unsungheroes

San Thai: Empowering Cambodians to create a sustainable future.

We’ve all at some point in our life had grand ambitions and dreams of changing the world. We actually start to await the perfect time to fulfill our high aspirations of changing the destiny of the world. However, volunteering is the first step toward success. Although, when put into perspective, transforming communities may seem like …

San Thai: Empowering Cambodians to create a sustainable future. Read More »

Boy from Cambodia Reuses Trash to Create Remote-Control Cars

The entrepreneurial spirit of the Khmer people is best exemplified by a boy from Banteay Meanchey who represents the country’s vibrant youthful culture of creativity and entrepreneurship. Lim Vannarith, a 14-year-old kid from Prey Russey village in Sangkat Preah Ponlea, Serey Sophorn City, has created completely functional remote-control vehicles out of discarded scrap materials. He …

Boy from Cambodia Reuses Trash to Create Remote-Control Cars Read More »

Seha Chhang, a volunteer training youngsters in Siem Reap how to code.

A normal sunrise in Siem Reap is transformed into a special moment when the morning sun covers Angkor Wat.  Every Sunday on this beautiful morning, Mr. Seha Chhang packs his backpack with a laptop and travels to the Siem Reap Coding Club located in YISI Center to provide enthusiastic young people with free coding classes. …

Seha Chhang, a volunteer training youngsters in Siem Reap how to code. Read More »

Samdech Chuon Nath: A Visionary Monk Who Developed The Khmer Language Dictionary

In the pursuit of the Khmer identity, one Buddhist monk stands out as special. He is His Holiness Samdech Sangha Rāja Jhotañāno Chuon Nath, a visionary lexicographer of the Khmer language and the leader of Cambodian Buddhism. Chuon Nath (11 March 1883–25 September 1969) was a Cambodian monk and the late Kana Mahanikaya Supreme Patriarch …

Samdech Chuon Nath: A Visionary Monk Who Developed The Khmer Language Dictionary Read More »

Dr. In Channy: A Visionary Who Is Leading ACLEDA To Greater Heights.

Veteran banker Dr. In Channy is a self-made man who has built a financial powerhouse over the span of his nearly three-decade career. He has also been effective in shaping financial markets policies and regulations in Cambodia. Dr. In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank, turned an NGO-based organisation into a financial …

Dr. In Channy: A Visionary Who Is Leading ACLEDA To Greater Heights. Read More »

Battambang: where rice paper is made for spring rolls!

There are many villages located across from the main town of Battambang, which provides the best introduction to Cambodia’s rural heartland. In some of these villages, we can see how “rice paper” is made traditionally. This word refers to the thin, transparent layer of pounded and steamed rice used to wrap fresh spring rolls rather …

Battambang: where rice paper is made for spring rolls! Read More »

Father of Modern Cambodian Architecture: Vann Molyvann

Vann Molyvann (23 November 1926 – 28 September 2017) was a Cambodian architect. Possibly the most well-known. During the Sangkum Reastr Niyum government (1955–1970), Prince Norodom Sihanouk implemented a development agenda that included the creation of new cities, infrastructure, and architecture throughout the kingdom. Molyvann was the first of a generation of architects who contributed …

Father of Modern Cambodian Architecture: Vann Molyvann Read More »