India grants funds to India-Cambodia Friendship School

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:26

Phnom Penh: India today donated USD 246,000
to a primary school in Khampong Chan province in Cambodia,
which was named India-Cambodia Friendship School a few years
ago as a mark of growing cordial ties between the two nations.

Indian President Pratibha Patil, who is on a state visit
to this South-East Asian country, handed over a cheque for the
upgradation of infrastructure of the school at a function held
here.

The school, which has 239 students including 110 girls,
was opened in 1981 under the name Trey Say School at Khmar Sar
Commune in Santhor district in Khampong Chan province. In
1991, India virtually adopted the school by giving USD 300 and
a tonne of rice.

The school was later renamed India-Cambodia Friendship
School.

The school, which has classes from Kindergarten to Class
VI, provides education to needy students.

Principal of the school, Noy Limseng said the school had
one building initially but now has two more buildings and 12
classrooms.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 19:26
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