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 Writers

Huot Sarith
ហួត សារិទ្ធ

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I publish documentary books and work as a technical assistant for Sipar. Through  workshops and my work experience I have written various titles, including We are Visiting Angkor Wat, Understanding the Environment, and Animals in the Zoo and Conservation Forest. Besides writing documentary books, I also write children books. My Book The Little Black Dragon has received a lot of success. My second book is Prach and Sathae. I hope that the readers will like it as much as The Little Black Dragon.

ខ្ញុំបាទឈ្មោះ ហួត សារិទ្ធ។ ខ្ញុំធ្វើការនៅអង្គការស៊ីប៉ាជាងមួយទសវត្សរ៍មកហើយ។ សព្វថ្ងៃ ខ្ញុំជាអ្នកបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយសៀវភៅឯកសារ និងជំនួយការបច្ចេកទេស។ ខ្ញុំបានចូលរួមវគ្គបណ្តុះបណ្ដាលជាច្រើនទាក់ទងនឹងបច្ចេកទេសសរសេរសៀវភៅឯកសារ និងរឿងនិទានសម្រាប់កុមារ។ តាមរយៈបទពិសោធន៍ការងារ និងវគ្គបណ្តុះបណ្ដាលនានា ខ្ញុំបានសរសេរសៀវភៅឯកសារជាច្រើនចំណងជើងរួចមកហើយមានដូចជាសៀវភៅ«យើងទៅទស្សនាប្រាសាទអង្គរ» «ស្វែងយល់ពីបរិស្ថាន» និង«សត្វនៅឧទ្យានសួនសត្វនិងមជ្ឈមណ្ដលសង្គ្រោះសត្វព្រៃ»ជាដើម។ ក្រៅពីសៀវភៅឯកសារ ខ្ញុំក៏បានសរសេររឿងនិទានសម្រាប់កុមារដែរ។ ជាក់ស្ដែង រឿង«កូននាគខ្មៅ»ទទួលបានជោគជ័យយ៉ាងខ្លាំង។ ហើយរឿងនិទានទី២ដែលខ្ញុំបានសរសេរ គឺរឿង«ប្រាជ្ញ និងសាថេ»នេះឯង។ ខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថា អ្នកអាននឹងចូលចិត្តរឿងនេះដូចរឿងកូននាគខ្មៅដែរ។.

Iem Tithseiha
អៀម ទិត្យសីហា

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I am a self-employed scriptwriter, director, editor, and videographer. I’m very passionate about writing stories. I began by taking courses  conducted by Room to Read and Sipar. I wrote and co-wrote several scripts for TV drama series, TV spots, and short films. I’m really excited to be a part of your program. I’m looking to learn a lot from it and I hope I can provide you with good stories for Cambodian children.

ខ្ញុំឈ្មោះ អៀម ទិត្យសីហា។ សព្ធថ្ងៃនេះ ខ្ញុំធ្វើការឯករាជ្យ ដោយធ្វើជាអ្នកសរសេរអត្ថបទរឿង អ្នកដឹកនាំរឿង អ្នករៀបរាងអត្ថបទ និង អ្នកថតវីដេអូផងដែរ។ ខ្ញុំទើបតែបញ្ចប់ការថតខ្សែភាពយន្តឯកសារ នៅកោះកុង ក្នុងពេលថ្មីៗនេះ។ ខ្ញុំពិតជាចូលចិត្តការសរសេររឿងខ្លាំងណាស់។ ខ្ញុំចាប់ផ្ដើមសិក្សាថ្នាក់សិល្បៈពី សិក្ខាសាលា ដែលធ្វើឡើងដោយ Room to Read និង សុីប៉ារ។ ខ្ញុំបានសរសេររឿងដោយខ្លួនឯង និង ជាមួយអ្នកដទៃ ជាច្រើន ដែលមានដូចជារឿងភាគទូរទស្សន៍ ពាណិជ្ជកម្មទូរទស្សន៍ និង រឿងភាគខ្លី។ ខ្ញុំពិតជារំភើបណាស់ដែលបានចូលរួមកម្មវិធី តោះអាន! ហើយខ្ញុំសង្ឃឹមថាខ្ញុំនឹងរៀនសូត្របានច្រើន ព្រមទាំងចូលរួមចំនែកផ្ដល់នូវសៀវភៅអានល្អៗ ដល់កុមារកម្ពុជា

Kim An Arun
គីម អានអរុណ

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I was born in 1983 in Phnom Penh. When I was young, my mother was always busy with work. She bought me children books so I would not get bored. Through reading, I become happy, imaginative, optimistic, and I understand about a lot of issues. I have written Super Visal after participating in a children book workshop with Sipar. The character Visal is clumsy but he really cares about his grandmother.

នាងខ្ញុំ គីម អានអរុណ កើតនៅឆ្នាំ ១៩៨៣ នៅភ្នំពេញ។ កាលពីនៅតូច ប៉ាម៉ាក់ខ្ញុំតែងតែរវល់នឹងការងារ។ ម៉ាក់ទិញសៀវភៅសៀវភៅរឿងកុមារអោយខ្ញុំអានដើម្បីកុំអោយអផ្សុក។ តាមរយៈការអាន ខ្ញុំរីករាយ មានការស្រមើលស្រម៉ៃ សុទិដ្ឋនិយមនិងយល់ដឹងបញ្ហាជាច្រើន។ ដូច្នេះខ្ញុំតែងសង្ឃឹមថាអាចផ្តល់អារម្មណ៌ល្អនិងគំនិតវិជ្ជមានទៅក្មេងៗផ្សេងទៀតដែរ។ ខ្ញុំបានសរសេររឿង “កំពូលវិសាល” បន្ទាប់ពីបានចូលរួមវគ្គបណ្តុះបណ្តាលសរសេររឿងកុមារពីអង្គការស៊ីប៉ា។ តួអង្គជាវិសាលជាក្មេងដែលមានដៃភ្លើងជើងមាន់ តែមានទឹកចិត្តគិតដល់យាយ។

Kim Sokna

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I am a teacher in Svay Rieng. Reading has been my favorite hobby since I was young. I would always go to the library and I especially liked reading storybooks. I gained my knowledge in writing from Room to Read. I love writing because I would like to encourage children to read and produce a diverse set of books for them.

Mut Somaly

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I am a student majoring in Khmer Literature at Meanchey University. When I was young, I really enjoyed reading children books. During school breaks, I always went to the library to read and to borrow some more books to read at home. In 2015, I participated in a training session on writing short children books organized by Room to Read. At the time, my story titled Nut Grass was selected to be published by Room to Read in 2016. I hope my work will be beneficial to all children; it is my gift to them.

Pich Preoung

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I am a retired teacher and the director of Domrei Sar,. a NGO that publishes children’s books and Cambodian folktales. I edited all the stories that are published by Domrei Sar. After attending training sessions on children’s literature organized by Sipar and Room to Read, my writing skill improved and my story One Day of Kontol was selected for the 2016 IBBY Honour List. I am very honored to participate in Let’s Read!.

Prum Kunthearo
ព្រំុ គន្ធារ៉ូ

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Prum Kunthearo began her work in writing, especially for children books, after working in the library for many years. Her first work Pling Plong was published by Sipar and The Little Car Ting Tong was published by Room to Read. For the Let’s Read! hackathon, Kunthearo wrote The Storybook Princess. The character in the book is a kid who likes to ask questions. His questions are incessant and difficult. What will happen when he meets a princess that does not answer his questions?

បន្ទាប់ពីការងារជាច្រើនឆ្នាំនៅបណ្ណាល័យ ព្រុំ គន្ធារ៉ូ បានចាប់ផ្តើមការងារខាងផ្នែកនិពន្ធ ជាពិសេសការនិពន្ធសៀវភៅកុមារ ។ ស្នាដៃនិពន្ធដំបូង ភ្លីងភ្លុង ត្រូវបានបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយដោយគ្រឹះស្ថានបោះពុម្ពផ្សាយស៊ីប៉ា និង កូនឡានទីងតង ដោយអង្គការរូមធូរីត។  ក្នុងកម្មវិធី តោះអាន! សៀវភៅអេឡិកត្រូនិចសម្រាប់កុមារកម្ពុជា រៀបចំដោយអង្គការមូលនិធិអាស៊ី គាត់សរសេររឿង ព្រះនាងតមសំណួរ ។ តួអង្គក្នុងរឿងជាកុមារម្នាក់ដែលចូលចិត្តសួរ។ សំណួររបស់គេអាចនឹងគួរឱ្យធុញ ឬក៏ជាសំណួរពិបាកឆ្លើយ។ មានរឿងអ្វីកើតឡើងនៅពេលគេជួបព្រះនាងតមសំណួរ ដែលមិនឆ្លើយតបនឹងសំណួររបស់គេ?

Voleak Phan

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I am a senior at Jay Pritzker Academy, an English medium American curriculum school in Siem Reap. Ever since I was young, reading has given me so much joy. It is my favorite pastime! Besides reading, I also love writing, especially creative writing, for it gives me a chance to let my mind wander and conjure up various peculiar, interesting stories. My dream goal is to be an accomplished writer, and I want to major in Sociology in University.

Illustrators

Chan Pisey

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I am an independent illustrator of children’s books and health-related educational material. I studied drawing at Phare School in Battambang and Graphic Design at VTC and SETEC. I have participated in various training sessions on children’s books organized by Sipar and Room to Read. Right now, I’m starting to write, illustrate, and publish my own books. My first illustrated book is called New Member.

El Huyno

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I am a senior student at the Royal University of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing. I like to draw images for children books and have attended workshops on children books organized by Room to Read and Sipar. Currently, I am illustrating children books for Room to Read and JS Cambodia.

Meas Sovannara

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I finished my degree in Sculpting from the Royal University of Fine Arts in 2011.
Illustrating is a way of showing my idea for others to see and serve as a way to provide knowledge. I have participated in training sessions from Room to Read on how to illustrate children books and illustrated 2 books titled The Frog That Wants to Run and Pig and Parrot.

Ong Keamesa

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I study Professional Design at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. Designing is a skill that I love and have a talent for. Being a graphic designer is difficult and I have a lot to learn, but I am not giving up on my dream. My dream has come to fruition with the Let’s Read! E-Book Hackathon organized by The Asia Foundation. It’s an opportunity for me to showcase my design and illustrations to Cambodian children through storybooks. Moreover, I’m able to learn how to work as a team to successfully design an entire story.

Ouk Ratha
អ៊ុក រដ្ឋា

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Pors Socheata

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I am a Senior Communications/PR Officer at Room to Read. I majored in multimedia design and communications, but I am also a self-taught illustrator who does traditional and digital art. Exploring new art techniques is my hobby beside traveling and photography. I designed and illustrated my first two children books, My Healthy Food and The Firefly, for Room to Read. It was satisfying to see children in rural Cambodia enjoying these books in the libraries

Seat Sopheap
សៀត សុភាព

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I was born in 1989 in Kandal province. I have liked drawing since I was young. I also liked to watch cartoons and do research. I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Drawing from the Royal University of Fine Arts in 2012. Drawings put our imagination in the form of pictures that others can see and understand. It is beneficial to both individuals and the country. I have participated in various drawing workshops for children books organized by Sipar and Room to Read. My first book was titled Tall and Short, and it was an opportunity given by Sipar. I have illustrated four books so far. My favorite books are The Fat Giant with Room to Read and Sky Pods in Phnom Penh with the British Embassy and Sipar.

ខ្ញុំបាទ សៀត សុភាព កើតនៅឆ្នាំ ១៩៨៩ នៅខេត្តកណ្តាល។ ខ្ញុំចូលចិត្តគូររូបតាំងពីតូច ចូលចិត្តមើលគំនូរជីវចល និងការស្រាវជ្រាវ។ ខ្ញុំបានបញ្ចប់បរិញ្ញាបត្រ គំនូរវិចិត្រកម្ម ពីសាកលវិទ្យាលភូមិន្ទវិត្រសិល្បៈ ឆ្នាំ២០១២។គំនូរអាចធ្វើឲ្យក្តីស្រមៃមានរូបរាង និងអាចជាសារបង្ហាញឲ្យអ្នកដទៃបានឃើញ បានស្វែងយល់ ដើម្បីជាប្រយោជន៍របស់បុគ្គលផ្ទាល់ និងសង្គមជាតិ។ ខ្ញុំបានចូលរួមវគ្គបណ្តុះបណ្តាលជាច្រើនពីការគូររូបសម្រាប់សៀវភៅកុមារពី អង្គការស៊ីប៉ា និងអង្គការរូមធូរីត ។ សៀវភៅរូបភាពដំបូងរបស់ខ្ញុំមានចំណងជើងថា ខ្ពង់ និងទាប ដែលទទួលបានការផ្តល់ឳកាសពីអង្គការរូមធូរីត ។ ខ្ញុំបានគូរសៀវភៅរូបភាពចំនួន៤ចំណងជើង ហើយសៀវភៅរូបភាព ដែលខ្ញុំពេញចិត្តជាងគេគឺ យក្សកន្ធាត់ ជាមួយអង្គការរូមធូរីត និង ស្កាយផតនៅភ្នំពេញ ជាមួយស្ថានទូតចក្រភពអង្គគ្លេស តាមរយៈអង្គការស៊ីប៉ា។

Seng Visoth
សេង វិសុទ្ធ

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Sou Kimsan
ស៊ូ គឹមសាន

sou_kimsan

When I was young in Kandal province, I liked to draw on the ground, read storybooks, and watch cartoons. I used to dream of becoming an artist. Because of this dream, I decided to major in Drawing in university. This allowed me to gain skills in different drawing techniques. Through a recommendation from a friend, I was able to draw children’s books for Room to Read and Sipar. Not only does drawing make me happy, but it also allows me to share knowledge with kids.

ខ្ញុំបាទ សួ គឹមសាន កើតនៅឆ្នាំ ១៩៩២ នៅខេត្តកណ្តាល។ កាលពីខ្ញុំនៅតូច ខ្ញុំចូលចិត្តគូររូបនៅលើដី ហើយខ្ញុំក៏ចូលចិត្តមើលសៀវភៅនិទានរូបភាព និងរឿងតុក្កតាផងដែរ ។ ខ្ញុំធ្លាប់ស្រមៃថាទៅថ្ងៃអនាគត ខ្ញុំចង់ក្លាយជាវិចិត្រករម្នាក់។ តាមរយះក្តីសុបិន្តនេះ ខ្ញុំក៏បានចាប់យកជំនាញវិចិត្រកម្មនេះ នៅសាកលវិទ្យាល័យ។ អាស្រ័យហេតុនេះហើយដែលបានជំរុញអោយខ្ញុំអាចគូរតាមបច្ចេកទេសផ្សេងៗបាន។ ដោយមានការណែនាំពីបងប្រុសម្នាក់  ខ្ញុំក៏បានចូលគូរសៀវភៅរូបភាពសម្រាប់កុមារអោយអង្គការរ៉ូមធូរីតជាបន្តបន្ទាប់ និងជាមួយអង្គការស៊ីប៉ាផងដែរ។ វាមិនត្រឹមតែធ្វើខ្ញុំសប្បាយរីករាយប៉ុណ្ណោះទេ តែខ្ញុំក៏អាចចែករំលែកចំណេះដឹងផ្សេងៗដល់កុមារថែមទៀតផងដែរ។