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  • Michelle Obama tells girls to be the leaders of tomorrow

    During a March 21 visit to Cambodia, first lady Michelle Obama urged female students to finish their education and become role models in their communities...

  • YSEALI Generation: Power of Entrepreneurship Regional Exchange

    This Regional Exchange will focus on training 60 youth from ASEAN countries entrepreneurial skills and mindsets necessary to successfully start and grow...

  • Trio Chicago and Friends

    Trio Chicago & Friends is an American music ensemble praised for its annual tours to remote parts of the globe as cultural ambassadors...

  • Touring Angkor Wat

    After visiting the Let Girls Learn training, I traveled to Angkor Wat, a massive, ancient temple located just outside of Siem Reap. Angkor Wat was built in the early...

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    Cambodia’s Vibrant Civil Society

    U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's recent historic visit to Cambodia has generated a lot of discussion about the importance of girls' education and the role that we all can play in helping girls go to school and stay in school. During her visit Mrs. Obama attended one of the very first training sessions of the new Let Girls Learn initiative, a U.S. government-wide program that will work at the...  More column articles »

  • Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Asia
    Pelosi Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Asia

    Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is leading a bipartisan Congressional delegation trip to Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Korea and Japan. The delegation arrives in Cambodia on Saturday, beginning the five-nation trip focused on critical issues underpinning U.S. relations with the region, including security cooperation, human rights, and trade. The delegation stopped in Guam... 

  • Peace Corps Volunteer Uses Sports to Educate Boys and Girls in Cambodia
    Peace Corps Volunteer Uses Sports to Educate Boys and Girls in Cambodia

    Peace Corps volunteer Fatuma Youb of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, is using sports to help more than a thousand Cambodian students and community members develop critical leadership, team-building and healthy lifestyle skills. Youb and her counterparts are building the area’s first sports education and recreation center at a local high school to provide the community – particularly girls and women – with... 

  • The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Educating and Empowering Girls in Cambodia
    The First Lady’s Travel Journal: Educating and Empowering Girls in Cambodia

    I started the day with a visit to the Hun Sen Bakorng High School which has nearly 1,600 hundred students in grades seven through twelve. I was joined by the First Lady of Cambodia, Mrs. Bun Rany, who also cares deeply about girls’ education. At this school, an organization called Room to Read runs a special scholarship program for girls who live in areas far from the school. Girls in remote parts of... 

  • Job Vacancy: Development Program Specialist
    Job Vacancy: Development Program Specialist (CLOSING DATE: April 9, 2015)

    The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is seeking an individual for the Development Program Specialist position for the Program Office, USAID/Cambodia. The Development Program Specialist assists and advises the USAID mission on all aspects of program budget planning, execution, monitoring, and reporting with careful attention to legal and regulatory requirements. S/he will track earmarks and commitments and... 

  • Project Management Specialist - Health Systems Strengthening (CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2015)
    Project Management Specialist - Health Systems Strengthening (CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2015)

    The Project Management Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening provides technical and programmatic expertise to USAID/Cambodia for the design, development, and management of programs related to health financing, information and logistics management systems, regulation and licensing of health professionals, workforce and services quality improvement and health governance across the health portfolio...