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Ms.Chim Manavy gives opening speech ​«​Strengthening the capacity of Commune/Sangkat Councilors on information dissemination​​ » Photo៖ Open InstituteThe National League of Commune/Sangkat with the cooperation with Open Institute organized a 3-day training course, which was held from June 19th to 21st, on "Information Dissemination through Information and Communication Technology (ICT)". It was held at the Open Institute office, for Commune/Sangkat Councilors, in order to enhance their ability in collecting information and disseminating information to their local people.   Speaking at the ope...
The Open Institute, a member of the Cambodian NGO Committee on CEDAW (NGO-CEDAW), had organized research training courses on “Gender Perspective in Research”. The training was divided into two courses: Gender and Research on Education; and Gender and Research on Health. Each training course lasted four weeks and was held two days a week. The Gender and Research on Education course was held on 19-20 March 2012, 26-27 March 2012, 2-3 April 2012 and 9-10 April 2012. Gender and Research on Health was held on 22-23 March 2012, 29-30 March 2012, 5-6 April 2012 and 23-24 April 2012.   More informatio...
The National League of Commune/Sangkat in cooperation with the Open Institute, a member of the Cambodian NGO Committee on CEDAW (NGO-CEDAW), held a 2-day training course on 21-22 March 2012. The training course was called "The Right to Access Information, with a Gender Perspective", and was held for Commune Council members and officers from a number of institutions and NGOs. The training was funded by the Open Society Institute, New York (OSI-NY). It was held at the office of the Open Institute and facilitated by the Advocacy and Policy Institute (API). Speaking at the opening, Ms. Chim Manavy...
In 2008, the Open Schools Program had trained and re-trained the following teachers and staff of MoEYS on the use of Khmer language application and computer maintenance:   On 24 - 28 November 08 - Training of 68 non-ICT upper secondary school teachers by their ICT teacher colleagues (Wat Phnom and Youkunthor high schools in Phnom Penh).   On 20 - 22 October 08 / 23 - 25 October 08 - Training basic Khmer software to 96 staff members of MoEYS from PoE (provicial of education department) of Banteay Mean Chey, Battambang, Kampong Chnang, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Pursat, Preah Vihea, Sihanoukvil...
For the last year and half, the Open Institute has been collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on the use of ICT in Education. Through the joint Open Schools Program, we have been working together on the training of ICT teachers in all upper secondary schools that have computers for education, on writing the ICT textbooks, and on research to define sustainable computer facilities for schools. Now we are writing a four-year Master Plan for ICT in Education. Working with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has been a constant pleasure, as those in positions of resp...
4 ICT teachers of the Endratevy high school started to conduct training of OpenOffice in Khmer language to 44 none-ICT teachers. On the first week of September 2008, there are many none-ICT teachers registered for this course. The course organized by the Endratevy high school with the support of the Open Institute to only the ICT teachers that have to teach those none-ICT teachers and also the training materials provided by the Open Institute. At the opening on the first day, the director of Endratevy high school addressed to his teachers that they should come to study Khmer software altoget...
The Open School program has trained, during the months of July and August all the teaching and administrative staff of the National Institute of Education (110) to the use of Khmer Unicode and the use of Khmer language Free and Open Source computer Applications such as OpenOffice, Mekhala (Firefox) and Moyura (Thunderbird), as well as webmail. The National Institute of Education is the body of the Ministro of Education, Youth and Sport in charge of training pre-service upper secondary schools teachers for the whole country. The training is a first step to raise the capacity of the National In...
All 56 IT teacher trainees and economics and IT teacher trainees at the National Institute of Education receive intensive ICT training on Khmer language applications and computer maintenance from the Open Schools Program from June to August 2007. These pre-service teachers will be teaching IT in upper secondary schools around the country after they graduate in September. All students received 20 hours of training on how to use and teach Khmer language Free and Open Source applications, such as OpenOffice, Mekhala (Firefox) and Moyura (Thunderbird), as well as web-mail. A 20 hour course on Com...
 Phnom Penh 10 Oct 2013: Four new applications are now available for free at the Google Play Store. These applications allow typing and reading Khmer, sending and receiving SMS in Khmer, consulting the Choun Nath dictionary and reading news in Khmer through RSS feed. They have been developed by the Cambodian NGO Open Institute with support from USAID as part of the SPICE program. These applications can also be used together with the Firefox browser for Android, which can also support Khmer, when the add-on for Khmer is downloaded and installed. All these applications work on all Android system...
The Queen of Spain visits the Open Schools Program, a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Open Institute to use ICT to improve the quality of Education in Cambodia. Sofía, Queen of Spain, visited today the National Institute of Education (NIE), entity of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in charge of training all the upper secondary school teachers in Cambodia. At NIE the Queen visited the installations of the Open Schools Program, an initiative to integrate ICT in Khmer language in the education system. The KhmerOS/Open Schools Program has produced...

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