Floating school for Vietnamese students opens in Cambodia

Tuesday, 2018-07-10 17:24:57
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Floating school for Vietnamese students opens for OVs students who live on Tonle Sap Lake in Koh Kek village, Kan Dieng district of Pursat province, Cambodia (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Consulate General of Vietnam in Battambang, Cambodia, inaugurated a floating school, on July 9, for overseas Vietnamese (OVs) students who live on Tonle Sap Lake in Koh Kek village, Kan Dieng district of Pursat province.

The wooden facility was funded by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs under Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry.

Koh Kek village is home to 289 Vietnamese households, with nearly 100 students in first to third grade who study the Vietnamese curriculum.

Speaking at the event, head of the Khmer-Vietnam Association in the village, Ngo Van Ly, said the school serves as a foundation for youngsters to preserve their homeland’s culture, while learning the local culture, thereby helping them integrate into the Vietnamese and Khmer communities.

In March, another floating school for Vietnamese students was also built on the Tonle Sap Lake.

Pursat province has the largest number of overseas Vietnamese in Cambodia’s north western region, with about 1,900 families of 7,000 residents, most of whom work as fishermen.