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Happy National Reading Day!

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 pm

Happy National Reading Day! If you have children among your family and friends, give them books and encourage them to read. This is a given in western families, but many Khmer households don't have books for children to read for fun and learning.
Let's get kids reading for fun.
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Re: Happy National Reading Day!

Post by Duncan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:05 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:21 pm
Happy National Reading Day! If you have children among your family and friends, give them books and encourage them to read. This is a given in western families, but many Khmer households don't have books for children to read for fun and learning.
Let's get kids reading for fun.




Should be made into a National Holiday.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:05 pm

LiteracyDevelopment|Opinion
May 31, 2019
Cultivating the reading habit in Cambodia
By Ban Chanphalla
For Cambodia, literacy is believed to be one of the most crucial components for country’s development. However, having the ability to read and write alone is not sufficient for prosperous growth. Cambodians need to adopt reading as a habit. This hobby can lead to self-development and thus help the social and economic growth of the nation to thrive.

The government has acknowledged literacy and reading problems and has initiated social events to raise awareness and draw public attention to reading, such as a National Reading Day and book fairs. The most recent effort was the fourth Cambodian National Reading Day, which concluded in March with around 68,000 participants. Three days of collaborative events between the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and the National Library of Cambodia aimed at captivating students’ interest in reading.

The idea is great, but it does not effectively address the root cause of Cambodians’ low reading rate.

With heavy emphasis on the importance and benefits of reading, little attention is given to personal behavior – that is, the habit of reading, which some would argue is more effective in improving literacy skills, especially in children. In addition, while boasting one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing economies, Cambodia is desperately in need of human capital to sustain this growth. Reading is one of the key ingredients for human resources to prosper in line with the kingdom’s long-term developments.

It is worth noting the clear distinction between having the ability to read and adopting the habit of reading – indeed, there is a difference between literacy and reading on a daily basis. Whether from textbooks or from novels, readers will learn something new. Children who read as a hobby will find themselves more critical, able to think faster and smarter, compared with those who don’t. The hobby will shape the way they think and make them more creative. It will also provide new information and fresh insights to readers.
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Re: Happy National Reading Day!

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:19 pm

September 9, 2019
Siem Reap celebrates International Literacy Day
The Ministry of Education and Unesco yesterday celebrated International Literacy Day in Siem Reap province’s Siem Reap city and invited anyone who is illiterate to participate in literacy programmes.

Pao Piseth, Siem Reap provincial deputy governor, highlighted the importance of improving literacy, which can be done through various programmes.

“In Siem Reap province, there are 42,422 illiterate people, including 20,977 women aged between 15 and 45,” Mr Piseth said. “We have held literacy classes and have taught 1,552 illiterates so far, including 1,211 women. We have employed 64 teachers, including 36 women.”

Mr Piseth said the classes are open to anyone who cannot read and write.
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Re: Happy National Reading Day!

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:51 pm

Plenty of English language books will be available at a book fair to be held in Phnom Penh next month. Encourage your kids to have fun reading in English.
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Book fair scheduled to kick off in Cambodia early next year
Voun Dara | Publication date 19 December 2019 | 22:27 ICT
Over a million English books of almost every genre – fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business, and others – will arrive in Cambodia early next year for the world’s biggest book sale, announced Malaysian home-grown book fair, Big Bad Wolf Books.

In a press release, the book fair said over the past decade, Big Bad Wolf Books had organised some of the largest book sales in the world.

“Book lovers in Phnom Penh will now be able to enjoy an affordable book-hunting experience with 50 to 90 per cent discounts from the recommended retail price at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Phnom Penh 2020,” said the press release.

The sale will be open to the public for 12 consecutive days, from 9am to 12am, on January 9-20 at the capital’s Borey Rung Reung Market in Chroy Changvar district.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:09 pm

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale opened in Phnom Penh yesterday. Open from 9-20 January 2020. Get reading!
Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Phnom Penh 2020 Kicks Off
AKP Phnom Penh, January 09, 2020 —

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the world’s biggest travelling book sale, began at Rung Reung Market in Khan Chroy Changvar, Phnom Penh this morning under the presidency of H.E. Khieu Kanharith, Minister of Information.

Lasting from Jan. 9 to 20, the event brings about 1 million high quality English books, including Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Children’s books, for people of all ages and in all fields.

By offering affordable prices (with discount from 50 to 90 percent), the twelve-day event is aimed to build the culture of reading in Cambodia.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Khieu Kanharith noted the growing habit of reading among the Cambodian youth, recalling that some 170,000 people visited the 8th Cambodia Book Fair held from Dec. 13 to 15, 2019.

Mr. Ouk Chandara, Spokesperson of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Phnom Penh 2020, said this is a pride for Cambodia that such a big book fair is organised in Phnom Penh. This is a good opportunity for the Cambodian people to develop their knowledge and skills through reading, he underlined.

According to its online source, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale first started in Malaysia in 2009 at Dataran Hamodal, as the brainchild of BookXcess’ founders, Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng. More than a Sale, the World’s Biggest Book Sale is a global reading advocacy effort. Since its inception, the Sale has evolved tremendously; going global and touring cities in Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, South Korea, the Philippines, and United Arab Emirates.

The Sale has the mission to cultivate reading habits around the world and to build a new generation of readers by making books more affordable and accessible to everyone, said the same source, adding that the low prices encourage customers to take a chance on new authors and genres they might never have tried before.
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