The Phnom Penh Dormitories are moving into a new phase. Many have contributed to the development of the dormitory, most notably, the missionaries from the Bible Education Centre who have provided a programme of spiritual development and given many hours of their time in pursuit of improvements in other ways. This assistance has been invaluable and we look forward to the contributions of many more volunteers over the coming year.
My experience of university students in Cambodia has shown that most students focused on securing work, study economics, banking or accounting. While this study is motivated mostly by necessity, it is rare to hear of a student studying the sciences, music or arts, particularly Khmer language and culture. It is my hope that the education department in Cambodia will seek to emphasise cultural studies and study of the sciences more often. Until then, it may require financial support for fees to encourage this to happen.