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Mr Sok Tha, Director of Information Technology Department of MoEYS and Mr Prashant Verma, ChildFund Cambodia Country Director after the signing the agreement for an e- learning project

ChildFund Cambodia, an international childrens’ organisation has signed an agreement  with the Education Ministry to launch a digital learning system in rural areas.

The agreement was signed by Mr Sok Tha, Director of Information Technology Department of MoEYS and Mr Prashant Verma, ChildFund Cambodia Country Director.

15 schools have been selected and each will have content servers (3 portable plug-and-play) installed which can store digital lessons and various educational websites especially www.krou.moeys.gov.kh which will be available offline to students.

Specifically, the program is intended for selected students from grade one to six.

Each school will have at least three to four digital servers installed with television along with other portable digital devices.

Due to the current health climate in the Kingdom, students will undergo procedures for preventing the spread of virus before entering these classrooms.

Mr Prashant Verma, ChildFund Cambodia country director told Khmer Times that the collaboration with the Ministry of Education is in response to the ministry’s effort in addressing learning inabilities of many children in remote and rural areas.

These children don’t have access to technology and struggle to continue their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also provide solutions for those without internet service in some rural areas.

The pilot project will cover 15 rural primary schools along Svay Chrum and Romeas Hek districts of Svay Rieng province and will be launched from June till September.

An assessment for the impact to both the school and the students’ progress will be monitored by forwarding the results to some donors to generate more funds to continue the programme even when classes resume.

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