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Thai princess extends aid to Cambodian education

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Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn (left) and Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Don Pramudwinai sign the deal. CAMBODIAN EMBASSY IN BANGKOK

Thai princess extends aid to Cambodian education

Thailand's Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn has decided to renew her educational assistance to two technology institutes in Kampong Thom and Kampong Speu provinces for another five years.

The “Royal Project Agreement Graciously Bestowed to the Kingdom of Cambodia in the Field of Education” was signed on Wednesday in Bangkok between Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn on behalf of the Minister of Education Youth and Sport and Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.

The princess presided over the signing ceremony. The educational assistance will last from September to September 2025, a press release on the signing said.

“The royal educational assistance project to Cambodia is born from the generous initiative of the princess to contribute to the development of quality educational systems for Cambodian youths.

“The enforcement of this royal assistance project has promoted the relationship between the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Kingdom of Thailand and established good cooperation in administrations, private sectors and between people.

“It has also built up human resources for the new generation by providing scholarships to 2,124 students,” the press release said.

Pech Sieng, the director of the Kampong Chheuteal Institute of Technology (KCIT) in Kampong Thom said the princess started her educational initiative in 2000. The institute was first used as a high school before it was converted in 2015.

He said the institute started accepting students in 2016. More than 100 students have graduated from there and 40 technical teachers of agriculture have completed training.

The school has given youths from Kampong Thom and other provinces the skills needed to land jobs and succeed in life.

The Royal Thai embassy said: “Youths are the key to the sustainable future of Cambodia. The MoU gives opportunities to people through possible internships and scholarship for higher education.”


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