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

CORDE Represented Cambodia for the Ten Accomplished Organizations in ASEAN

Posted September 23rd, 2011 by Hamphira with No Comments

CORDE Parent Workshop at CCL15 November 2010

Cambodian Organization for Research, Development and Education (CORDE), was recently recognized by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Royal Kingdom of Cambodia as an outstanding youth-serving organization. CORDE was subsequently nominated by the Cambodian Government to represent Cambodia at 17th ASEAN Youth Day to receive the “Ten Accomplished Organizations in ASEAN (TAYO ASEAN)”.




CORDE Board Meeting

Posted August 2nd, 2011 by Hamphira with No Comments

On 1st July 2011 at CORDE Headquarters, there was CORDE Board of Director’s meeting. It was held for 4 days from 1st July 2011 to 4th July 2011. The meeting was blessed with the attendance of Mrs. Sona Arbab and Mr. Sina Rahmanian from OSED and Ms. Elisa Caney from FUNDAEC. CORDE Board Members are Mr. Foad Reyhani, Dr. Lee Lee Loh Ludher, Mrs. Irene Chung, Mr. Chhit Samnang, Mr. Hou Sopheap and Mr. David Huang.




Visit to Matai CORDE in Sambok Ork Village

Posted June 17th, 2011 by Ridvan Kang with Comments Off

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On Friday the 27th May 2011 Chao Hav, Ing Chanserey and I were privileged to be invited to the parents gathering at Matai (Khmer for kindergarten) CORDE in Sambok Ork Village Battambang, managed by Ms Sao Sokunthea. There were 5 mothers and 1 father at the parents’ meeting, together with Sao Sokunthea and her assistant teacher, Ms Sao. To give you some background information on Matai CORDE  in Sambok Ork Village, there were 22 students enrolled and attending the Matai program, however since Khmer New Year, only 15 students have been attending. Sao Sokunthea visited family homes throughout Sambok Ork reminding them of Matai CORDE and encouraged 5 more families to send their children to Matai.




World Environment Day at UniED 2011

Posted June 6th, 2011 by Song Reaksa with No Comments

World Environment Day at UniED 2011

On Sunday 5th June 2011, our teachers and over 30 students came to UniED to work happily on improving the universities grounds for World Environment Day (WED). We were divided into 6 groups. One group beautified the building while three groups made a garden in front of the building and planted fruit, vegetables and flowers. The last two groups used the waste like grass from the garden preparation, dried leaves and other vegetables to make a compost fertilizer. We particularly enjoyed working together with our teachers.




CCL16 OPENS IN KAMPOT PROVINCE

Posted June 1st, 2011 by Hamphira with 2 Comments

Celebrating the opening of CCL16 in Kampot

On Wednesday 4th May 2011 CORDE’s Community Education and Development Field Officers Mr Yom Ya and Miss Ing Chanthoeurth celebrated the opening of CCL16 by holding a workshop on ‘The importance of education’ from 2pm to 5pm. The new CCL is located in Thmey Village, Thmey Commune, Toeuk Chhou District, Kampot Province. 50 community members attended the workshop and celebration. During the workshop Miss Ing Chanthoeurth talked to the community about CORDE’s background and why they provide English Literacy and Khmer Moral Development education in rural areas across Cambodia.




PSA Reflection – Great way to start the week!

Posted May 30th, 2011 by alexandrarobertson with No Comments

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This morning I had the privilege of joining 47 UniED students for a reflection on their Preparation for Social Action (PSA) curriculum and subsequent community projects.




PSA Update April 2011

Posted May 25th, 2011 by Hamphira with No Comments

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On the 19th of April 2011 CORDE’s University for Education and Development held training on their Preparation for Social Action (PSA) curriculum for 15 of their community education tutors. The tutors that attended teach in communities across Battambang Province including Ek Phnom, Kbal Thnal, O srolao, O khchay, Koh Kralor, Kampong Seima, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Preah Vihear. The training was facilitated by 4 of CORDE’s PSA Coordinators including Elyssa, Sophea, Ridvan and Rithy. This training provides CORDE’s community education tutors and UniED’s Education students with additional knowledge in practical and theoretical pedagogy and guides them in the practical application of science to community development.




UniED put Diversify High Efficiency practices to the test

Posted May 20th, 2011 by Hamphira with No Comments

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On 11th November 2010, UniED’s 3rd year students commenced a research project on Diversifying High Efficiency (DHE) practices by planting and cultivating different crops on a small piece of land at Teacher June Libertad’s house in Battambang. The research project ran for two and a half months, while the students followed FUNDAEC’s Preparation for Social Action Curriculum in DHE.




UniED 2nd Year student learn how to grow crops

Posted April 26th, 2011 by Song Reaksa with No Comments

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On 2nd January 2011, UniED Second Year students and their Coordinator, Mrs. Kim Eang commenced their course in Planting Crops. They practiced the skills and knowledge they gained during this course by making a city garden, and compost fertilizer in UniED’s backyard. The garden involved planting morning glory, chili, tomatoes, and several kinds of vegetables on two plots of land.




BIDAS visit CORDE to collaborate on new eRural Project

Posted April 7th, 2011 by alexandrarobertson with No Comments

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On Tuesday 5th April 2011 volunteers from the Bahai International Development Agency in Sweden (BIDAS), Hannes Öhman and Rebecca Allen Lamptey arrived in Battambang to assist CORDE in their application for the funding of their new eRural Project.