The Headquarters of the Overseas Vietnamese Association (HOVA) in Cambodia inaugurated a primary school for children of the Vietnamese origin on March 11 in Svay Rolum commune, S’ang district, Kandal province.

The Vietnam-Khmer Friendship School, funded by HOVA, sponsors and Vietnamese firms, received more than new 80 students on the inauguration day. Books and school supplies were provided free of charge.

According to the provincial overseas Vietnamese association, the school will teach the students based on a two-country education programme in Khmer and Vietnamese.

The school hopes to provide the young generation of the Vietnamese origin in Cambodia a foundation to develop their education in the future while preserving their Vietnamese identity.

HOVA, in collaboration with Vietnamese enterprises and agencies, has built several schools in Phnom Penh and the provinces of Prey Veng, Preah Sihanouk and Kompong Chhnang.-VNA