| Fadhil Yunus |
THE Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT) through its education project entered phase two yesterday in Samrong Tong, Cambodia.
Seven members from SCOT led by Project Manager, Md Mahyuddin bin Othman, along with three selected trainers from the Youth Development Centre (YDC) departed for Cambodia yesterday.
The project aims to empower and improve the trainer’s confidence through the concept of “train-the-trainers” by teaching children English in an underprivileged community facilitated by the Organization for Building Community Resources (OBCR) of Cambodia.
Meanwhile, SCOT has also collaborated with The Charitable Association of Cambodian Islamic Graduates by facilitating infrastructure projects such as building wells which will benefit the community. This year, SCOT will contribute towards the building of 24 wells in several villages.
The education project is exclusively sponsored by HSBC Brunei and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Brunei in collaboration with the OBCR and The Charitable Association of Cambodian Islamic Graduates.
The project first came to light with an 11-week basic English language course conducted at the YDC in April 2014.
The awarding of the SCOT scholarship allowed students the opportunity to apply the ‘train-the-trainers’ concept in a small community in Cambodia for 13 days.