U.S Ambassador joins official “Empowering Youth through Sports” Opening Ceremony in Sihanoukville, Cambodia!

ASA recently welcomed the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy, to join the official opening ceremony and program showcase of the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh supported “Empowering Youth through Sports” program that was hosted at the Life International School (LIS) in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

The Sports-based Health, Hygiene, Life Skills, Gender Equality & Rules-based Approach education Training of Trainer (ToT) Master Training program has empowered 20 male and female high school teachers from NGO schools across Sihanoukville, Cambodia to deliver Health, Hygiene, Life Skills, Gender Equality & Rules-based Approach education through specialized sports development activities to their respective male and female high school students on a long-term sustainable basis. The Youth Step Down Training (YSDT) activities in high schools, which have reached out to over 1,600 male and female students, are being closely monitored and evaluated by ASA on a weekly basis.

The opening ceremony featured an “Edu-Sports” programming showcase of workstations for 100 students (50 boys and 50 girls) with the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, W. Patrick Murphy joining the activities with the students before and after conducting a speech to over 1,000 student spectators!

Many thanks to the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh together with LIS and the NGO schools for all their help and support for a fantastic event!