CEDAC Organizes Provincial Workshop

On January 25th, 2013, CEDAC organized the Provincial Ending Project Workshop for Phase 4 of the Happy Mountain Bird Project (HMB4) at the Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport (PDOEYS) of Kampong Speu, Kampong Speu province. The workshop was presided over by His Excellency LOEUNG Sophat, Deputy Provincial Governor, Mr. SIM Samoeun, Project Director and CEDAC Executive Director alongside eight district Governors. 60 participants attended, including 15 women, representing NGOs, DEOs, District Governors, Key Farmers, and project staff members. The objective of the workshop was to present the project’s activities and main achievements during its implementation in Kampong Speu Province. During the workshop, alongside discussion of the project’s activities and results, there was a session livelihood changes with Key Farmers and a Q&A forum. The workshop was fruitful. Each participant, especially local officials and development partners, learned more about the project activities and its achievements. The project covered 734 target villages across 72 communes and sangkat of 7 districts and 1 city, supporting 7,000 of the poorest families with 11,000 children through cooperation with 310 primary schools in all of Kampong Speu province. Through the project’s intervention, 96% of target families improved their income generation and gained a better understanding of the need to educate children. Additionally, school teachers in the target area learned new methods to ensure the success of children’s education in the province.