Education builds the future  

Our goal

For over 23 years, Sipar has been helping 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 15 years ago.

Key Figures

200 000 new readers among children

301 school libraries

9 referral libraries

18 public Reading Centers

9 mobile libraries

2500 school librarians trained

17 reading corners in hospital

10 projects of communal educational services development

26 prison libraries

8 libraries for garmentworkers

130 titles for young people in Khmer

1 590 000 books have been published


Biodiversity book


Reading and education in Cambodian textile fatories


Watch our video about the first 3 Library Resources Centers (LRC) set up in garment factories around Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

This video has been edited with the objective of facilitating the creation of new Library Resources Centers in other factories (there are over 650 in the garment industry in Cambodia).
15 Librairies Resources Centers are in preparation over the next 3 years.

Workers, site management and employer organization representatives describe the advantages of these places of both relaxation and education.


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Sipar : Sharing the book ...

Sharing the book - Take 5 minutes to follow Sipar's actions in the library and publishing sectors since 1991 in Cambodia.


Exploring Angkor Part II - Angkor Mysteries

It’s the 2nd guidebook in Khmer language published by Sipar.

It takes readers on a wonderful journey which departs from Kulen mountain descending along the Siem Reap River and passing by 11 main sites with their hidden mysteries: Kulen mountain, Banteay Srey, Baray Neak Pean, Angkor Thom, Royal Palace, Baphuon, Ta Prohm, Banteay Kdey, West Mebon, Koh Tameas and the Siem Reap International Airport, where preventive archaeological researches have been undertaken.

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IBBY Award for two SIPAR titles

SIPAR 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.

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A motorbike as a library in the Ratanakiri province

A mobile library which looks like a motorbike has taken the road in Ratanakiri carrying books to remote areas.

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International prize for Sipar IBBY - ASAHI

Sipar has received the IBBY ASAHI Reading Promotion Awards 2012 ,

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