Training opportunities for some of the most marginalized young people in Phnom Penh have now expanded to include Computer & IT Skills with the opening of a brand new computer lab at the Mith Samlanh center. This exciting development was made possible by the generous donation of 12 fully operational PC’s by local company Sabay, and the support of Silk Air who are sponsoring the computer teacher, Mr. Samoul Davorn.
Adding to a truly collaborative effort between local and international business, Northbridge International School have provided IT training support for many staff at Mith Samlanh, including those of the computer lab.
On Wednesday 9th March the new computer lab was officially declared open. Present at the ribbon cutting ceremony in the Mith Samlanh center were Mrs. Map Somaya, director of Mith Samlanh, Mr. Sila Chy Thmor, C.E.O. of Sabay, Mr. Tan Chay Chun of Silk Air, the vice-president of Junior Chamber International, Mr. Raju Khatri and representatives of the local media and press.
In their speeches all the guests emphasized how exciting this opportunity was, as computer and IT skills are an increasingly vital part of the knowledge base needed for young people to compete in the job market, and linking these to the other skills developed through the successful vocational trainings already run by Mith Samlanh will open additional doors in building a better future for young people who have come from a marginalized background. Mrs. Map Somaya thanked the donors for their support and reiterated that this was indeed an exciting opportunity to enhance the skills and broaden the future employability of young people who are in training at the center.