For over 20 years, Sipar has helped Cambodia fight illiteracy and develop school and public reading. An enrichment to this program has been the establishment of a publishing branch for books in khmer ten years ago.
200 000 new readers among children
230 school libraries
26 public Reading Centers
8 mobile libraries in 3 provinces
2000 school librarians trained
12 000 teachers trainees initated
10 projects of communal educational services development
11 prison libraries
95 titles for young people in khmer
1 million books were published
Two new school buildings and one library of Roluos School and a new mobile library : opening ceremony will be on March 7, 2014
In the framework of the partnership between IWC Schaffhausen, the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation and Sipar, the event will be celebrating the involvement of the partners in the fight against illiteracy through reading promotion.
Two major projects will be launched :
Two new school buildings in Roluos School situated 13 km from Siem Reap city. These buildings will host 9 new classrooms, entirely equipped together with a new updated library. 1200 children of the school will benefit from it.
A first mobile library (minivan) in this province to bring books and organize educational and reading related activities in the disadvantaged rural areas around the city. 10 villages and a minimum of 500 regular beneficiaries will have access to this new service.
This event falls within a partnership of more than 10 years between the different actors.
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To celebrate the launch of a Picture Book on Vehicles published in khmer for toddlers, an event was organized at the National Pediatric Hospital of Phnom Penh with Cambodia Airports, our sponsor for the publishing of the book.
This book was donated to every children of the Hospital (the 200 patients). ‘’We were happy to see these children smiling when we delivered the books in the medical rooms”. ‘’These books will help cure sick children’s spirit’’ said Dr. Nhep Angkeabos, director of the hospital.
Sipar follows its mission as a Sower of Books !
SIPAR has just been honored by the IBBY network (International Board on books for Young People) for the publication of: “The Prince who Never Laughed” by Dary Heng and for the translation of “James and the Giant Peach” by Navy Hort.
IBBY, a non-profit organization, is committed to bringing books and children together in more than 70 countries over the world.
A jury in Cambodia selected the book by Dary Heng and the translation by Navy Hort to appear on the Honor List which will circulate for the next two years during the events organized by IBBY International.
This distinction is recognition for SIPAR as a Cambodian publisher of books of quality.
With the aim of reaching a new population of readers, garment workers, Sipar has developed a project responding to the request of the British management of a Dewhirst company factory.
Sipar just celebrated the launch of a new operating site for its mobile libraries thanks to its partnership with Total Cambodge Oil Company.Lire la suite
A mobile library under the aspect of a motorbike has taken the road in Ratanakiri carrying books to remote areas.Lire la suite
Sipar has received the IBBY ASAHI Reading Promotion Awards 2012 ,Lire la suite