Who will pay the cost of …?

There are many cost that we already pay daily and yearly, how about below cost? Who will pay those cost? Who should be the person to pay them?
1. Social security
2. Food security
3. Pollution affect human health, agriculture production, water we drink, air we breath and so on
4. Traffic accident and human trafficking
5. Animal life (on land, water and air)
6. Raising temperature day to day
7. Increasing number of natural disasters (flood, storm, dry, and so on) year to year
8. Increasing new diesease year to year
9. Lack of opportunity and fall in poverty
10. and so on

What’s A Life

Life, you really make fun of me,
Life, you always treat me so good,
Life, you give me all colorful taste,
Life, you give a full of misery,
Life, you are like an experiment place,
Life, you are like a story in theater
Life, you are always change all the times,
Life, even we plan well still you keep shaping.

Why Poor Reading is Matter to Company to Concern?

In Cambodia, students study 4 years to obtain bachelor degree. In each year, there are two semesters which has 5 subjects for each semester. To finish one semester, it needs to completed 5 subjects. Normally, each subject has 2 or 3 books for students to study. To sum up, finish a bachelor degree, students need to finish at least 80 books for their higher education. As average, it is around 20 books per year.

8172948-Human-resources-issues-and-other-people-concepts-as-3D-stick-figure-symbols-on-jigsaw-puzzle-pieces--Stock-PhotoHowever, most of students normally cannot finish reading 5 books in a year and 20 books in 4 years. For getting and completed a bachelor degree, it required to finish 80 books, so most of Cambodian students cannot finish them, still another 60 books left behind which result of low quality when graduated.

To gain higher knowledge, book is the best source to generate information and knowledge after teacher. Also teacher also do not have a lot of times to do lecturers for students to listen. It needs students to do more research and read more.

When read less book, it would result of low productivity, low creativity, and low outcome of works.

If they go to work for a company, then that company would be low productivity and resulted of lower company performance and revenue.

When low revenue, company will face difficulty and hard to survive.

At the same, the effects of ASEAN integration on free flow of labor/investment/capital, upcoming global economic crisis and fast changing of business and investment environment

Low performance company would face bankrupt during hardship time.

To avoid these situation, company try to invest on capacity building on their staffs include sending them to training, workshop and conference even go aboard for it. At least million dollars gone on human resource development of each company, but why do not they invest on library?

Do not they think library could help their staff for knowledge improvement which increase productivity?

Go back to our assumption data above, average student read only 5 books per year, but a BA need to read 20 per years, so how can we empower employee to read more books to be qualified to increase productivity of company?

If employee can read 20 books per year, so company no need to invest 1000$ per year on a potential employee throughout training platform. They just need to invest on book or library service for their employee to empower them to read another 15 books. If their investment on book or library service successfully, they can save around 600 to 800$ per year from training services and other capacity building platform they are currently using. Another one, they also can transfer books to other employees or using low cost services like library services which is existing in the market, but most of organization or company never use it.

Let’s imagine together:

If the company can empower their employee read and maximum benefits from book, so:

  • 1 potential employee can save up to 800$
  • 10 potential employee can save up to 8000$
  • 100 potential employee can save up to 80,000$

10 years from now for 100 potential employee, company can save up 80 thousand dollars plus 15,000 books.


The question is why company not invest on book or library services?

Ignorance is happy?

By Sok Lak

What If we know nothing, it would be great.
What If we never know its cause, we would ignore.
What if we never know its impact, we would avoid.
What if we never know them, we would never care.
What if we never care, we would not take actions.

We love to waste our long term happiness when we do not know.
We love to live in suffering and continue it because we do not know.
We love to enjoy misery because we do not know.
We do not know, we do not know, we do not know.
When we do not know, that some people called happiness.

Happiness, happy and enjoy in short term.
Than suffering, misery and live hard in long term.
Which one we prefer? Which one we choose?

Happy Khmer New Year 2017

By Sok Lak

Khmer new year every year,
All friends are not near,
Everyone go back homeland,
Enjoy with family for their plan,
Gathering, reunion and so cool,
Happy, enjoy with jokeful.

The city which full of people,
Busy Traffic like flying bubble,
Everywhere all time are human,
Girl, boy, man and woman,
Old, young, parents and children,
Handing together enjoy near garden.

Sitting on the boat from far place,
Seeing the view in font of Royal palace,
There have people not more than ten,
The noise before now so silence,
Moment is not like as everyday life,
Make us realize is not city style.

This year is not different from last year,
Alone sometimes and with few friends,
Riding and walking around quiet city,
Feeling lonely but relax and peacefully.

Date: 16 April 2017

Mini Photo Contest

Mini Photo Contest: Book lover – Reading is Everywhere
Scholar Library is a physical library which open to public aim to improve the quality of human resource and knowledge economy. To promote reading culture, Scholar library initiate a mini photo contest under topic “Book Lover – Reading is Everywhere”. The Contest also want to show that everyone can read and can read everywhere either children, old people, poor or rich, at home, at working place, on the bus, or at
Submission: from 24 January till 6 February 2017
Who can join?
  • Everyone
  • Take a meaningful and inspiring photo which is related to topic
  • Give a title and caption (in Khmer or English) of your photo, along with your full name, sex, entity (school or organization), phone number, and email then send to email at scholarlibrary.cam@gmail.com
  • Only qualified photo will post on Scholar Library facebok page
Photo requirement:
– Photo must be captured by competitors
– Photo must be original and in natural colors, no water mark
– Only 1 photo can be submitted by each participant
– All photos must be accompanied by a title and a short description (in Khmer or English )
– Photo: file size, file Jpg(maximum:5Mb)
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Government and People Still Overlook About the Importance of Libraries

Translated from www.tosread.com/goverment-and-people-still-overlook-about-the-importance-of-libraries

19 January 2017

Library was considered as a repository of knowledge that play a significant role in promoting progress of knowledge resource. In developed countries, people pay very much attention on preservation and development of libraries, because it is resource center which contain all kind of useful documents to people, government officers and students especially documents on culture, literature, history and so on which can help to keep identification of each country and people. However, if take a look at Cambodia, it seems that government and people do not value on value of libraries and Still overlook about the benefits of reading.


***To Be Continue