EU grants 2.4 mln EUR to Cambodia for school reopening hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Thmey Thmey)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - The EU has contributed 2.4 million EUR (2.8 million USD) to Cambodia for the safe re-opening of its schools, as part of support for COVID-19 response and recovery.

Through this support, a nationwide “back to school” campaign has been launched by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, and UNICEF, providing practical guidance to children, parents, teachers, and school staff on making schools as safe as possible and reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

According to a press release issued by UNICEF on October 14, the campaign will be conducted throughout 2021 and expanded to include valuable and engaging information not only to make schools safe but also to provide a healthy and caring environment for children to learn and thrive.

Critical hygiene supplies will be also delivered to the country’s 11,500 pre-schools and primary schools.

Cambodia’s education ministry has allowed public universities to reopen from October 12 after months of shutdown due to COVID-19./.