Awaiting school reopenings, rural students turn to at-home learning solutions

Children in the Baset district of Kampong Speu province read books borrowed from mobile libraries operated by the NGO World Vision. Photo taken September 7. World Vision

As schools continue to reopen in parts of the country, parents, teachers and non-governmental organizations are pushing for more-effective home learning for young students still out of class in rural areas of Cambodia.

Workers required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before returning to factories from Pchum Ben holiday

A health worker tests a garment worker for the Covid-19 at a factory in Phnom Penh. Picture taken April 15, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

Factory employees across the country are now being required to undergo rapid COVID-19 testing before being allowed back to work as a measure to prevent the spread of the more-contagious Delta variant possibly transmitted during the Pchum Ben holiday.

New trash disposal rules for Phnom Penh residents

A woman drops garbage on a trash pile on a street in Phnom Penh, September 23, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Starting in November, Phnom Penh residents must separate their garbage, following new guidelines aimed at improving the capital’s waste management.

Cambodians seek mental health services amid COVID-19 crisis

Motorists drive past the TPO building in Phnom Penh, August 28, 2021. CamboJA/ Panha Chhorpoan

More and more Cambodians have been turning to mental health services as a result of the fear and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts say that loss of employment caused by the economic downturn as well as government restrictions and school closures have given rise to increased levels of depression and anxiety.

Some schools resume class, but most wait for approval

Kranhoung Senchey secondary school in Kratie province marked its reopening on September 6. Nor Sokneang

Just over a week after Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a partial reopening of schools, some have already done so while others plan to follow suit.