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28 years in Cambodia

Dicover all Sipar programs in Cambodia.

Interview with Sopheaktra - Youth Club leader in Prey Veng

Sopheaktra is the leader of Cheang Daek Youth Club in Prey Veng. She enjoys volunteering and helping the children in her community learn, and dreams of becoming a teacher later in life. Listen to her talk about her role as the club leader in this video!

Interview of Mey Mey Chrey Youth Club Leader

Listen to Mey Mey, leader of the Solidarity for Development Youth Club in Chrey Commune (Prey Veng) share her opinion on the impact of reading promotion activities in her community run with Sipar’s support.

The benefits of Library Learning Center in Garment Factory

Since 2013, Sipar and its partners set up 18 Library Learning Centers (LLC) in garment factories in Cambodia and opened literacy classes and awareness sessions. For the 2nd phase of the program, Sipar is looking for new factories to partner with. Let’s listen to garment factories’ HR Manager and learn about the LLC benefits!

Happy New Year

To celebrate the new year, Sipar wants to thank all of our donors, sponsors and partners for their support. Thank you!

Interview of Dany, a Youth Club leader at Prey Veng

Let's discover the interview of Dany, a Youth Club leader at Prey Veng in Cambodia.

Library Resource Center Sipar in Garment Factories in Cambodia

Library Resource Center Sipar in Garment Factories in Cambodia and testimonies of garment and team leader of CWPD - Cambodian Women for Peace and Development.

Prison program of Sipar

Prison program of Sipar and the cooperation between Sipar and M'lop Tapang and Mith Samlanh in prison program

Dr. ENG Sireyrith, president of RESPEK

Dr. Sireyrith and his members from RESPEK, have been supporting the motorbike library of Sipar in Ratanakiri province.

Our partner SMART visite Kirisovanavong school

Our partner Smart visit to The Referral Library at Kirisovanavong school in Kampong Chnang province.

What is the “environment” mobile library that Sipar will implement thanks to the gala dinner?

Read and play in the pediatric hospital in Cambodia

Let’s discover how the 19 playground libraries in hospitals are helping kids forget their pains.

Sipar Mobile Library in Cambodia

Let’s spend a day with a Sipar Mobile Library in Cambodia !

Let's listen to the HR and CSR Director of Sabrina garment factory

Testimony of Ms Nicole CHU about Sipar

Testimony of Managing Director of Total in Cambodia

Testimony of Mr. Yves Jassaud, Managing Director of Total in Cambodia

H.E. Madame Eva Nguyen Binh, French Ambassador to Cambodia

H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of MoEYS Cambodia

H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of MoEYS Cambodia, congratulates Sipar on its 35th anniversary !

Thomas Hundt, Smart Axiata CEO

Thomas Hundt, Smart Axiata CEO, congrats Sipar on their 35th Years Anniversary and explains how significant IT literacy is to our community.

Founder of Sipar - Magali Petitmengin

Magali was a founding member of SIPAR at its creation in 1982. She fulfilled the role of president for more than 15 years and was always very happy to be in charge of this wonderful project. She is still very close to the team and proud of everything SIPAR has achieved. Today more than 250 000 children, young people and adults benefit from Sipar’s educational programmes.

Founder of Sipar - Bernadette Chaventon

Bernadette has been with SIPAR ever since its creation, and is now vice president. Always very active, she is now responsible, amongst other things, for finding funds in France. She maintains relations with both donors and with Cambodians living in France. You might call her “Sipar’s memory”…

Marie Desplechin, Sipar Goodwill Ambassador and a famous writer in France

For 35 years of Sipar, discover the testimony of Marie Desplechin, Sipar Goodwill Ambassador and a famous writer in France.

Sokun Nisa, Sipar Goodwill Ambassador #Sipar35years

For 35 years of Sipar, discover the testimony of Sokun Nisa Goodwill Ambassadeur, celebrate Cambodian singer.

Literacy class in garment factories

Sipar mobile library

To be Literate Changes Your Life

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 produced with the title “To be Literate Changes Your Life” aims to celebrate this event and to promote and motivate garment factory workers to participate literacy classes inside factories which are equipped with Library Resources Centers.

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.

Reading and education in Cambodian textile fatories

15 Librairies Resources Centers are in preparation over the next 3 years. More

Promoting local youth volunteering in rural and isolated areas

Developing local youth volunteering in rural and isolated areas. More

Motobike library in the province of Ratanakiri

A mobile library under the aspect of a motorbike has taken the road in Ratanakiri carrying books to remote areas. Ratanakiri, with its numerous ethnic minorities, is still underprivileged and faces a high illiteracy level.

Libraries and education centers in prisons

The reading accessible to more than 15 000 prisoners, 200 guards and their families More

Communal education services development

Between 2011 and 2014 Sipar carried out a project to develop different informal education services aimed at underprivileged children and adults in 10 dynamic communities in Prey Veng and Kratie. More


Biodiversity book

How Biodiversity book Sipar was made.

Alcohol ruins your future

“Alcohol ruins your future” is a short video encouraging the prevention of alcohol abuse among workers in Cambodia. The use of alcohol and drugs has been increasing at an alarming rate in Cambodia, so the Ministry of Labour’s health department asked Sipar to produce this new short video entitled “Alcohol ruins your future” which will be broadcast as part of the Library Resource Centres’ program in garment factories (supported by the AFD and the Weave Our Future Foundation) and on social networks.

A new way of teaching : small teachers, actors of change !

In Chaeng Daek, a remote commune at the heart of Prey Veng Province, three active young girls aged 13-14 become Small Teachers every evening.These young girls are members of the local Children Club that was created in the framework of promoting youth volunteerism. They organize brilliantly one hour extra school class for more than 25 children from 3 to 8 years old in the courtyard of their house. Have a look at what they manage to do by themselves. More

20 years of action for education in Cambodia

The film tells the story in two voices of 20 years of action and relationships between an NGO, SIPAR, who works for the development of reading alongside the Ministry of Education of Cambodia, and Kirisovanavong primary school in Kompong Chhnang where the community is mobilized tirelessly to provide the best possible schooling to the children. By Béatrice Montariol.