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A new special library has opened at Kraing Sramor High School (Kampong Chhnang Province)

A new special library has opened at Kraing Sramor High School (Kampong Chhnang Province)

For the first time, Sipar has launched a new library equipped with a Vocational Orientation Corner thanks to Can Sports Cambodia. The ceremony was held in Kraing Sramor high school in Samaki Mean Chey District, Kampong Chhnang province on 19th March 2019. The event brought together participan...

STEM is so much Fun ! A social event organized by Sipar and Smart Axiata

STEM is so much Fun ! A social event organized by Sipar and Smart Axiata

Sipar and Smart Axiata organized a social event for more than 450 primary school students on 2nd February 2019. The event was held at Sethey primary school in Sethey Commune, Samaki Meanchey District, Kampong Chhnang province. Since launching their first partnership in 2016, Sipar and Smart Axia...

Setting up a library equipped with a Vocational Orientation Corner for high school students, as a way to help them choose their future jobs and career path

Setting up a library equipped with a Vocational Orientation Corner for high school students, as a way to help them choose their future jobs and career path

Launch of a new library at Hun Sen Kraing Sramo High School (Kampong Chhnang province). Since 2016, Sipar and Can Sports Shoes Co. Ltd have been closely collaborating to promote literacy in Sethey commune, near the garment factory. In early 2019, Can Sport Shoes and Sipar plan to set up a standar...

Sipar Book Event about the Series on Special Children

Sipar Book Event about the Series on Special Children

In 2017, Sipar published the book series on Disability, based on the true stories of Leaksmee, Vinith, Kimlang and Tina, four children with different impairments. Following the success encountered among the readers, Sipar decides to release a 2nd edition of the book series and to organize an event o...

My greatest pleasure - seeing the children running towards the bibliobus.

My greatest pleasure - seeing the children running towards the bibliobus.

Testimony from Marady Samrith, SIPAR librarian for 13 years.  On arrival he trained as a librarian. Once qualified he began as a mobile librarian so he could pass on his passion for reading.  What is one his days at Sipar ? “My week is very busy but is very exciting also. Every we...

Discovering Khmer Classical Dances in live and in a book!

Discovering Khmer Classical Dances in live and in a book!

On January 2019, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia organized three dance shows at the famous Chaktomuk Theater of Phnom Penh. The Sipar team was not only in the audience to admire the dancing, but also to participate in the promotion of this cultural event by launching its book entitled “Khmer Clas...

Pre-school teacher training at Kratie

Pre-school teacher training at Kratie

Sipar trains pre-school teachers on the importance of books and the techniques to make toddlers love reading Why and How to make toddlers love reading? That’s the key topic of the training that Sipar is carrying out among pre-school teachers. Within the framework of the Sipar program suppor...

Book Fair in Phnom Penh 2018

Book Fair in Phnom Penh 2018

Books are attracting more and more Cambodians ! The 7th Cambodian book fair was a great success ! On 7th, 8th and 9th December, the fair welcomed more than 131 000 visitors, which is almost three times the number of last year (51 000 visitors in 2017)! The book fair has come a long way sin...

2nd Edition of the national “Safe Driving “Campaign

2nd Edition of the national “Safe Driving “Campaign

“Drive or Drink” is the leitmotiv of the 2nd “Safe Driving” campaign led by Total Cambodge, Smart, Sipar, Pernod Ricard Cambodge, Asia Pacific International Wine and Spirits Alliance (APIWSA), Essilor 2.5 New Vision Generation, and Cambodia Beverage Company, from 5th to 11th ...

A day of activities and awareness-raising efforts gathers 700 participants

A day of activities and awareness-raising efforts gathers 700 participants

Sipar, in partnership with UNICEF Cambodia, recently organised an event where close to 700 attendees participated. This was held in the village of Pachun, province of Ratanakiri. The head of the municipality, as well as 30 kindergarten school teachers, also took part during the event. The activities...

Exploratory meetings for the launching of Library Boat !

Exploratory meetings for the launching of Library Boat !

In June, Sipar, in collaboration with the French charity Sailors without Borders (MarSF) and FACT (Fisheries Action Coalition Team), met with communities living in the floating villages of Plov Touk on the Tonlé Sap with a view to preparing a future Library Boat project to serve these particularly i...

Scholarships from Can Sports Shoes Co

Scholarships from Can Sports Shoes Co

On July 09, 2018, Sipar and Can Sports Shoes Co., Ltd. conducted the first presentation about scholarship opportunity with CGTI (Cambodian Garment Training Institute) in Kraing Sramor High School. There were 313 students from grade 11 and 12 attending the session. Among those, 44 students from gr...

Unicef and Primark Company have participed to reading activities

Unicef and Primark Company have participed to reading activities

The Director of UNICEF Cambodia and its Education team, the Director of UNICEF Ireland and the CEO of Primark Company, Mr. Paul Marchant, have participated to reading activities and awareness sessions on disability conducted in the village of Romdoul Tbong (Phnom Penh) by the mobile library team of ...

The International Environment Day with Sipar

The International Environment Day with Sipar

Let’s celebrate the International Environment Day! Yesterday, Cambodia Airports invited 20 children from The Center for Children's Happiness to know better how to protect the environment ! After the visit of the airport, Sipar raised awareness on environment among them through books, videos an...

Handicap awareness in youth clubs

Handicap awareness in youth clubs

Following on from the publication of 4 books about ”handicaps”, Sipar and Krousar Thmey launched an awareness programme about handicaps in the province of Prey Veng where 7 villages have youth clubs. The one-day sessions took place in two parts during October. Just over 100 villag...

Reading in garment factories

Reading in garment factories

In January Sipar and Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD) organized a promotion activity to advance the use of the library resource centers (LRC) among factory workers in Yakjin garment factory. The Sipar program of Libraries Resource Centers (LCRs) enable more than 20 000 garment...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

All Sipar Team whishes you a Happy New Year 2018, fullof joy, inspiration and achievement !     ...

Sipar's Gala Dinner for celebrating its 35th anniversary

Sipar's Gala Dinner for celebrating its 35th anniversary

To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Sipar organizes its First Gala Dinner at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra on 5 December 2017. This event will be jointly hosted by H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, and H.E. Madame Eva Nguyen Binh, French Ambassador to Cambodia. ...

Sipar publishes a new book

Sipar publishes a new book "Learning to recognise rabies"

A press conference at the Institut Pasteur in Phnom Penh timed to coincide with the publication of the book entitled "Learning to recognise rabies", an illustrated book of 44 pages in Khmer intended to promote the fight against rabies in the kingdom. The Institut Pasteur of Cambodia and the SIPAR NG...

Sipar is celebrating its 35th anniversary !

Sipar is celebrating its 35th anniversary !

Let’s re-experience some of the greatest moments in the history of Sipar : archive footage, pictures of the first books, testimonials of our partners. Look at our website and Follow our the #Sipar35years on Facebook ! See the testimonies videos ! Discover the 35 years's page on the web s...

Happy Khmer New Year !

Happy Khmer New Year !

Khmer New Year – Bon Chaul Chhna in Cambodia. Happy new year from all on the Sipar team and thank you for your precious support. This is the most important religious festival of the year in Cambodia. It starts each year on 13th or 14th April and ends on 15th or 16th April. It marks the en...

Mr. HOK Sothik, Director of SIPAR, is appointed  Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

Mr. HOK Sothik, Director of SIPAR, is appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters

On 26th January 2017, Mr. Jean-Claude POIMBOEUF, Ambassador of France to Cambodia, appointed Mr. HOK Sothik, Director of SIPAR (Soutien à l’Initiative Privée pour l'Aide à la Reconstruction des pays du sud-est asiatique – Support to private initiative towards helping the reconstruction o...

Inaugurate a new school building

Inaugurate a new school building

Sipar and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports inaugurate a new school building with 5 class-rooms, 1 library and 2 restrooms at Koh Thnot Primary School Kampot Province, 16 December 2016:  Sipar and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports are pleased to announce the inauguration of a...

Closing Ceremony of the Total Safety Cube Campaign to Promote Road Safety by TOTAL Cambodia and SIPAR

Closing Ceremony of the Total Safety Cube Campaign to Promote Road Safety by TOTAL Cambodia and SIPAR

TOTAL Cambodge and SIPAR NGO are partners again in order to fight illiteracy and to promote the Road Safety to students in primary school of Phnom Penh and Prey Veng, Kandal provinces with the new tool “Total Safety Cube” fully designed by TOTAL Group. Total Group has developed a cam...

1982 - 2017 SIPAR is celebrating its 35th birthday

1982 - 2017 SIPAR is celebrating its 35th birthday

From welcoming refugees to France to becoming a « sower of books » in Cambodia, 35 years old, the prime of life ! SIPAR has preserved its pioneering spirit and always reaches out to the most underprivileged populations. Our motto « Reading for All » remains the same, Let’s go down that ...

Best Practices award 2016

Best Practices award 2016

Sipar is proud to have been selected by The Library of Congress as the Best Practices 2016 winner for its project "Library Resource Centers in Garment Factories". Mr. Hok Sothik, Sipar's director, went to the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards celebration in Washington D.C this week and presen...

Mobile Health Library

Mobile Health Library" organized an awareness session to promote hygiene and hand washing

In partnership with UNICEF, our "Mobile Health Library" team organized awareness sessions in 10 villages in Kratie and Ratanakiri to promote hygiene and hand washing through the slogan "Live well, eat well, drink well". The campaign was launched in the presence of representatives from the Ministry o...

Sipar Goodwill Ambassador Ms. Sokun Nisa visits a playground-library at the National Pediatric Hospital to promote reading as a support to hospitalized children

Sipar Goodwill Ambassador Ms. Sokun Nisa visits a playground-library at the National Pediatric Hospital to promote reading as a support to hospitalized children

Sipar Goodwill Ambassador Ms. Sokun Nisa visited a playground-library in Phnom Penh’s National Pediatric Hospital to show support for our reading promotion for hospitalized children during their medical treatment. Playground-libraries is a project started by Sipar and UNICEF in 2008 to provide...

« Sothik », a children's book by Marie DESPLECHIN and Sothik HOK, illustrations by TIAN, has just been published in France by editions Ecoles des Loisirs

« Sothik », a children's book by Marie DESPLECHIN and Sothik HOK, illustrations by TIAN, has just been published in France by editions Ecoles des Loisirs

Marie Desplechin visited Cambodia for the first time in 2014. She was asked to join Sipar by Suzanne Sevray who has been in charge of the international side of the Ecole des Loisirs for many years. Marie followed the teams in the field and met Sothik, Sipar’s director in Cambodia. After a thre...

Launch of the extended partnership between Sipar and Smart Axiata to Promote Reading in Garment Factories in tandem with the launch of TY Fashion (Cambodia) new Library Resource Center (LRC)

Launch of the extended partnership between Sipar and Smart Axiata to Promote Reading in Garment Factories in tandem with the launch of TY Fashion (Cambodia) new Library Resource Center (LRC)

Kandal, 7th October 2016 : Smart Axiata today officially launched a new partnership project with Sipar to promote education by providing 36 iPad Mini3 to be installed in 18 Library Resource Centers (LRC) in Garment Factories along with the official opening of the 9th LRC in TY Fashion (Cambodia). Th...

Sipar and UNICEF partner to enhance awareness on nutrition, health, and wach through mobile library activities

Sipar and UNICEF partner to enhance awareness on nutrition, health, and wach through mobile library activities

Kandal Province, Cambodia, 20 September 2016 : Sipar and UNICEF today announced their partnership for a project that aims to strengthen knowledge and awareness among communities of critical nutrition, health, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene issues through reading activities and access to a ...

Literacy Day on 8 September

Literacy Day on 8 September

This year, Sipar, in partnership with UNESCO and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, celebrate the National and International Literacy Day on 8 September 2016 with the launch of a new pilot project “Literacy Classes in Garment Factories for Workers”. A new video spot was specially p...

A Team from Smart and Smart's fan volunteered with a Mobile library

A Team from Smart and Smart's fan volunteered with a Mobile library

On 23th July 2016, some of the team from the Smart phone company and some of the users of Smart’s fan went to volunteer at a session of one of our mobile libraries in Tboung Domrei village, Bati district, Takeo province. During the visit, the team members participated in a story telling sessio...

Sipar and Total Cambodge launched a new campaign on the road Safety

Sipar and Total Cambodge launched a new campaign on the road Safety

Road accidents remain one of the first causes of fatalities in Cambodia, therefore, Sipar and Total Cambodge are partners again in order to continue to fight against illiteracy and to promote the Road Safety to students with the new tool “Road Safety Cube” fully designed by TOTAL Group. ...

Antoine de Saint Exupery's great grand nephew visits Sipar

Antoine de Saint Exupery's great grand nephew visits Sipar

Gabriel d’Agay, Saint Exupéry’s great grand nephew discovered Cambodia and visited SIPAR during his study trip. He went on a round with the Petit Prince mobil library, financed by the FASEJ (Fondation Antoine de Saint Exupéry pour la Jeunesse) which has been supporting Sipar for many yea...

A new book in a new series

A new book in a new series "First Picture Book" for toddlers

My Family will help young children get familiar with the terms to address each member of their family. At the end of the book, there is an activity page for children and adult to work together to create their own family tree. This new collection "My first picture book" is created to meet the needs o...

The International Day of Children's Rights

The International Day of Children's Rights

The International Day of Children's Rights celebrated by youth club members of Changkrang in Kratie on 1 June. With Jules Menanteau our young intern, children marched in the village chanting messages for the education and the protection of children. This day, celebrated annually, aims to educate par...