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"Cambodian Photo Exhibition" – Educator Perspectives, Student Perspectives, Through Everyday Eyes –


Last year's exhibition ©CIES

Last year's exhibition
©CIESF

2013 represents a milestone for Japan and Cambodia, it being the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries! Wouldn't you be interested in attending a range of special events and programs held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Japan-Cambodia friendship? In this month's One Point, we'll introduce the "'Cambodian Photo Exhibition' – Educator Perspectives, Student Perspectives, Through Everyday Eyes –," an event to be held at the ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE, from August 26th to August 29th.

©CIESF

©CIESF

The photo exhibition is being held by the Cambodia International Education Support Foundation (CIESF), a public interest incorporated foundation whose activities aim to raise the quality of education in Cambodia, a country that has seen a decline in both teacher numbers and quality due to civil war. Concurrent to CIESF establishment in 2008, as education advisors, the foundation dispatched veteran Japanese teachers to Cambodian teacher colleges through "Teachers Without Borders," as part of efforts to raise the overall level of education via improving the quality of future teachers.

 

The photos in the current exhibition have been taken both by the aforementioned "Teachers Without Borders" volunteer teachers, and also by students at vocational schools in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, etc. You can witness vibrant photos of everyday Cambodian life taken from differing perspectives, the perspectives of Japanese who have visited Cambodia as educators, and the perspectives of locally born-and-raised Cambodian students.

Furthermore, it is planned to hold a number of events at the exhibition venue. On August 26th, a founding member of CIESF, the singer-songwriter Gosuke Uno, will give a concert with the singer Yuriko Hata entitled, "Thinking, Singing, and Talking About Cambodia Live." On August 28th, there will be an event where "Educators Without Borders" returnees report on their Cambodian experiences. There will also be a recruitment orientation session combined with this event. Charity goods will also be on sale at the venue, with some of the proceeds being donated to support education in Cambodia! In this year that celebrates the 60th anniversary of Japan-Cambodia friendship, why not come to a photo exhibition that will allow you to become even more familiar with the Cambodian people?

"Cambodian Photo Exhibition"
– Educator Perspectives, Student Perspectives, Through Everyday Eyes –

©CIESF

©CIESF

Dates: (Mon.) August 26th – (Thurs.) August 29th
10:00 -17:00 (*13:30 – 19:30 on the first day)

Venue: ASEAN-JAPAN CENTRE
(1st. Floor, Shin Onarimon Bldg., 6-17-19 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo )

Entrance Fee: Free
Please visit the following website for more details. ⇒
http://www.ciesf.org/news/event/20130705post-335.html(in Japanese only)