According to the Vietnamese Embassy, the fund, which is managed by the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, was established to boost human resources among the Vietnamese community in Cambodia, as well as encourage and create favourable conditions for Vietnamese origin children to study at colleges and universities in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Ambassador Vu Quang Minh announces the establishment of the fund (Photo: VNA)

The fund also supports renovating teaching – studying models at schools, classes managed by the Khmer – Vietnam Association in Cambodia and improving awareness of the community about the role and significance of education for the young generation in integration into Cambodia’s society.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Vu Quang Minh desired that the Vietnamese community, businesses and philanthropists continue to help the Vietnamese young generations in Cambodia improve their knowledge through study and training.    

He emphasized that the important issue is how to help children study well the language and gain a deep understanding of Cambodian culture to be able to well integrate into the local society.

In the short term, the Khmer-Vietnam Association needs to strengthen teaching of the curriculum of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport for Vietnamese-origin students at schools, well preparing conditions so that these classes can be put into the local state-owned school system.

He also encourage Vietnamese-origin students who are going to study in Vietnam to make efforts to gain high results to return to build their second homeland and support the Vietnamese-origin community in Cambodia to continue to develop sustainably.

In recent years, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Khmer-Vietnam Association have applied for 170 university-level scholarships in Vietnam for Vietnamese-origin students in Cambodia.

So far, the Human Resources Development Fund has mobilized 10 scholarships for students to study medicine, pharmaceutics and economics at Ton Duc Thang University and Tra Vinh University. 

The fund desires to receive support from the Vietnamese and foreign business community to help more Vietnamese children in Cambodia./.

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