Sunday, August 21, 2011

Why Cambodia?

After volunteering in many educational programs in Romania and Peru I really wanted to see how the system works in an Asian country and I choose Cambodia because it´s a country where everything needs to be build. With a strong NGO network, a literacy fraction of 74% in a population of 15.1 million inhabitants, Cambodia has the best economic records in Asia, with economic growth of 6.0% for the last 10 years. 

One Dollar, Sir!

I was curious to see how eager to learn people can be after decades of civil war in a country where half of the education is done in private schools. How can the open education and the open educational resources can help the people that can´t access the private education? How do we organize our teaching strategies in a country that made the gap to mobile internet and where 50% of the population is younger than 22 years old. 

With all these questions in mind and many ideas for projects I arrived in Cambodia in order to see what is that people really need and how could I contribute to that. 

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