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It might sound dangerous, exotic even, but we assure you… it’s not! TIGER is VVOB Cambodia’s newest project and stands for Teaching for Improved Gender Equality and Responsiveness...
Mathematics task force reflects on girls’ participation and role in STEM education during a UNESCO symposium
From 28 to 30 August 2017 three members of the mathematics task force and one VVOB programme coordinator attended the International Symposium and Policy Forum on Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM organized by UNESCO in Bangkok, Thailand. The overall aim of the UNESCO International...
Star struck mathematics: STEAM teaching with telescopes
End of 2016 the Belgian project “Sterren schitteren voor iedereen” (Stars sparkle for everyone) donated 6 telescopes to Cambodian Provincial and Regional Teacher Training Centres (PTTC and RTTC) to facilitate the understanding and teaching of STEAM subjects. With the support of Belgian...
Challenging school leaders to create green schools
The SMART programme has an ambitious goal; it wants to stimulate and support school leaders to establish eco-friendly school environments.
Eco-context in schools
In Cambodia, every week a person uses on average 52 plastic bags. That is about 2700 plastic bags...
Video stories to help improve classroom management
Good classroom management is considered an important precursor in achieving quality of teaching and ultimately leading to better learning outcomes. In Cambodia, most teachers, especially starting teachers, find it difficult to manage their classes effectively due to the school culture,...
The end of a programme is a time to reflect and conclude on the quality of our work
Looking back on the three-year programme Learning outcomes in primary education 2014-2016 the logical question that comes to mind is “Have we achieved our goals?”. Quickly followed by another question “Will the improvements continue after the programme has ended?”.
In 2014, the...
"Only if you add the same amount of commitment to what you learn and pick up as a teacher, will you change your teaching and your students’ learning"
In November 2016 during a follow-up visit Ms Mao Sokalyan, programme coordinator at VVOB, had an inspiring interview with Ms Ly Vannyda.
Ly Vannyda is a motivated and committed teacher at a primary school in Kampong Cham. Her school is not only a primary school but a practice...
Let's be SMART!
On Friday 19th May 2017, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) and VVOB welcomed subject group leaders, teacher training centres’ directors, primary school directors, task force members and ministry staff to the first planning and coordination meeting of the SMART programme. The...
Back to basics: Less is more!
Every year, VVOB Cambodia offers 6 to 8 internship opportunities to Flemish students to teach mathematics and science to Cambodian pupils. They are teamed up with Cambodian student teachers who help translate their lessons from English into Khmer for the pupils. As a team they prepare their...