Sheikha Mayassa meets Rota beneficiaries in Cambodia

June 21, 2013 - 3:44:21 am

Rota Chairperson HESheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani at the Hun Sen Rota School in Kandal province, Cambodia.

Phnom Penh: A delegation headed by Reach Out To Asia (Rota) Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani yesterday visited Cambodia to tour the “Hun Sen-Rota” project, which is considered one of the biggest and most significant educational initiatives in the country.

The visit came as H E Sheikha Al Mayassa wanted to closely inspect the project and get in touch with beneficiary sectors on the ground, Rota Director Essa Al Mannai said.

The delegation yesterday toured the school, attended shows of Cambodian popular arts and participated with volunteers in planting the school’s garden, in addition to meeting school officials, teachers, parents and students to get their feedback on the project and how to address their domestic needs, Al Mannai said.

In July 2007, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Rota and Cambodia’s Monithapana Foundation to expand the Vihear Suork Schools by building primary, secondary and vocational schools in Kandal province of Cambodia. 

The upgraded Vihear Suork Schools, recently renamed Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen General and Technical High School, have provided additional access to primary and secondary education to children and vocational training to youth. 

Construction was initiated in September 2009 and was completed mid-November 2010, with the inauguration taking place on April 4, 2011.