដោយ Rachel McCarthy និង Sovannarem Ngoy

ប្អូនស្រី នង អ៊ី ថុង គឺជា​សិស្សម្នាក់​ក្នុងចំណោម​សិស្សជាង ១.០០០ នាក់
ក្រសួងអប់រំ យុវជន និងកីឡា និងយូនីសេហ្វ

© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/McCarthy

ខេត្តរតនគិរី ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែមករា ឆ្នាំ២០១៨៖ ប្អូនស្រី នង អ៊ីថុង ជាសិស្សថ្នាក់ទី១២ មកពីភូមិមួយក្នុងខេត្តរតនគិរី ជាខេត្តជនបទនៅតំបន់ភ្នំ ជាប់ព្រំប្រទល់នឹងប្រទេសវៀតណាម និងប្រទេសឡាវ។ ពីរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ យើងត្រូវចំណាយពេល៨ម៉ោង ធ្វើដំណើរតាមផ្លូវជាតិ និងផ្លូវដីរលាក់ និងកាត់តាមចម្ការកៅស៊ូដាច់កន្ទុយភ្នែក ទើបទៅដល់វិទ្យាល័យរបស់ប្អូនស្រី អ៊ីថុង ដែលសាលានោះមានសិស្សចំនួន ៧០០នាក់។

Turning over a new leaf: A journey to happiness and schooling

By Ayphalla Te

Sixteen-year-old Ang Meng Eang with the cart he used
when scavenging with his mother.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Ayphalla Te

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 2018 – Growing up without a father is very hard for any child but imagine if you were in sixteen-year-old Ang Meng Eang and his two siblings’ shoes, a group of children who have endured an exceptionally tough life. 

Scholarship programme aims to reduce barriers to finishing secondary school

By Elizabeth Fisher

Sokha Dian at his home in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri Province,
where he lives with his parents and siblings
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Elizabeth Fisher

Mondulkiri, Cambodia, June 2018 – Sohka Dian is a grade 12 student in Sen Monorom, Mondulkiri Province. He is a shy and kind boy with a warm smile who, despite significant hardship, is completing his education.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How Cambodia is improving salt quality to boost children’s brain development

By Gregory Jewell

Cambodia’s new iodized salt certification logo.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Morooka

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 2018 – The Government of Cambodia, with support from UNICEF, launched Prakas 85, a new government policy which sets salt manufacturing standards and includes the introduction of a new logo for the certification of iodized salt.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Teen girls in Cambodia empowered through puberty knowledge and education

By Stina Heikkila and Sovath Ngin

Students from Grade 7 share their experiences of growth and changes.
Kabo Secondary School, Krong Kratie district, Kratie province.
©UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Fani Llaurado

Kratie Province, Cambodia, May 2018 – A change is in the air as the sun beats down on Kabo Lower Secondary School ahead of afternoon classes.

Excited chatter and giggles emanate from classrooms as girls and boys tease each other playfully as they wait for their teachers to arrive.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Positive parenting reduces violence against children and keeps families together in Cambodia

By Ayphalla Te and Miho Yoshikawa

Sen Nary and her youngest son, Sreng Karanapich,
are holding each other at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Ayphalla Te

Phnom Penh, May 2018 – Mother of three, Sen Nary is the embodiment of the benefits of positive parenting – an approach that builds communication and respect and leads to healthier and happier family ties.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Specialist care provides a new lifeline for people with hearing loss

By Youra Soeum

Rachana, an audiology trainee of All Ears and her colleagues
pose at the NGO’s clinic. ©UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Youra Soeum

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 2018 – Hearing loss is one of the most severe and least recognized disabilities and it affects over five per cent of the world’s population – 360 million people – according to World Health Organization data.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A mission to vaccinate: Cambodian health workers’ efforts to reach every child

By Chansereypich Seng

Health outreach workers speed along the Mekong River
to deliver vaccines and prenatal care to a remote community
in northeastern Cambodia; © UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Antoine Raab

World Immunization Week is celebrated annually during the last week of April. The global public health campaign aims to raise awareness on the importance and benefits of vaccinations and to ensure every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. UNICEF Cambodia travels with health worker Vorn Vannak to witness his mission to vaccinate children in northeastern Cambodia.

KRATIE, Cambodia, 24 April 2018 – Most weekday mornings, you’ll find Vorn Vannak at the health centre in northeastern Cambodia’s Sambo village, where he vaccinates children. But today, he’s speeding on a boat down the Mekong River, headed for the sleepy village of Koh Sam, about 8 kilometers away.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Care in the community provides safety net for children and families

By Luka D’Amato

Sroul Phyum and her family at home meeting 
with Senmonrom commune chief Thuan Threl.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Luka D'Amato

Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia, April 2018 – Meet Sroul Phyum, 29, a single mother of four who lives in Senmonrom commune, in the north-eastern province of Mondulkiri.

Her house is dark, lit only by the light leaking through the doorway and the cracks in the wooden walls. Her simple home is made up of wooden planks and sheet metal panels, with a dirt floor.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Protecting the ‘bamboo shoots of the country’ – the role of youth and religious leaders

By Ayphalla Te and Kanha Chan

Vat Sereyroth is passionate about advocating for youth.
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Ayphalla Te

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, April 2018 – Nineteen-year-old Vat Sereyroth is a high-school student who is using her youthful energy to initiate change and make Cambodia a safer place for children to grow up in.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ភ្នាក់ងារសង្គម ប្តេជ្ញាដោះស្រាយបញ្ហាអយុត្តិធម៌លើកុមារ

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ដោយ Luka D'Amato

កញ្ញា ហេង សំណាង អង្គុយលេងជាមួយកុមារីម្នាក់
© UNICEF Cambodia/2017/Luka D'Amato

រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា ខែធ្នូ ឆ្នាំ២០១៧ – ក្នុងពេលចម្រើនពេញវ័យ កញ្ញា ហេង សំណាង ចូលចិត្តភាពយន្តបែបស៊ើបអង្កេតលើឧក្រិដ្ឋកម្ម។ ភាពយន្តទាំងនេះបានជំរុញឲ្យនាងសិក្សាជំនាញចិត្តវិទ្យា ហើយបន្ទាប់មកបានក្លាយខ្លួនជាភ្នាក់ងារសង្គម។ ចំពោះសំណាង “ការស្រាវជ្រាវពីបទឧក្រិដ្ឋ” នៅក្នុងការងាររបស់នាង គឺសំដៅលើការជួយកុមារដែលជួបការលំបាក ឱ្យមានការរីកចម្រើន និងជួយផ្តល់សុវត្ថិភាពដល់ពួកគេពីគ្រោះថ្នាក់នានា។

Thursday, April 5, 2018

ពីអតីតកាលពោរពេញដោយបញ្ហា ទៅជាសិស្សជំនាញកែសម្ជស្ស

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ដោយ អង្គការមិត្តសំទ្បាញ់

កញ្ញា ដាវីន ក្នុងពេលបណ្តុះបណ្តាលជំនាញកែសម្ផស្ស
©Mith Samlanh/2017 

រាជធានីភ្នំពេញ ខែកញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ២០១៧ — កញ្ញាដាវីន* អាយុ ២២ឆ្នាំ កំពុងទទួលការបណ្តុះបណ្តាល ដើម្បីក្លាយជាជាងកែសម្ផស្សនៅក្នុងអង្គការមិត្តសំទ្បាញ់ ដែលជាអង្គការដៃគូរបស់យូនីសេហ្វ។ នាងបានធំដឹងក្តីនៅក្នុងតំបន់អនាធិបតេយ្យដែលញាំញីដោយគ្រឿងញៀន នៅក្នុងរាជធានីភ្នំពេញ។ នាងរស់នៅទីនោះ ជាមួយឪពុកម្តាយ និងប្អូនស្រី ២នាក់ នៅក្នុងផ្ទះឈើមានមួយបន្ទប់ ដំបូលប្រក់ស័ង្កសី។ ម្តាយនាងលក់ខោអាវជជុះនៅផ្សារក្បែរនោះ ហើយឪពុកធ្វើជាកម្មករសំណង់។ ពួកគេទាំងពីរនាក់ទទួលបានចំណូលរវាងពី ១.៥០០០ ដល់ ២០.០០០ រៀល (៤ ទៅ ៥ដុល្លារក្នុង១ថ្ងៃ) ដែលត្រឹមតែអាចគ្រប់សម្រាប់ឲ្យកូនទៅរៀន និងចំណាយប្រចាំថ្ងៃតែប៉ុណ្ណោះ។

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

New chances for children with disabilities in Cambodia

By Rachel McCarthy

Children at Borey 100 Khnorng preschool, Phnom Penh
© UNICEF Cambodia/2018/Rachel McCarthy

Phnom Penh, April 2018: At 7.30am in Khan Sen Sok, on the urban outskirts of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, the main highway past the airport is already heavy with trucks, tuk tuks and weaving motorcycles. Just off this main road and down a newly paved alley, a school bell rings. Inside Borey 100 Khnorng preschool, it’s time to begin the day.