Prudential Cambodia supports the Safe School programme in Steung Treng province

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Steung Treng, 29 January 2020 - Representatives from Prudential Cambodia, Plan International and Child Rights Foundation joined forces with the Steung Treng Provincial and District Department of Education, Youth and Sport to promote school safety and reduce the impact of natural disasters through the Safe School programme. 

Hundreds of Steung Treng residents took part in a parade organised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, school teachers, NGO partners and local monitoring team members, as part of the programme to promote safe school concepts and practice.  

“Children should always feel safe, especially while at school. We are committed to ensuring a secure learning environment against the disruptions caused by natural disasters. We are very proud to work with MoEYS, our NGO partners Child Rights Foundation and Plan International to raise safety awareness in local communities through promoting the Comprehensive Safe School Framework developed under the programme,” said Mr Vandeth Dararoath, Senior Manager – Brand Communications, Community Investment and Sponsorship of Prudential Cambodia. 

As Cambodia’s leading life insurance provider, Prudential is pleased to continue the company’s collaboration with MoEYS and NGO partners to create a safe and secure learning environment for students. The programme aims to enable schools to identify small and big scale disasters and prepare accordingly. 

“We will roll out the Safe School programme to 15 schools in four communes across Steung Treng province, building ‘model’ safe schools aligned with ASEAN’s comprehensive school framework. This initiative aims to help over 3,000 students,” said Mr. Dararoath.  

Safe School is a regional disaster risk reduction programme supported by Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential in Asia and Africa. The initiative, running since 2013, is in line with Prudence Foundation’s SAFE STEPS Natural Disaster programme, aimed at helping save lives and ensuring schools and communities are better prepared when disasters strike.

Mr. Chea Bun Sang, District Department of Education, Youth and Sport of Borey OSvay Sen Chey district, said, “Our programme has further helped students and parents to prepare against danger and risk of natural disasters including floods, fire or dangerous outdoor activities. Now students have a better understanding of safety.” 

Mrs. Horm Chan Thorn, a local resident in the Borey O’Svay Sen Chey district participating in the event, said, “The programme has successfully raised awareness of natural disasters and helped prepare students and children to survive natural disasters. I wish there are more of such safety campaigns in other schools and communities.”

Since establishing its operations in Cambodia in 2013, Prudential Cambodia has pursued a number of initiatives and opportunities to help build more resilient communities across Cambodia.

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