07.06.2018 -

Press Release: Reflection Workshop on Factory Literacy Program for Girls and Young Women working in Factories in Cambodia

WHAT: Reflection Workshop on Factory Literacy Program for Girls and Young Women working in Factories in Cambodia

WHO: Excellency Bundet Sopeacha Dr. Nath Bunroeun, Secretary of State of the Ministry of   Education, Youth, and Sport

Ms. Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO Representative in Phnom Penh

WHEN: Friday, 15 June 2018, from 8:00 am to 17:00 p.m.

WHERE: At the Great Duke Phnom Penh (Hotel Inter-Continental), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Dear all Journalists,

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), in close cooperation with line Ministries, UNESCO, NGO partner Sipar will organize one day Reflection Workshop on Literacy Project For Girls and Young Women Working in Factories on Friday June 15, 2018 at the Great Duke Phnom Penh Hotel with the participation of 60 participants from technical Departments of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, development, NGOs, factory employers and literacy teachers.

The fast growth of garment industry in Cambodia has attracted numerous numbers of employment, especially those who live in rural and remote areas to move to cities to find better economic opportunities through work. The 2013 report by Ministry of Planning on Women and Migration in Cambodia showed that 85 per cent of the 605,000 workers in garment and footwear factories were women, of whom 14 per cent were illiterate and 29 per cent demonstrated low levels of literacy.

Targeting these workers, Cambodia’s Minister of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS), with support from UNESCO, developed a flexible literacy program for girls and young women working in factories.  Funded by the UNESCO Malala Fund for Girls’ Right to Education, this literacy Project for Girls and Young Women Working in factories in Cambodia is an initiative program that can respond effectively to the current situation of out of school youths faced in their daily life in the world of work. The program aims to help with the delivery of a better learning environment, and to enable them to acquire basic literacy skills to improve their daily work communication, performance and productivities, and to better understand their own fundamental rights.

In this year, 2018, with the involvement of the French NGO Sipar and the Cambodian Women for Peace and Development (CWPD), there have been more 14 new factories selected, and totally, 25 factories involve in the program up to now.

The Reflection Workshop on Literacy Project for Girls and Young Women Working in Factories will be presided over by Excellency Bundet Sopeacha Dr. Nath Bunroeun, Secretary of State of the Ministry of   Education, Youth, and Sport and Ms. Anne Lemaistre, UNESCO Representative in Phnom Penh.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Kuoch Koulom-A, Director of Non-Formal Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), Tel: 012 585 791 or k.kouloma(at)gmail.com

Mr. Lay Vutha, Education National Program Officer, UNESCO, tel: 017453 921 or  v.lay(at)unesco.org

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