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Psychology Students Cut Off From Teacher Training Path

In a country racked by an alarming rate of suicide, the primary path for Cambodian psychology majors to help schoolchildren cope with mental health issues has been cut off after the government ceased recruiting them for its teacher-trainer program.

Animated Film Festival to Showcase Foreign, Local Work

Animation is not a technique for commitment-phobes. With affordable software available on the internet, dabblers can easily pick up the basics—but mastering the required skills takes complete dedication.

Hundreds of Families Uprooted in Flooded Phnom Penh Outskirts

More than 230 families remained displaced from their homes last night in the flooded outskirts of Phnom Penh as water levels continued to rise amid collapsed dams and continuing rains.

Extra Charge for Grocery Bags Nears as Law Is Finalized

A ban on small plastic bags and a charge for shopping bags at supermarkets and malls could be enforced within the year after four government ministries agreed on a draft law last week.

Design Exhibit Promises Beauty, With No Need for Philosophy

Visual art can be confusing. It’s not uncommon to find viewers with slumped shoulders, dawdling between paintings asking themselves, “What am I supposed to feel?”

Program Looks to Keep Psychologists Sane

In a country with one of the world’s highest rates of psychological stress, Cambodia has a remarkably low number of psychologists, and is struggling to retain those who go to work on the front-lines of the field.

Workshop for Young Musicians Cultivates Original Music

Songkites works with young artists to hone their musical and presentation skills, introduce them to the music industry and give them a platform through the international release of an original album.

Khmer Rouge History Phone App to Educate Cambodian Youth

A free mobile phone app to educate young Cambodians about their country’s history during the Khmer Rouge is being designed by the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center, an organization dedicated to preserving Cambodia’s history.

Government Pledges Thirty Percent Boost in Forest Rangers by 2017

The government said this week it wanted to increase by at least 30 percent the number of forest rangers working next year in Cambodia’s wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other protected areas to guard against encroaching logging, poaching and farming.

Cafe Cultivates a Playful, Thoughtful Space for Young Artists

Four years after hatching an idea to nurture and preserve Cambodian culture through a coffee shop, Sakada Sam opened K.E Cafe and Lounge in Phnom Penh with the tagline “Coffee with memory.”

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PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

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