Combining entertainment, real stories and comedy, Klahan9 House is a show designed to help young Cambodians take action to secure decent jobs and livelihoods by making audiences think, laugh and learn. Set in a small Cambodian town, the show brings together three young adults just starting out in life. Mari, a garment worker, Vitou her younger brother and Tong and unemployed, though that’s not what he’s telling his parents.
The house they live in looks ordinary, but it holds a secret – Jani the resident house spirit is a spirit like no other! Full of advice, tips and fun, she guides the house mates as they struggle to decide and work towards their goals in life. Join the three friends in the Klahan9 house as they deal with nosey neighbours and troublesome relatives while working towards their dreams.
Ten episodes of this brand-new series will broadcast on MyTV, CTN and CNC starting on Thursday 9th January. As well as being fun and entertaining, this unique show funded by the Swedish Embassy and produced by BBC Media Action also has a serious side. The practical information, guidance and tips contained throughout the series on topics including managing money and job seeking are aimed at helping young Khmer people from across the country to improve their ability to secure decent jobs and livelihoods. It will introduce role models to inspire young audiences, prompt discussion of complex issues such as migration and encourage young people to identify their own talents and skills. In addition to the TV show, audiences will be able to get further information and follow the Klahan9 House stories on the Klahan9 Facebook page.
Gemma Hayman, Country Director, BBC Media Action in Cambodia, said “We are proud and excited to launch this new TV show, which forms part of a wider project to support young Cambodians to improve their jobs and livelihoods prospects. The show builds on BBC Media Action’s experience of empowering young people in Cambodia and has been informed by formative research to identify the particular challenges that young people are currently facing. We hope it will help them to take positive actions at a crucial time in their lives”.
Alex Baxter, Head of Production, BBC Media Action in Cambodia, said “This new show aims to help people better understand their options and the different paths available to them in life. But it is not a teaching course, it is a programme to make people laugh as well as learn at the same time”.
Camilla Ottosson, First Secretary Democracy and Human Rights, Labour Market, Embassy of Sweden, said “Regardless of who you are and where you come from, it is important to take action on what you are dream for. Dreams provide us with positive inspiration for how our futures might be, but it requires to take actions to make it becomes reality. But we also need tools to take positive actions, the Klahan9 House TV episodes can offer guidance on how young people may take actions to secure decent jobs and livelihoods”.
Klahan9 House brand-new show which airs from 9th January 2020 at 7pm on MYTV every Thursday, every Friday on CTN at 7pm, and every Saturday on CNC at 11am. And continues weekly for 10 weeks with repeats on every Sunday on MyTV from at 4:30pm, every Sunday on CTN from at 8pm, and on Saturday on CNC at 8:30pm.
Viewers are also invited to learn more about the “Klahan9 House” TV show through the official social media channels:
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