The Census 1998 Information and Education Campaign started its second nationwide
distribution of public information and education materials on Feb 3, according to
a press release from Cambodia Census 1998.
A total of 600,000 eight-page comic strip booklets, 125,000 posters and 130,000 stickers
left Phnom Penh to be distributed to every village in the Kingdom.
As well, 6,000 manuals for teachers and 62,000 pedagogical booklets for teachers
and students are being distributed to all schools.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports will use the pedagogical booklets to
prepare a "Mr. Census Lesson", a nation-wide operation due to take place
in the last week of February to inform all Cambodian children, their parents and
their communities about the 1998 Census.
The first census of the Cambodian population in more than 35 years will be carried
out from Mar 3-12, l998.
The project is being organized by the Ministry of Planning and implemented by the
National Institute of Statistics. Technical and financial support is being provided
by the UN Population Fund.