Ministry and Cellcard introduce three education programmes in digital proficiency
Yim Sreylin | Khmer Times
CAMBODIA. Khmer Times (10 August 2022) - Cellcard, a mobile communication company, signs a Strategic Sponsorship Cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to support the roll out of educational programmes that aim to uplift the standards of education and deliver improved accessibility to learning especially among Cambodian youth.
Yesterday, Cellcard chairman Kith Meng signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron concerning the sponsorship programme.
Naron said that as the world has changed, so too have educational methods, which increasingly rely on digital technology.
He said that more students will be able to access and participate in digital learning thanks to the collaboration with Cellcard, which also helps students become more adaptable to the changing environment of traditional to digital learning.
“Strengthening the digital skills of our teachers, education staff and youth is a key priority to develop human resources equipped with 21st century skills to support Cambodia’s digital transformation,” he added.
He said: “The new strategic partnership with Cellcard will support the use of digital technology at different levels of the education system to develop a more inclusive system that provides quality education for all children and youth in Cambodia.”
Kith Meng, chairman of Cellcard, said that by working together in this programme, the public and private sectors can more effectively raise student and teacher proficiency in digital learning.
He said that he will support the Ministry of Education through these initiatives, and it is good to contribute to the education sector, which will benefit students and develop the country’s human resources.
Simon Perkins, Cellcard CEO, said that they are honoured to participate in the Telecommunication Partner for the Strengthening Teacher Education Programme (STEPCam), Basic Education Equivalency Programme (BEEP), and Factory Literacy Programme (FLP) educational initiatives of the education ministry utilising the latest digital technologies.
“We believe in the power of education to uplift the standards of living and sustainably boosting the economy. While we work towards enabling the digital Cambodia, a strong educational foundation is necessary and will hold a substantial role to ensuring this vision comes to reality,” he said.
“We look forward to the successful roll out and collaborative efforts between the education ministry and Cellcard in extending the reach and impact of these programmes,” he added.
According to Cellcard, the Strategic Sponsorship Cooperation will support the implementation and expansion of three education programmes.
First is BEEP, a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and other development partners to provide flexible alternative online education for out-of-school youth to complete Grade 9 studies.
Second is FLP, an initiative by the Ministry of Education and supported by other development partners to equip female garment factory workers aged 15 to 45 with basic literacy skills, empowering them to better understand their rights. It also aims to improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills, and improving communication in their daily work.
Third is STEPCam, an initiative by the Ministry of Education and supported by other development partners, to enhance the quality and capacity of early grade teachers. It introduces new pedagogical approaches, brings up-to-date digital education skills to improve early grade learning, thereby laying a strong foundation for the overall quality of education and aligning it with the demands of the new digitalised world.
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