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)
និងសមាជិកគណៈកម្មការទ្រទ្រង់សាលាម្នាក់ទៀត
នៅសាលាបឋមសិក្សាស្វាយកាល់។
©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.