Facebook has partnered with Smart Axiata, a telecommunications service provider company, to bring Free Basics to Cambodia. This means that Cambodian users will be able to access a range of basic internet services for free via Free Basics’ mobile website or through their mobile application. The Kingdom will be the 22nd country in the world where this project will be launched, providing an opportunity for internet usage in rural areas. This service will be available in Khmer as well as in English.
Remember Everjobs? Cambodia’s fastest growing career portal that has already commenced operation in 7 other countries – Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cameroom, Bangladesh, Uganda, Ivory Coast, and Senegal, has now launched the platform in Khmer, making it easier for the Cambodian population to access a wide-range of job opportunities.
Ever since the 1990s, Cambodia has experienced an exponential growth of Non-profit Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). One of the main concerns for many local CSOs in the Kingdom is sourcing for funds, which often turns out to be a time-consuming process as donors and the necessary support needed are not as readily available amongst the local communities here.
Technology that helped the disaster-stricken areas of Nepal and flood-prone Bangladesh is now extending its reach to Asia’s Lower Mekong River. It is expected to better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and build greater resilience to the negative effects of climate change.
In Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey municipal, the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) is set to open a new eco-friendly, technology school in the Stung Meanchey area, one of the many efforts by NGOs in the area to provide an affordable or free education for the children living on the former dumpsite.