Jul 14, 2009
APU students OKAMOTO Ayumi (APS3, Japan) and SASANO Sakura (APS3, Japan) have been accepted into the inaugural "HANDA Scholarship – Cambodia Summer Holiday Study Program", a short-term exchange project jointly run by the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Fukuoka and the Nishi Nippon Shimbun.
Set up in September to mark the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Fukuoka, this short-term exchange project aims to create "Young Bridges" of the participants who can link Kyushu to Cambodia and Japan to Asia through providing students from the Kyushu-Okinawa region with the opportunity to gain deep understanding of Cambodia through taking part in a high quality short-term exchange program.
A total of five students were accepted into the program from Saga University, Fukuoka University, Okinawa International University and APU. The students will now visit Cambodia in accordance with their proposed travel plans. In addition to putting together the experiences gained in Cambodia into a report, they plan to give a range of feedback.
* Over approximately 20 years, Honorary Consul Haruhisa HANDA, the originator of the "HANDA Scholarship", has continued to build universities and hospitals, manage orphanages etc in Cambodia and provide support in the fields of education, medicine and welfare. He is also an advisor to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and continues to make a contribution to Cambodia's development.
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