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INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR NEW GENERATION SCHOOLSDate : 2018-10-27
News about exciting educational reforms in Cambodia that are led by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport have begun to spark international interest in New Generation Schools. An unofficial visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York occurred in Cambodia between 25 to 28 October 2018. Accompanied by Mr. Simon Franks, Chairman of the Franks Family Foundation (FFF), a current MoEYS partner from the UK, and Ms. Bathille Missika, a representative from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) based in Paris, Princess Beatrice visited two New Generation School sites. This included Hun Sen Kampong Cham HS in Kampong Cham Town and Preah Sisowath HS in Phnom Penh. The purpose of the Princess' visit is to support advocacy efforts for MoEYS' New Generation School reforms and help build an international network that will lead to the replication of this reform in other countries in the region such as Lao PDR and Myanmar. The visit was led by Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE), which is a local organization designated by MoEYS to implement NGS reforms with funding provided by the Ministry of Economy and Finance. It is important to note in this regard that New Generation Schools are not a donor led initiative but rather one that is fully funded and led by the Royal Cambodian Government.