Three Phnom Penh schools received brand new digital libraries and labs from Woori Bank (Cambodia) Plc, via ChildFund and Teach for Cambodia and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.
Teachers and students at Chea Sim Chroy Changvar High School, Chroy Changvar Primary School and Wat Mongkul Serey Kien Khlaing Primary School received the resources on January 30, 2024.
With cutting-edge technology transforming classrooms into vibrant hubs of learning, students will be empowered with essential computer skills, financial literacy and online safety knowledge, nurturing responsible and globally aware digital citizens.
And the development is intended to serve as a launchpad for the next chapter of digital education in Cambodia, one in which every child has the opportunity to learn, grow and flourish in the digital landscape.
H.E. Ho Sambo, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, declared the inauguration a momentous feat towards realising its vision.
The High Representative of Minister of Education H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron also hailed the upgraded facilities as beacons of progress, empowering students with the digital prowess needed to excel in the 21st century.
Hong Ju Kim, CEO of Woori Bank Cambodia, said he believed that simply donating resources wouldn't do justice to the project's potential, with Woori Bank instead seeing this as part of a strategic investment in the Kingdom's future.
He added that witnessing the students' eager faces served as fuel for Woori Bank's unwavering commitment to empowering Cambodian youth with the skills to be responsible digital citizens.
And Prashant Verma, ChildFund Cambodia Country Director, said the digital resources were set to bring long-term benefits.
"This new infrastructure will act as a hub for building human resources in digital education, covering the fundamentals of digital finance and online safety so that Cambodian children for generations to come can benefit by building future growth."
Youngkey Hwang, CEO of ChildFund Korea, said the donation reflected the NGO's dedication to the children of the Kingdom.
"At ChildFund Korea, we believe that every child deserves a chance to shine, and these upgraded facilities represent more than just labs and libraries – they are testament to our deep commitment to nurturing the dreams and potential of Cambodian students," he said.
Siv Monirath, CEO of Teach For Cambodia, said the donation was just the start of a transformative journey, and reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring every student can unlock their digital potential by leveraging on the resources to soar to new heights.