Rachel in Cambodia

Hi -

We are looking to launch some digital learning using Rachel, in Siem Reap Cambodia in early 2022.

Is anyone using Rachel in Cambodia and if so, what type of modules might you be using or have used. If anyone is using anything in Khmer, that would be helpful too.

Thanks, Roberta

Hi Roberta,

A team from Villanova deployed RACHEL in Cambodia recently with a Raspberry Pi. They developed a module with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport that had their videos from their YouTube channel organized by class. Brandon ( @brandonks ) was the lead engineer on that project.

I’d be happy to put you in touch with them via email as well to see if the module is available.

@brandonks - Brandon, hoping you’ll get notified on this.

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@RobertaT and @jamesk Thanks for connecting us! We are a still working on a solar powered version based on the raspberry pi 4 for 5 pilot schools in Cambodia. We are working with the Cambodian Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, the Liger academy, and the Cambodia Rural Education Support Organization for this project. Feel free to PM me! Would love to hear more about what you are doing in Cambodia.

As James mentioned, we developed a khmer module based off those videos. We wrote python scripts to download them and then translate the titles between english and khmer. We have a meeting with the Master teachers at the Cambodian’ Teacher Training Academy in Phnom Penh today about what content they like on RACHEL and what other things they want to see.


Thanks Brandon. Do you think it would be possible for us to host the khmer module on our servers for other users?

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Apologies for my delayed reply.
Thank you James for this useful information about what Villanova has deployed in Cambodia. It is very interesting.

Thanks Brandon for expanding further on what you are doing. I will follow up more with you both in a bit. Plus share what PeopleStories is doing.

I will write more over the next few days.


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Hi Brandon, I hope you are keeping well. It is possible to connect with you by email? Our organization PeopleStories would like to connect and learn more.

Thanks, Roberta


@jamesk Would you be able to tell me how to PM within this platform? Thanks, Roberta

Hi @RobertaT - If you click the user’s name you should see a “message” button which brings up the private message dialog box.

It looks like this.


Thanks so much James!

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You’re welcome Roberta!

@jamesk we definitely host the Cambodia module although it really needs a lot more work to put all the videos in an organized format. We want to organize it with conjunction with the Ministry of Education to follow their lesson planning.

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Thanks @brandonks - If you’d ever like to host that on our servers please let me know. We’d love to make it available. Hope that project is going well.

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@acedillo Do you think that the modules are ready to be uploaded to the RACHEL servers?