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Back from abroad with knowledge to share

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If you’re a student seeking a scholarship or a place on an exchange program, you may find some useful information on Facebook with SCD.

The abbreviation SCD refers to Social Enterprise for Capacity Development.

Established a year ago, the organisation has quickly made a mark.

It has published two extremely useful books, Win Scholarships Abroad and Successful Application Forms. SCD also hosts many free workshops and produces training manuals used by students in schools and universities.

A Scholarship Journey, a conference organised by SCD at the Cambodia - Japan Co-operation Center, was very successful. More than 500 students from schools and universities across Cambodia attended the event.    

SCD’s director and founder, Seng Pyseth, 22,  says that at first, he and his friends wanted to share with young Cambodians the experience and knowledge they had gained abroad.

But they soon wanted to widen the scope of their work, so they began writing books and conducting conferences to pass on their experience and raise funds to run other projects.

“Even though we earn some money from our activities, our purpose is to fill a social need rather than do business,” Pyseth said.  

If students want to apply for scholarships or exchange programs and need some help or advice, they can contact SCD members for free.

Or they can go directly to SCD’s office, in the Headstart International School, No 1, 3, 5, 7, Borie Phipup Thmei, Hanoi Road, Phnom Penh. 

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