Smart and Government Sign MoU to Develop Cambodia’s Digital Talent

Smart Axiata recently signed an Mou with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC), that seeks to develop future Cambodian tech talent in the country.

Cambodian telco Smart committed 1.5 million USD into two programmes – the SmartEdu Scholarship Program and the SmartEdu University Student Development Program (USDP).

H.E. Sarak Khan (left), H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron (center), and Thomas Hundt (right) signing the MoU.

“I am particularly intrigued by the USDP’s comprehensive learning framework that will not only provide knowledge but also encourage ‘learning by doing’,” explained Education Minister H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron.

The announcement continues Smart’s prolific work in developing and supporting Cambodia’s burgeoning tech and ICT environment. Such as their SmartSpark and SmartStart incubation programmes in partnership with Impact Hub Phnom Penh.

During the ceremony, Smart launched the SmartEdu USDP, under which 48 top Cambodian university students will take part in a 13-day stay-in Bootcamp that will provide them with theoretical, experiential, personal, and relational development opportunities through workshops, business simulations, as well as coaching centered around various industries. The winning teams will receive cash prizes while the top five participants will receive a fully-sponsored 2-month work exposure at Axiata Group in Malaysia.

University students can apply to join the USDP before 22nd October 2018, while applications for the next Scholarship Program cohort closes on 10th October 2018.

For more information on the programme go HERE!