Female Dorms Help Young Cambodian Studentsi
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April 04, 2013 5:36 PM
Cambodia continues to see fewer female students than male, but in Phnom Penh, one organization hopes to change that. The US-based Harpswell Foundation runs two of the country’s female dorms, in an effort to encourage young women to attend university. The dorms were built in 2006, and since then have provided a place for young women to stay, as well as leadership training and other opportunities. VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat speaks with Harpswell alumni now visiting Washington about their experiences and challenges in higher education.

Female Dorms Help Young Cambodian Students

Published April 05, 2013

Cambodia continues to see fewer female students than male, but in Phnom Penh, one organization hopes to change that. The US-based Harpswell Foundation runs two of the country’s female dorms, in an effort to encourage young women to attend university. The dorms were built in 2006, and since then have provided a place for young women to stay, as well as leadership training and other opportunities. VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat speaks with Harpswell alumni now visiting Washington about their experiences and challenges in higher education.