By Heng Pheakdey
Until very recently, to get the job you want, all you need is to have the right hard skills which refer to the technical skills necessary to perform your job. For instance, to be a journalist, you need to know how to write a good story; to be a teacher, you to know how to teach; to be an accountant, you need good math and know how to operate accounting software and so on.
BY HANG CHUON NARON AND ANNE LEMAISTRE
We know that literacy is the basis for lifelong learning that contributes to poverty reduction, democratization, and sustainable development. Literacy is critical for improving quality of life by allowing literate citizens to seek alternative solutions for enhancing health and nutrition, empowering citizens to proactively participate in community development, and inspiring citizens to value gender equality for the attainment of overall family happiness.
“Literacy not only changes lives, it saves them,” said Unesco director-general Irina Bokova, aptly summing up the importance of literacy. This year, International Literacy Day is devoted to the connection between “Literacy and Sustainable Development.”
By Chheang Vannarith
The rise of China generates both opportunities and challenges for Southeast Asian countries. China is both a global and regional economic locomotive. It drives regional economic development through the flows of trade, investment, and development assistance. But, meanwhile, it also creates a region-wide intense economic competition and a dependent-on-China economic development model.
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