Welcome to LIFT issue 11

Welcome to LIFT issue 11

Ask just about anyone what the most important key to development is in Cambodia and they will answer education. Regardless of what sector you are referring to, be it agriculture, medicine, business, law or even human rights and personal freedom, their improvement are all very much dependant on improved education.

Education requires a lot of things: learning materials, facilities, engaged and supportive parents, and most importantly, good teachers. While many young Cambodians do not view teaching as a highly attractive or lucrative profession, teachers have historically been held in high social standing in the Kingdom, and it is for their contribution to students in the past, present and future that we honour them with our 11th issue of Lift. Without teachers we could not learn, and without learning we cannot lift Cambodia for our generation and for generations to come.

We hope that by reading about some of the country’s best high school teachers (page 4), and getting some advice from a college professor (page 5), we might inspire some of you to look into teaching yourself, and if not, at least appreciate the contribution that teachers, in and out of school, have made to your life. We also take a look at the work being done in some of the country’s private schools, which may eventually change primary education throughout Cambodia.

Check out the back of the issue for other young people’s memories of their favourite teachers – and send a brief message about your favourite teacher on our Facebook page or send an email to [email protected] and we will publish your comments in our issue next week.


  • CDRI poll: Most happy but disappointments still exist

    A survey has found that over 70 per cent of Cambodian youths and adults approve of the direction the country is headed in, with the majority of respondents saying they had been doing better financially over the past five years. However, more than half said they

  • Drugs raid on Miami Night Club, 50 held

    Anti-drugs police raided a club in Chamkarmon district’s Boeung Keng Kang I commune in Phnom Penh early on Thursday, arresting some 50 people and confiscating drug-producing equipment and suspected illegal substances. Deputy National Police chief Mok Chito said on Thursday that police conducted the raid

  • Phnom Penh: The street food you adore, but given a refined twist

    There is no shortage of street food vendors scattered across Phnom Penh, but what is far rarer is finding a place that also has comfortable seating, good hygiene and parking. This is where Jing Ling and her five friends step in. With the concept of

  • Battambang court releases minor who shot boy

    The Battambang provincial court on Thursday released a 14-year-old boy who had been detained for accidentally firing a home-made gun and killing a nine-year-old boy in Samlot district on Tuesday, provincial court spokesman Tieng Sambor said. Sambor told The Post on Thursday that following the