Menghourng Ngo reports on the excitement and achievement of the Mith Samlanh graduation ceremony held last week in Phnom Penh.
‘On Friday last week, Mith Samlanh held a graduation ceremony for its students at Club Friends. The students who successfully graduated came from the many different Mith Samlanh vocational training classes – skills, life skills and non-formal education. There were 45 vocational training students, 20 life skills and 20 non-formal education students certificated. The ceremony made everyone feel very happy, with teachers, case managers, and students sharing big smiles together during the event. Mr. Gneng, Training Center Manager of Mith Samlanh said that every year Mith Samlanh always certificated its graduate students. It was an important part of their journey into employment The certificates for vocational training skills, and life skills were approved by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and the non-formal education certificates were approved by the non-formal education department of Phnom Penh.
One graduate student from the Motor Repairing Class said that he was in a state of nervous anticipation about the graduation ceremony. He had performed well in class for this year. “Last year, I could not perform well in the class so I did not receive my certificate, but this year, I try hard to achieve it,” he said. “I hope that the other students or my classmates, who not yet receive the certificate, please keep trying more, so you will be successful.” He added that today he has opened his own business, a motor repairing shop, using the experience and knowledge gained from his class at Mith Samlanh. “I love Mith Samlanh like my own parents, for now I have good future,” he said. “In the future, I hope I can expand my business and make it bigger.” ‘