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Reading For All in Cambodia
Reading For All in Cambodia

Within a context where nearly 30% of the population are illiterate, Sipar has been participating since 2000 in the emergence of a reading culture outside the school system by developing access to books for children, adolescents and adults in various environments.

Mobile libraries for children living in the suburbs and remote villages

Mobile libraries for children living in the suburbs and remote villages

Since 2000, mini-vans have been converted into mobile libraries crisscrossing the suburbs of Phnom Penh and its surrounding provinces and also in Siem Reap province. They conduct daily various reading-related activities with children such as storytelling, free reading, games, educational and ...

Libraries in garment factories

Libraries in garment factories

To contribute to the educational and social development of workers in the garment industry (90% of which are women) by implementing Library Resource Centers within the factories. Context In 2015, the garment industry had over 600 factories in Cambodia, employing over 750 000 people. 90% of...

Libraries and Education Centers in prisons

Libraries and Education Centers in prisons

Most of the persons in detention come from disadvantaged or marginalized groups with low levels of education (30% to 40% lack basic literacy and numeracy skills) and without professional qualifications. †Some NGOs provide educational or vocational training but the opportunities to develop education ...

Playground libraries for children in hospitals

Playground libraries for children in hospitals

Since 2009, and thanks to a partnership with UNICEF, reading and recreational corners for young patients in paediatric wards in provincial hospitals and in Phnom Penh’s paediatric hospital have been equipped and put into service. Teams from Sipar have ensured the training and monitoring of the...

Reading corners in community preschools

Reading corners in community preschools

Small classroom libraries have been installed in community preschools in rural areas in order to help prepare for learning to read as well as stimulating a taste for discovery. Around fifty richly illustrated books using basic and appropriate vocabulary are provided for children aged between 3 and 5...

Back pack library

Back pack library

A mobile reading activity has been introduced in youth clubs in Prey Veng and Kratiť: 50 back packs filled with about 70 books are carried each week by bicycle from house to house by volunteer members of the youth clubs. Read more about Promoting Local Youth Volunteering † ...

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