Community Libraries Bridging the Knowledge Gap
Ngorn Him is determined to improve literacy and knowledge in the young – and to achieve his goal, he is creating community libraries to encourage them to read from an early age.
The 29-year-old was born in Prey Svay village in Battambang province. He went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Natural Resource Management and Development at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP).
Mr. Him founded Kuy Indigenous Community Library Prameru Commune in Prameru village, Preah Vihear province. He said he was motivated to build the library to cultivate children’s love of learning, develop their reading ability, provide opportunities for children to learn English for free, and to create a club for children to teach each other.