Cambodia’s leading industrial estate financed, built and equipped a library in a local Junior High School.
Phnom Penh, 16th December 2017 - On Saturday the 16th of December 2017, a Phnom Penh SEZ team including top management gathered for the inauguration ceremony of a new library at Ovlaok Junior High School, in Tropiang po village, Ovloak Commune, Posenchey District, Phnom Penh.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Mr. Hem Darith, Posenchey district governor and Mr. Hiroshi Uematsu, CEO of Phnom Penh SEZ PLC.
In front of a crowd of about 150 students, teachers and community adults, Mr. Hiroshi Uematsu, CEO of Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. mentioned about the importance of reading, and left the students with a “Read then Talk” challenge. That is to read any books they like and gather to talk about the books once a week. He wanted everyone to have a reading habit.
The library, which was completed on the 28th of November 2017, will now open its doors to offer a place of recreation, reading and research for about 100 students, 15 teachers in the Junior High School, as well as the general public. The company wants it to be not only a library of Ovloak Junior High School, but also the library of Ovloak commune as a whole.
This library project cost about USD 12,000 including expenses on building construction, furniture, and books. This year we involved our staffs working in the company in this charity by receiving their donations of books as well. Among the 674 books, 231 books were received as donation.
Since we first started this CSR project in 2009, Phnom Penh SEZ Plc. has been helping to meet some of the needs our local communities are having. We highly hope this small contribution would help make a difference in the life of our communities.