Written by our Cambodia Team Community Connections: About Buddha Day in Thailand. A new monthly contribution by Phearom Soeurt. How do people celebrate Buddha Day? How many Buddha Days are there in a month? According to Cambodian Buddhism, there are four days per month in the Khmer calendar when we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and … Continue reading The latest from Cambodia – July 2020!
Written by our India Team Program Update from Jordy Bradley, Program Manager . During the month of July we have been focused on understanding the challenges of remote learning in our partner schools. Across India the implementation of remote learning has been incredibly challenging. The significant and complex inequalities that exist across the country are … Continue reading The latest from India – July 2020!
Written by our Nepal Team COVID-19 Update After the government of Nepal decided to lift the four-month-long lock-down on July 21, the COVID-19 cases are increasing in the Kathmandu valley. Public health experts have claimed that the number of cases is low due to limited testing and failure to conduct contract tracing. They have warned … Continue reading The latest from Nepal – July 2020!
The youth of 2020 are growing up through a challenging time. They’ll be growing into a future where uncertainty may be common, job opportunities will be fewer and changing and with global sustainability goals in their hands. With COVID-19 hitting the world hard, this years World Youth Skills Day illustrates just how important it is … Continue reading Reflecting on World Youth Skills Day
Written by our Cambodia Team Village visits continue as students adapt to a new normal. With schools set to remain closed until the beginning of the new school year in November, Cambodian students are facing the reality of learning remotely for at least another 5 months. Across the country there an estimated two million students who are not able to … Continue reading The latest from Cambodia – June 2020!
Written by our Thailand Team Thailand COVID-19 Update. The current COVID-19 Situation in Thailand is improving. Currently Thailand has not found any new cases as a result of community spread for 45 days. The only positive cases are resulting from Thai nationals returning to Thailand after being abroad. The arrival process in regard to testing … Continue reading The latest from Thailand – June 2020!
Written by our Nepal Team What’s new in Nepal? The COVID-19 cases have increased drastically after the government declared to ease the ongoing nationwide lockdown in Nepal. The infected cases have reached 12,772 with 28 deaths as of today’s record (29th June, 2020). With the increasing numbers of cases in the country, around 1,200 people … Continue reading The latest from Nepal – June 2020!
Written by our India Team What’s been happening at the India hub? This month we have been focusing on the development of a range of new programs to be delivered in the new year including programs related to animal safety and welfare, environmental education and others. We have been busy having meetings with a range … Continue reading The latest from India – June 2020!
Last week on the 25th of June our partner Challenges Abroad held a webinar with Dr Lisa Bricknell, on the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities. Lisa has visited our FutureSense Foundation programs with groups of public and environmental health students from CQU and Griffith University in both Cambodia and Nepal and has a wealth … Continue reading Webinar lessons: the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities