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Panasonic Fosters Future Leaders: Six Cambodian Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Panasonic Fosters Future Leaders: Six Cambodian Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

Cambodia Investment Review

Panasonic Cambodia has marked a significant occasion on January 23, 2024, by awarding scholarships to six prodigious students from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) and Paññāsāstra University (PUC) of Cambodia. The initiative is part of the Panasonic Asia Scholarship Program, a visionary project initiated in 2014 to cultivate young talents poised to spearhead Asia’s progress in the 21st century.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Yasunobu Matsumoto, The Country Head of Panasonic in Cambodia said that the company will continue to invest in capacity building among the aspiring young students in Cambodia. “These six excellent scholarship recipients were chosen not just for their exceptional academic achievements but also for their commitment to making a good difference in their communities. Through their accomplishments, they have set the bar high, becoming sources of inspiration for their peers and future generations,” he continued.

Mr. Yasunobu Matsumoto, The Country Head of Panasonic Cambodia addressing the gathering.

Support to approximately 1,400 students across 12 countries

Mr. Naoyuki Tada, Chief of CSR & Citizenship Office at Panasonic Holdings Corporation, highlighted the expansive reach of the scholarship program. To date, the initiative has extended its support to approximately 1,400 students across 12 countries. Mr. Tada elaborated on the program’s broader mission, which transcends financial aid, aiming to forge a robust network among its alumni.

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This network has seen former recipients ascending to global leadership roles in over 100 cities worldwide. “The bond among our alumni endures beyond the program, enabling them to leverage the extensive network they’ve cultivated. Our commitment remains steadfast in nurturing individuals from diverse nations to craft a brighter future collectively,” Tada added.

Mr. Naoyuki Tada, the Chief of CSR & Citizenship Office, speaking at the event.

Testament to the company’s dedication to education

The ceremony was not just a platform for Panasonic’s commitment but also resonated with gratitude from the academic sector of Cambodia. Mr. Soy Ty, Deputy Director of the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, and Mr. Chen Veun, Director of Scholarship and Grant Loan Program of Pannasastra University, expressed their appreciation for Panasonic’s educational support initiative. A former scholarship recipient also shared his excitement and extended his congratulations to the new scholars, who are poised to benefit from both the scholarship and the invaluable internship opportunities.

The Panasonic Scholarship Asia stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to education, supporting 928 students in their academic pursuits at local universities and vocational training schools. In FY2023 alone, the program anticipates awarding scholarships to 106 scholars across eight countries and regions, with ceremonies slated in nations including Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, and China.

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