HRH Princess Norodom Arunrasmy officially opened the Cambodian-British Center for
Teacher Education on May 11.
The Center, funded by Britain's Overseas Development Administration and run by the
nonprofit Center for British Teachers, offers training courses for English teachers
in Phnom Penh's schools, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. Over 300
Cambodian teachers are expected to participate in Center programs this year.
Future plans include an expansion of the Center's programs outside Phnom Penh later
this year, in cooperation with the British VSO, which will provide four teacher trainers.
Working with Teacher Training Centers, courses will be offered in Battambang, Kompong
Cham, Takeo and Kandal.
Commenting on the Center's long-term capabilities, British Ambassador David Burns
said at the ceremony, "We hope to find a united Cambodia where this center will
be a national resource."