Learning opportunities for Cambodian children to become digitally literate are still few and far between. Barriers to learning range from access to computers (yet alone internet connectivity), to prohibitive pricing of the limited after-school classes in technology. One barrier to global learning is that the majority of programming languages are based on a Latin alphabet, but for aspiring Khmer students, we have some great news… the first version of the free, block-based coding language - Scratch - is now available in Khmer!! We wanted to share the great news and a little bit of how this came to life. Read more here.
Although every day is women's day at Raintree, this month is International Women's Day. At a time where gender and power are increasingly at the forefront of people’s minds, less than 5% of Fortune 500 companies had female CEOs in 2018. We review how we are engaging in gender and diversity this March, along with highlights from some of friends of Raintree who are doing fantastic work and organising events not to be missed.
As part of Raintree’s mission to enable capacity-building and education programs in Cambodia, we are so excited to announce a brand new program launching in April this year. In partnership with the fantastic Saturday Kids from Singapore, Coding Cats is a 5-week program for students aged 15-18 years old, with a playful curriculum based on Scratch, a block-based visual coding language. Generously supported by USAID’s Development Innovations, we are looking for people passionate about technology and education to become trainers, with the opportunity to be trained in the flagship Saturday Kids pedagogy and a chance to visit their campus. Read more to find out about the program here >>
We review another action-packed year for Raintree with lots of fun @ the Canopy & Crown event spaces throughout 2018. Our community stayed busy with both public and private events from tech to education to wellness to arts. Read our year at a glance here >>
Get your sparkling festive outfits on, because Christmas @ Raintree 2018 is here! The trees are decorated, the fairy lights are out, and the glitter is sprinkled - the Raintree rooftop is ready for a serious celebration this weekend come rain or shine. And it’s not just fun for the adults, but if you’re looking for activities to do with the kids, we have plenty of playing and workshops for the lil ones. Read what’s in store this weekend here >>