We often see frequent comparisons in the media between two generations of people: Millennials and GenZ people. Most comparisons point out how different these two generations are in terms of communication, thinking, and basically the way they run their lives. Bringing these two generations to work together can be quite a challenge.
Covid-19 is a new infectious disease that is becoming an increasing concern in Cambodia and the rest of the world due to its ability to spread from person to person at high speeds that are difficult to control. As the outbreak of Covid-19 is spreading around the world as well as in Cambodia, there has been misleading and false information regarding this outbreak that has become difficult for people to make informed decisions.
In a concrete room sit thirty-five students in blue and white school uniforms, eyes glued to computer screens, hands gliding across tabletops moving a mouse. This is the everyday scene at the Computer Lab of New Generational School at Preah Sisowath High School. One young woman, Muon, a seventh grader, turns away from her computer screen to tell me that this is her favorite class, that she “loves the computer lab.”
First started since October last year, the piloting project of Computer programing program at NGS schools is now coming to the phase of producing some products based on what they have learned. Students are open to working on the project. They team up as a group of four or five people to work on an idea or a project that they all desire.
It was 8 am on Saturday morning at the Ban Huai Kon International Border Crossing Point between northern Thailand and Laos. Many people from Laos, mostly women, and children were walking to the Thai side with bags of vegetables, honey and herbs they collected from the forest, as well as other handmade textiles, to sell in the market in Thailand.
In deed, through the talks to a number of teenager during our field validation of our iOS version of our application, we found out that they are not able to find clarity on how to move on nor what to do to transit them from high school to specific career or major. Especially, it is a big issue when the teenager is living with parents who are farmers or are not well informed about other career opportunities out there.
The iLab held an iCamp dedicated to aiding farmers during a period from May to August of 2018. Leading up the event, the team held four meetings with different groups of local farmers to learn more about their goals and the challenges that they face.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT), from computer to phone, has penetrated both our personal and professional lives and keeps progressing at high speed, turning Cambodia into a knowledge-based economy. The education system cannot afford to stay behind, otherwise it risks giving its student’s skills that are obsolete in today’s society.
The iLab Southeast Asia (SEA) solutions incubator launched one year ago with the mission to inspire and help launch new community based projects using technology to solve social problems in Cambodia.
It was 10 years ago when I was in the 12th grade. Graduation was soon approaching, and with it came the uncertainty of what I would study after grade school. What major would best match my interests, what kind of career would I prepare for? I was excited to begin a new phase of my life, but I had many questions, and the future was unclear.