PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Famous singer Sokun Nisa will join the reading campaign with the educational organization, Sipar, as a goodwill ambassador to encourage reading around the country.
Ms. Nisa, from Town Production, is tackling Cambodia’s literacy problem by promoting reading among the local communities and garment workers.
The petite beauty’s recent visit to some villages and garment factories brought out smiles and adoration from her fans as she passed by.
As an ambassador, Ms. Nisa said she did not like to read as a child and fell behind because of her limited understanding of the world, whereas her bookworm friends went on to do great things.
“I did not like to read books,” said Ms. Nisa with a small smile of regret. “But once I traveled to many countries, I met a lot of people who like to read.”
Ms. Nisa, said she was surprised to go with Sipar to factories, meeting many of her fans who are garment workers there.
“I sang for them and I also told them about the benefits of reading.”
Being goodwill ambassador is unpaid. Ms. Nisa said she just wants to help society.
“I can see that reading is a very good thing to do and so I want to encourage everybody – young and old people – to read to improve their knowledge,” said Ms. Nisa.
“I also want parents to encourage their children to read.”
Ms. Nisa also plans to collaborate with Sipar in order to produce a song, which she will sing herself as a promotional way to encourage reading. In the future, Ms. Nisa plans to join the reading campaign more often especially at the garment factories – where their smiles and enthusiasm still warm her heart.
Singer Sokun Nisa takes a photo with a fan on her tour at a local garment factory as a Sipar’s goodwill ambassador for reading. Supplied