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Empowering isolated Cambodian communities through education in English literacy, moral development, environmenal awareness and health.  

Ayyam-i-Há – a time to give thanks

Posted March 29th, 2011 by Hamphira with No Comments

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On Saturday 26th February 2011 CORDE’s head office employees celebrated the Ayyam-i-Há festival at CORDE’s main building in Battambang Town. CORDE’s Centres of Learning (CCLs) each held their own celebrations for their community from 8am to 12pm. Ayyam-i-Há is a Baha’i holiday and a reminder to us all to give thanks for what we have in our lives and share some of what we have with those less fortunate than us. It is celebrated each year from the evening of the 25th of February and ends at sunset on the 1st of March.




CORDE partners with Cambodia’s garment industry

Posted March 3rd, 2011 by alexandrarobertson with No Comments

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In January CORDE finalised its new partnership with Cambodia’s garment industry by implementing Child & Maternal Health and Child Education & Development workshops for Canteron Apparel Cambodia Co., Ltd employees in Phnom Penh.




CORDE’S new community banking program

Posted March 1st, 2011 by Hamphira with 1 Comment

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In January 2011, CORDE implemented a Community Banking Program giving staff, students and volunteers the opportunity to meet every Friday to learn the principles behind collective saving and borrowing. The objective of CORDE’s Community Banking Program is to promote family and community prosperity through a community-based organization that provides credit for small productive activities. There are 26 members of CORDE’s Community Bank thus far who are from a diverse array of villages and districts throughout the Battambang province. CORDE is excited by the potential to generate 26 micro enterprises across the Battambang Province.