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Thursday, March 29, 2012

JAPAN PROVIDES MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND US DOLLAR FOR LITERACY EDUCATION IN CAMBODIA

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(Rasmei Kampuchea, Wednesday, March 28, 2012)
Vol. 20, No. 5771

Phnom Penh: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$17,570 to Cultural Aid Project for South East Asia for the Project for Supporting Literacy Education. 

Mr. Machida Tatsuya, Counsellor, Embassy of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Dr. Penn Setharin, Representative of Cultural Aid Project for South East Asia, signed here on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the Embassy of Japan the Grant Contracts.

Around 3,000 children will enjoy learning to read and write through colorful reading books in Khmer, said Mr. Machida Tatsuya after the signing ceremony. In addition, he added, the mobile library of Cultural Aid Project for South East Asia has planned to go every week to different villages so that local students and villagers could read different books including picture books translated from Japanese.

For her part, Dr. Penn Setharin said the project of publishing reading books and translating picture books into Khmer is very important for both children and adults who start learning to write and read. This is a good method for literacy as well as morality education for children and the Cambodian people in contribution to the development of human resource in Cambodia, she said.



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