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Call for book donations in both Khmer and English


Frank Kursteiner. Photograph: Phnom Penh Post

Another new library now under construction at Klandieng School in the Kandieng District of Pursat province, funded by Crown Worldwide founder Jim Thompson is calling for book donations.

The estimated US$90,000 project is scheduled for completion in November and is designed to provide a place for learning, in Khmer and English, for rural people of all ages to enhance their lives.

The project comes in the wake of last year’s completion and opening Hazel Joyce Library in Pursat province’s Phnom Kravanh, named for Thompson’s sister.

“Giving back and supporting communities is one of our core values,” said Crown’s Country Manager Frank Kursteiner.

Kursteiner said a number large local and international companies had committed to hosting drop-off points around Phnom Penh where people could donate books for the new library.

“Our founder Jim Thompson has invested very big in Cambodia and it makes me happy that this company is doing that. We are glad to make a difference in people’s lives,” Kursteiner said.

People who have books and want to donate them for the new rural library in Pursat province can email Kursteiner at or telephone him at (855) 12 214 137.



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