Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

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Over 8 weeks this last fall, I had the privilege of working with NGOs from Afghanistan, Cambodia, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, in a series of trainings that took place in Phnom Penh, Beirut and Istanbul. I began my travels in Cambodia, where the HRP was asked to participate in a conference that brought together experts who could advise and train Afghan human rights groups documenting human rights violations – or those who planned to do so in the future.

Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com

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Press Release Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com : That’s something that Austin’s Windows of Wonder Institute, or WOWi, wants to end. With its first international project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, WOWi aims to bring American audiences together with students of the Tchey school, to provide technical training to these students and help raise money for the education of Cambodian children.

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Cambodia: Responsible Tourism: Part 3

Beth Kanter

This is the third of a three-part post about what I learned about social media, NGOs, and Social Change in Cambodia during my “ homecoming trip.” Part 1 was about NGOs in Cambodia, focusing on the work of the Sharing Foundation. No trip to Cambodia would not be complete with a visit to the sacred temples, including Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, a tourism center in Cambodia. Cambodia

Passports With Purpose: Travel Bloggers Helping Cambodia

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year with the goal of raising USD13,000 to build a school in rural Cambodia. through American Assistance for Cambodia (AAfC). This year, we're raising money for American Assistance for Cambodia to build a school in rural Cambodia. Have you been to Cambodia? I keep having to admit that I sobbed my way across Cambodia. Tags: Cambodia Passports with Purpose (PwP) is a collaborative online fundraiser.

Cambodia Bloggers: Five Years Later – Part 2

Beth Kanter

This is the second of a three-part post about what I learned about social media, NGOs, and Social Change in Cambodia during my “ homecoming trip.” ” Part 1 was about NGOs in Cambodia , focusing on the work of the Sharing Foundation. This post is about the social media community in Cambodia. It was terrific to see Tharum who was one of the first Cambodia bloggers. Cambodia

Following Cambodia One Tweet at a Time

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It's been almost two years since I had the opportunity to participate in the first Cambodia Blogging Summer. Now we have TweetCambodia that has become a gathering point for people interested in finding and following others who Tweet about or from Cambodia. The site's helpful FAQ offers four ways that you can Tweet from Cambodia. I'm sure we'll see a lot of live tweeting from the BarCamp Cambodia 2009. Tags: Cambodia twitter

A Homecoming Trip To Cambodia

Beth Kanter

By the time you read this post, I’ll be in Cambodia. For those of you who have been following my blogging since 2004, you know why Cambodia is in my heart! The photo above is of my children, Harry and Sara, who were both adopted from Cambodia. When my husband and I were in Cambodia in 2000 to bring home Harry, our infant son, we got a blessing from a monk. I united my passion for social media and nonprofits, training, fundraising with Cambodia.

Cambodia: Social Media, NGOs, and Social Change: Part 1

Beth Kanter

Two weeks ago, I took a homecoming trip to Cambodia with my family. For those of you who have been following my blogging since 2004, you already know that Cambodia is in my heart! When my husband and I were in Cambodia in 2000 to bring home Harry, our infant son, we got a blessing from a monk. We promised the monk that we would hold Cambodia in our hearts and travel back with our children to their birth country when they were old enough to appreciate it.

Cambodia Video Blogging: Farming in Rural Cambodia

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Mandevu got one of the video cameras that I brought over to Cambodia last summer where I did the video blogging workshop for the Cloggers Summit. Read what Jinja had to say

T-Shirts for Cambodia!!!

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I told him that I was going to Cambodia and bloggers from all over are sending me t-shirts for my suitcase. T-Shirt Donation! Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. A box of these t-shirts just arrived at my doorstep. The UPS man asked me what was going on! He looked at me in a funny way. This t-shirt came from the good folks at [link] One of my readers who knew the president of the company told him about the campaign and last week I received an email with an offer. Thank you

Video Blogging from Cambodia

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Ryanne Hodson and Jay Dedman were in Cambodia and are in Thailand right now. Click to Play. They are traveling with Christina Arnold from Project Hope to document her project. Here's the backstory about how they got there, etc. Jay and Ryanne were delivering "video blogging kits" to Sharing Foundation in country staff to begin to capture some video of the work.

Video Blogging in Cambodia

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You need to add Cambodia's voice to the global conversation happening on video blogs. I set up a series of compression tests and plan to see if play at all while in Cambodia. This is a video of the camera kits. I have spent almost all day today testing different ways to compress and host video posts that might work where the Internet access is slow or if you are video blogging from an Internet cafe and the computer does not have windows movie maker on it.

Sharing Birthday Wishes and Donations from Cambodia and More Insights!

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There was a $25 donation from Samathida Kem, the daughter of Kem Sokha, a human rights leader in Cambodia. I've never met them face-to-face, but almost four years to the day, our paths crossed virtually when their father, a human rights activist, was thrown in jail in Cambodia. Their father was released from prison several weeks later and organized a Freedom of Expression Rally in Cambodia. My birthday is on Monday, January 11th on Monday.

Cambodia and Technology Intersection

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I also write a blog about Cambodia and sometimes my nonprofit technology and cambodian interests intersect. Some resources that I recently blogged at Cambodia4kids blog, may be of interest here: International Open Source Network : An online comunity of open source advocates working in the Asia-Pacific Region. A case study is also available. Blogs and Development Thinking from the World Bank. Paul Wolfowitz read blogs.).

Make Harry's 10th Birthday Wish Come True and Help Children in Cambodia

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He has watched his mother celebrate her birthday and use it as an excuse to raise money for the Sharing Foundation , a charity that cares for kids in Cambodia. . The Sharing Foundation 's core volunteers are, like me, parents of adopted children from Cambodia. And, like our family, they want to encourage their children to give back to Cambodia. My son, Harry, who some of you have watched grow up on this blog celebrated his 10th Birthday!

Cameras for Cambodia

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I started to find great expat blogs about Cambodia, particularly sweetcucumber and started to follow the links of the comments and found another blog which referenced Elizabeth's project. I am packing up my old Mavica to send her because it will be easier for her to report on the project via her blog from Cambodia without having to worry about finding a scanner in Siem Reap. Cameras for Cambodia (C4C) is a grassroots project that will take place in the town of Siem Reap, Cambodia.

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

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What was my birthday Wish At Age 6 ? Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday! This year I'm indulging in three of my passions: raising money for Cambodian children with social media, teaching a social media nonprofit strategy class, and eating chocolate. I hope you'll join the fun. After all, what's more fun than a birthday party?

A few Expat Bloggers in Cambodia

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Ex-pats are people who are citizens from other countries, but are living in Cambodia. Details Are Sketchy is an anonymous blogger who writes about life in Cambodia. John Weeks (aka jinja ) has lived in Cambodia for a long time and has been blogging for many years. He is also runs a Web development company based in Cambodia called House32. Thomas Wanhoff in Cambodia recently arrived in Cambodia from Germany. Photo by Mythicaldude.

NpTech T-Shirts for Cambodia! Thank You!

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The video was taken with the inexpensive cameras I'm taking over to Cambodia. Here's the first draft of " Video Blogging in Cambodia " Check out the T-Shirts! Thanks TechSoup and NTEN ! Today I tried adding a music to the video in jumpcut. Really easy to do! The purchase of these Video Blogging Kits was made possible by the readers of Beth's Blog who contributed to the campaign. Thank you. Now, I am madly working on the curriculum while also trying to madly finish up work.

Blogging To Improve Cambodia's Environment

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She has been blogging about her work and life at Sreisaat Adventures in Cambodia since January, 2004. She moved to Cambodia in April, 2000. How and why did you find yourself in Cambodia? My sister was working for an NGO as a volunteer agriculturist in Cambodia and encouraged me to take a job there. Tell us about your work in Cambodia with the NGO, Mlup Baitong. I want them all to know about my work in Cambodia, and life here in general.

Vlogging to Cambodia: Eath Chhnon

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She grew up in a small village in Cambodia near Angkor Wat , one of country???s I had never seen or touched a computer when I lived in Cambodia ??? They ask me a lot of questions about where I grew up in Cambodia. They are inspired that I grew up in a small village in Cambodia and live in Manhattan. There are many Cambodians who leave Cambodia and they can???t Of course, not everyone in Cambodia has Internet access. Technorati Tags: cambodia nptech

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Beaconfire is Honored to Be Part of a Pioneering New Institute and Memorial in Cambodia

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Beaconfire is honored to be a part of a new institution and genocide memorial underway in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The Sleuk Rith Institute is the vision of human rights activist and investigator of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, Youk Chhang. “We We have to live with a long, dark shadow,” says Chhang. “We We cannot escape it, but we shouldn’t be enslaved by it. I want the institute to bring something new and hopeful, and get us out of the mindset of being victims.”.

Cambodia Culture Quest

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I will be leading several workshops called " Exploring Cambodian Culture " at the Sage School (preK-8 school for gifted students) during "Cluster Week." " Cluster Week concept is based on Joseph Renzulli???s s Triad Model of learning for gifted students where students participate in a variety of workshops that emphasize higher-order thinking skills, providing opportunities for creative and productive applications of these skills to real-world situations.

Tech and NGO T-Shirts for Cambodia

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Click To Play Whenever I've travel over to Cambodia, I have the opportunity to check two large suitcases up to 70 pounds each. Since I could not visit Cambodia without carrying over some items for the Sharing Foundation, I had a third checked piece of luggage, a portable crib for orphanage. In contrast, the t-shirt distribution to the Cambodia bloggers was a high energy event.

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What time is it in Cambodia?

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I can answer the question "What time is it in Cambodia?" The world clock site made it easy to figure out what time zone Phnom Penh, Cambodia (GMT + 7:00). Now, I'm all set to let people who visit Cambodia4kids know what time it is in Cambodia ClockLink.com provides analog and digital clocks that you can easily embed in your web page with any time zone of the world. " without missing a beat.

Support Freedom of Expression in Cambodia

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between Cambodia and Vietnam. Licado, a Cambodian human rights NGO, has launched an awareness campaign to call attention to these abuses and garner support from the International community for the detainees by putting the Association for Freedom of Expression in Cambodia yellow ribbon on your website and link to this page.

Meet ThaRum: Cambodia's Second Most Famous Blogger

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Tharum started his blog in June 2004 while a student at the National University of Management and working for the Open Forum for Cambodia , a Cambodian NGO devoted to digital divide issues. Tharum became a celebrity blogger when his blog was featured on the front page of the Cambodia Daily (the photo above was taken during that interview). I hope to get back to Cambodia and meet him face-to-face someday soon. Do you think blogging will really take off in Cambodia?

I'm Halfway To Cambodia Bloggers Summit Goal!

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And, I'd like to thank these wonderful people who contributed to the campaign! Celeste Wroblewski. Alan Levine Gr??goire goire Japiot Shirley Williams Ruby Sinreich Sean Stannard-Stockton Laura Chambers Allison Hewlitt Thomas Taylor. Twitter isn't half bad as a fundraising tool. more about that later. And, a special thanks again to Liz Sanger and this time with link love. I've never met Liz in person. We met via Facebook and contributed to my online campaign.

Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

I have two adopted children from Cambodia, and both these young women lived in the same orphanage as my daughter. Education in Cambodia is the path out of poverty and I am grateful that the modest amount of royalties from book sales have helped these young women make a better life. Book royalties from the Happy Healthy Nonprofit will fund a fellowship through WAKE: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange Tech2Empower program in Cambodia.

Why I Love @Canva for Nonprofits and Why You Should Too

Beth Kanter

I am in Cambodia as part of Tech2Empower , an initiative of Wake. Advisers contribute their skills and expertise to provide training and mentoring to help amplify the work of anti-trafficking organizations in Cambodia. If you know my work, you know I have a strong connection to Cambodia because I adopted two beautiful children from the country who are now teenagers. I’ve also taught social media to young people in Cambodia. Cambodia Visual

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Ryanne and Jay in Cambodia: CamboKids

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Click to Play. You really need to just watch this video. Here's Ryanne's post about it

VloggerCon 2006 T-Shirts Put To Good Use in Cambodia

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Jay Dedman sent the box of leftover Vloggercon T-Shirts from 2006 and they were hand carried over the Cambodia and presented to the college students being sponsored by the Sharing Foundation. Now, next step is to get a couple of cameras, some help with skill transfer, and start a video blog from Cambodia. A few months ago, Jay Dedman posted a message on the videobloggers list that he was moving and had a box of Vloggercon T-Shirts.

BlogHers, Gender Blogging, and Linux Chix in Cambodia!

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Click To Play Here a round up of some the fabulous women Bloghers in Cambodia and Linux Chix that I met. It had nothing to do with saving the world or strengthening Cambodia???s and Skype and everyone was impressed to see the possibilities of connecting with someone they knew from Cambodia who was in the US. Yet, quite contrast to another view of mine, Cambodia is not in a very need of BLOG or modern Technology while more than half of the nation???s

The First Video Cambodian Video Blogger in Cambodia

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Virak has promised to blog about what he is learning about video blogging in Cambodia. Click To Play. Meet Virak , Phnom Penh Geek, and a member of the Cambodian Bloggers Summit team. Yesterday, I taught him how to use the video cameras and he made his first video blog post. It is here. We have two other cameras to give. The major challenge is the Internet connection is slow. He sees this a creative challenge - how to make brief videos that tell a story and sit with text.

Send Creative Commons T-Shirt (s) to Cambodia.

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So, if you'd like to support Creative Commons and send a t-shirt or two to Cambodia, you can purchase one at their site and have it sent to me. Click to Play. Meet Candace N. Nast who writes a placeblog called BlogWindsor and Femilicious. I ran into her at BlogHer and immediately noticed her t-shirt because I have the same one. In fact, the photo I took of my kids wearing it won the Creative Commons photo contest !

Noel Hidalgo Knows What Ten Dollars Can Do In Cambodia

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He wrote a post called " Unshakeable Activism " where he lets you know that the $10 donation can truly change a child's life in Cambodia. We both ate weird things in Cambodia. Photo by Noneck. The luck of seven is an open-source, around the world project by noel hidalgo , a new york city based activist, organizer, blogger, barcamper and coworker. Here's the official press release ).

Happy Cambodian New Year, Fire in Russey Keo, and One World Cambodia!

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It was celebrated this past weekend in Cambodia. The photo was taken by Mongkol who is now back in Cambodia after spending two years in graduate school here in Boston. Unfortunately, sometimes holidays in Cambodia bring bad news and this New Year's there was a devastating fire as reported by blogger Jinja. However, on an unrelated note - there is a campaign for One World Cambodia to raise money for some organizations. Photo by Mongkol. Happy Cambodian New Year!

The Kids in Cambodia Say Thank You Via Video Clip!

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Click to play. Sharing Foundation 's founder and president, Dr. Hendrie just forwarded me this 10 second video clip of the children in Roteang Orphanage. Thought I'd share it here

Vote for Carpets for Communities Project: Help free children in Cambodia from exploitation

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Just got this from David Bacon, founder of Carpets for Communities Hi Everyone, Help us free children in Cambodia from exploitation by taking 2 minutes to vote. The $5,000 prize money (and more importantly world-wide exposure) will all go towards freeing children from exploitation and getting them back to school in Cambodia. We are already making a big difference in Cambodia.

Cambodia has faster growing number of open source software users?

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Noy Shoung also predicts that by 2006 more computer users in Cambodia will be using Open Source software versus Microsoft. This came from an article in the Phnom Penh Post, an English language newspaper, published in Cambodia and was excerpted by Tharum's blog. Technorati Tags: cambodia nptech

Thank You Sokhodom Pheng! Even Small Gifts Make a Huge Difference for the Cambodia Bloggers Summit!

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so I am really appreciate your effort to promote blogging in Cambodia. I only need $417 more to get to Cambodia. I noticed that he was also using a ChipIn badge , so I contributed a little bit to his campaign -- from Africa to Cambodia and back again Meet Sokhodom Pheng. He is a Khmer geek going to school in Austraila. Here's how he is supporting the Cambodian Bloggers Campaign I am studying in Canberra, Australia at the moment so i won't be able to attend the summit.

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Amy Sedaris: Why You Should Support Cambodia Bloggers Summit

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I met Amy Sedaris at BlogHer. She was so excited about the Cambodian Bloggers Summit that she agreed to make a campaign video for me. In appreciation of her kindness, I'm including a link to her new book

How Gen Z Donors Harness the Power of Online Giving

Beth Kanter

Case in point: In 2014, Noah Wong visited Cambodia and India and discovered kids his own age (and younger) were growing up in prisons. Cambodia Fundraising Gen ZNote from Beth: Next week, I’ll be keynoting the “ Future of Social Media Conference ” in London hosted by Social Misfits in partnership with Facebook, JustGiving, the Hospital Club Foundation, and the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network.