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.


  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not