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Platform Impact & OCIC Group To Develop French-Inspired Coding School At Connexion Community Hub

Platform Impact & OCIC Group To Develop French-Inspired Coding School At Connexion Community Hub

Cambodia Investment Review

The Overseas Cambodian Investment Corporation (OCIC) and Platform Impact have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to launch an avant-garde Computer Programming School at the Connexion Community Hub, scheduled to launch in Q1 2024 on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich (Diamond Island). Championed by Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the educational venture will be based on the ‘School 42’ project in Paris promises to be a cornerstone of tech education and digital empowerment in the region.

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The MOU, formally signed in Paris on January 15th by Dr. Lim Lina of Canadia Group & OCIC and Wisal Win of Platform Impact, signifies a commitment to fostering a vibrant tech-educational ecosystem in Cambodia. The envisioned school is set to diverge from traditional educational pathways, offering tuition-free, peer-to-peer learning environments aimed at nurturing both technical and soft skills critical in the digital economy.

Hone The Soft Skills Essential In The Digital Economy’s Landscape

The innovative educational model proposed for this school is a bold departure from conventional pedagogy. It promises a tuition-free journey for aspirants aged 18 and above, irrespective of their academic background. The curriculum is set to be a vibrant tapestry of peer learning – a space devoid of traditional lectures, instead, brimming with collaborative projects. This approach aims not only to impart technical prowess but also to hone the soft skills essential in the digital economy’s landscape.

Platform Impact signed with OCIC in presence of HE Prime Minister Hun Manet.

“We are thrilled to partner with OCIC to champion inclusive and accessible skills development,” expressed Wisal Hin, Chairman of Platform Impact. “Education is the bedrock of societal advancement. By amalgamating our strengths, we envisage crafting a transformative odyssey for our students, furnishing them with the competencies to navigate and triumph in the future landscape.”

Thierry Tea, Vice President at OCIC Group, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the transformative potential of education. “By fortifying our youth with knowledge and opportunities, we are architecting the pillars of societal transformation. Our alliance with Platform Impact is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to nurturing initiatives that kindle positivity in the realms of youth, education, and technology. This synergistic endeavor is a stride towards sculpting Cambodia’s future, fostering its growth and development.”

Connexion Community Hub, A Nexus Of Innovation & Incubation

The French-inspired computer programming school is set to be a jewel in the crown of the Connexion Community Hub, a nexus of innovation and incubation led by OCIC’s parent entity, Canadia Group. Connexion, a vibrant thread in the fabric of Koh Pich, is gearing up for its grand unveiling in the first quarter of 2024.

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Koh Pich itself, a brainchild of OCIC dating back to 2006, has flourished into a bustling district. It has witnessed a robust +30% year-on-year occupancy rate surge, becoming a magnet for residents, tenants, and burgeoning businesses alike. With its strategic linkage to Norea City, Koh Pich is fast evolving into a pulsating hub for startups, student communities, and innovation-driven ecosystems.

This partnership between OCIC Group and Platform Impact aims to be a beacon of hope, symbolizing a unified stride towards diminishing the digital divide in Cambodia. As these organizations embark on this collaborative expedition, they carry the torch of promise, illuminating pathways to a brighter, tech-empowered future for the nation.

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