Today, I don’t have to go out for an assignment because my boss said that I can stay in the office trying to finish my story as much as I can.
Besides that, it’s my turn today to present in front of my bosses and colleagues. I’ve chosen a topic about Khmer manuscript to present since it’s one of Cambodian heritage.
My presentation today / Photo by: Noy Kimhong
I’m so happy after I’ve tried my best for this public speaking:)
By: Dara Saoyuth
Preparing for a nice event / by: Dara Saoyuth
LIFT editor and 6 writers will be on a trip to Kampong Cham on Saturday, March 05 at around 6:30am to join a workshop at Speu School.
Since we have cooperated with World Education in Cambodia, we decided to choose this Saturday as the start of going to the province and facilitating high school students in producing school newsletter. Currently, there are 20 students who participate in the newsletter club that they received a basic training from Cookie, World Ed intern from the US.
We were told that we will have approximately 3 hours for the workshop. To make sure that all the important points will be addressed, yesterday afternoon, we sat up and divided responsibility for each of us. My editor cannot speak Khmer a lot, but he always has great ideas to present. He will prepare some documents in English for us, so we only need to put it into Cambodian context.
We will give them an introduction to 6 subjects such as: writing, editing, photographing, designing, interviewing, and researching. Six of us are divided into 3 pairs of two people and each pair will responsible for two subjects.
We hope to bring them the best as we can!
By: Dara Saoyuth
Student Blog Page
News is very important for people — it keeps them updated with what’s happening or going to happen in their area and around the world. These days Cambodians can get their news on the internet, which provides both local and international news.
They can get a variety of news on the internet, some of it written by professionals and some by those who simply created a website or blog. If you cannot read English, don’t worry. You can still follow the daily news on the internet through an increasing number of Khmer websites and blogs. The news varies from lifestyle to political discussion, and everyone can have their voice heard.
Most people think that the internet is a totally free world since anyone can write or post something for others to read. However, it is not free when a government tries to censor the internet and restrict the information. In Burma, according to the Wikipedia website, the military government restricts internet access through software-based censorship which limits the material citizens can access and it blocks some websites.
Will this happen in Cambodia?
As far as I know, there aren’t any websites blocked by the Cambodian government, so we are able to read things critical of the government like KI-media. However, the Cambodian Center for Human Rights said on December 17 that it was concerned government officials were going to start censoring websites after a report by Radio Free Asia that Var Kimhong, Cambodia’s senior minister in charge of border affairs, had spoken out against KI-media: “I asked the government to shut down this website on December 31,” he said.
If the government starts censoring internet content, it would.
By: Dara Saoyuth
This article was publish on LIFT, Issue 52 published on January 5, 2010
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Mr. Cheymongkol teaching Khmer Surin kids in Surin province./Photo by: Cheymongkol
Khmer language will be taught in Thai schools in 2010, starting with 2-3 schools in Surin province, said. Mr. Cheymongkol, a Khmer Surin who has been making great efforts to teach Khmer Surin kids the Khmer language in his privately-run schools for the last three years.
The 2-3 schools to teach Khmer language are in Svay and Rumduol villages in Surin province. Mr. Cheymongkol said, currently, he needs Khmer textbooks and teaching materials as well as qualified teachers.
Mr. Cheymongkol said he is seeking assistance from the Cambodian government to help providing qualified teachers and some financial assistance to get the Khmer literacy programs in Surin up the ground. In March, he will travel to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to search for qualified Khmer teachers and to collect Khmer textbooks bought with donations from Khmer expatriates in the United States.
Mr. Cheymongkol, a Khmer native born in Thailand’s Sisaket province opposite Preah Vihear temple, has been instrumental in the teaching of Khmer language to Khmer natives in Thailand, with some financial assistance from Khmer expatriates in America, Australia, France and Norway.
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I was browsing through the Khmerization blog the other day when I found the above article. I think it’s good that Khmer Langugae can be taught in Thailand because doing that can help Cambodian children who live in Thailand are able to study thier national language.
After reading this article, what is your opinion? (Click on the phrase “Leave a Comment” below to show up your idea related to this article…)