ABA supports Sipar to promote literacy and employability among the underprivileged
ABA Bank, Cambodia’s leading private financial institution, is delighted to make an in-kind donation of educational materials to support Sipar’s Youth Employability project launched in October 2021 to promote youth employability and civic engagement in the rural areas. ABA is fully committed to assisting local communities and making such positive contributions to Cambodia following its Corporate Values.
This 3-year project by Sipar and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport is supported by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and aims to strengthen participation in civil society of young Cambodians in the post-COVID context via a network of community-based youth organizations aka Youth Clubs.
The Youth Club plays an important role in bringing access to educational contents and reading materials through Sipar’s mobile libraries. It offers underprivileged children and youths not only access to applications to work on literacy and school subjects such as mathematics and science, but also to disseminate information on career guidance, to discover jobs and post-baccalaureate study options, and to assess their skills.
“Education is a critical component of life essential for everyone's personal development. We laud Sipar's initiatives in assisting Cambodian children and youths in gaining access to education and job opportunities. We trust that our contribution will enable Sipar to continue its training and educational activities, such as increasing the network of permanent and mobile libraries and reading materials to enhance literacy rates and foster reading habits among children and adults,” Chief Marketing Officer at ABA Bank Igor Zimarev said.
Sothik Hok, Director of Sipar commented: “We are proud and grateful to have ABA as a private company specializing in banking to be involved in our missions to improve literacy rates and to encourage reading habits in Cambodia. This particular donation would have an impact to the project to improve the job prospects and to strengthen participation in civil society of young people in rural area. Thank you very much for participation!”
Sipar is a non-profit organization operating in Cambodia since 1991. It runs literacy and educational programs targeting underserved communities and provides technical and pedagogical support to national and provincial institutions, local authorities, communities, and local NGOs in Cambodia. To learn about its activities, visit http://www.sipar.org/en.