-Aide et Action, Cambodia-
The E-library and mobile library were launched, 28th April 2016, by Aide et Action International at Orgaram Primary School in Krang Yov, Sa Aang of Kandal province. There were over 460 community members, commune council, local authority, student, parents, teacher, and school directors, who attended this event.
The aim of this project is to promote Khmer Reading through Information Communication Technology (ICT) and encourage pre-school and primary school students to love reading. The E-library will benefit over 500 students in school and about 15 primary teachers adopted ICT tool as material for teaching.
The Mobile library, which is pilot project supported by The Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific (AFAP) and Atlassian foundation, is operational in 19 villages of Krang Yov Commune. Books and toys are installed on a mobile Tuk Tuk that operates from Monday to Friday. This Mobile Library will benefit over 700 students aged 3 to 15 years old and over 300 parents and villagers in this commune.
Mr. Vorn Samphors, of Aide et Action International, mentioned about the important of reading. He expresses much about quality of reading among children in Cambodia. “It is critical for children to be exposed to a reading culture at a young age; this builds the foundation for their future and their education. We are trying to build this reading culture among young people through innovative and interactive ways.”