In response to the Belt and Road initiative (BRI), Chinese non-governmental organizations have been actively engaged in social developments in countries along the Belt and Road under the framework of the “Silk Road Community Building Initiative”. With the importance of children’s education, there is a growing need for educational initiatives to provide the right motivation for young children. As the number of young children with diverse backgrounds enrolled in primary school is constantly increasing, measures that could effectively respond to these changes in the educational environment are also in urgent need.
the Panda Package Project implemented in the Kingdom of Cambodia between CSAF and CFRD in order to improve the education quality of Cambodian children.
China Foundation for Rural Development (CFRD) started collaboration with CSAF in 2018 in order to provide study materials to students throughout Cambodia including pens, pencils, markers, erasers, pens, rulers, and many more. Over the past five years, more than 180,000 packages of study materials donated by CFRD have been distributed to students across Cambodia through CSAF. Meanwhile 30,056 panda packages had been distributed in 2023 to 112 Schools with students studying in Phnom Penh, Takeo, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom Provinces.
This project also plays important roles in other 3 additional testimonies:
- Participation in promoting the quantity and quality of education for Cambodian students
- Participation in strengthening and expanding the traditional relations between two countries and between Cambodian-Chinese people
- Participation in celebrating the 65th anniversary of Cambodia-China Diplomatic