KOICA Supports Project on ICT Based TVET Programme for Capacity Development of Women in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 19, 2019 —

“Hair & Beauty High Diploma (HD) Education and Training Centre” funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), located in the state-run National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (NIEI), Phnom Penh, was officially inaugurated yesterday with the participation of some 150 people.

The event was attended by H.E. Hing Sideth, Director General of the General Directorate of TVET, Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT), Mr. Rho Hyun-Jun, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office, Dr. Hee-Soo Kim, Founder of Konyang Education Foundation, Dr. Won-Mook Lee, President of Konyang University & Konyang Cyber University, and H.E Tan Kosal, Director of NIEI and other national and international participants.

H.E. Hing Sideth highlighted that the Royal Government of Cambodia has taken the initiative and placed human resources at the forefront and the centre of the economy in response to the Rectangular Strategy – Phase 4 which comprises four areas such as Rectangle 1 – Human resource development (the first priority), Rectangle 2 – Economic Diversification, Rectangle 3 – Private sector and job development, and Rectangle 4 – Inclusive and sustainable development.

H.E. Hing Sideth took the opportunity to thank the Government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA, Konyang Cyber University for its contribution to Cambodia’s development in all domains. He also requested KOICA to find further collaboration and fund to improve and extend friendship between NIEI and Konyang Cyber University as well as Cambodia.

For his part, Mr. Rho Hyun-Jun pointed out that one notable dimension of South Korea’s engagement with Southeast Asia and ASEAN has been its focus on CLMVIP (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines). He also underlined that Cambodia is an important partner country. Currently, Cambodia ranked the 3rd large recipient country of KOICA’s grant aid. Therefore, KOICA has been a proud partner of the Cambodian government and the Cambodian people for the last two decades.

He also underlined that KOICA contributes to the TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) in Cambodia, especially to promote the employment rate for women by encouraging them to participate in the specialised skills like beauty salon and hair style because they can generate more income in order to enhance the standard of their living. He also believed that the Hair & Beauty High Diploma (HD) Education and Training Centre will be operated well.

According to a KOICA’s press release, this three-year project (2019-2021), entitled “Project on ICT Based TVET Programme for Capacity Development of Women in Cambodia, Hair and Beauty Industry”, is funded by KOICA and implemented by Konyang Cyber University and NIEI. The aim of the project is to reduce poverty among Cambodians, especially women. The general activities of this project are to establish ICT-based cyber education system (lab, classroom) by applying online blended learning approach advanced hair beauty curriculum, develop hair make-up curriculum, and provide education to instructors.

(Photo: KOICA)

By C. Nika