Entrepreneurial opportunities for Cambodian youth boosted through Know About Business (KAB) training

Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) adopts the ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) modules into the national education curriculum.

News | Phnom Penh | 27 November 2020
Key facilitators successfully complete the KAB workshop in Battambang, Cambodia
The Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) has strengthened entrepreneurial opportunities for Cambodians by agreeing to integrate the ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) modules into the national education curriculum for students in grades 8 through 12.

KAB aims to create an enterprise culture in communities by promoting awareness among young people of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and self-employment, as well as of their role in shaping the country's economic and social development. The training consists of nine core modules, which take between 80 and 120 hours to complete.

I gained better understanding of entrepreneurship and how to work in group through the new facilitation method for students".

A participant of KAB facilitator training
To ensure smooth and effective delivery of KAB training to Cambodian students, the ILO supported MoEYS to hold an eight-day workshop during November 2020 that saw key facilitators from across the country learn the KAB training methodology. In all, 27 facilitators from 25 provinces took part in the event held in Battambang, during which they also learned about developing business plans from a local business leader.

KAB facilitators learn about business plan development
The trained facilitators will now return to their home provinces and conduct pilot sessions for local youth, while the national government moves forward with approving the new national curriculum. The ILO will continue working collaboratively with MoEYS to ensure the formal adaptation of KAB training into the national curriculum, providing more entrepreneurial opportunities for youth in Cambodia.

This activity was supported by the Decent Employment for Youth in Cambodia programme, which is a UN joint programme primarily funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), as well as the ILO/Japan Fund for Building Social Safety Nets in Asia and the Pacific (SSN Fund).