SIPAR has published The Little Prince in Khmer, with the assistance of the Department of French Studies at Phnom Penh University.
Through SIPAR, Béatrice Montariol is working to promote reading in Cambodia, where illiteracy rates are high. « We thought it an excellent book to promote reading across the country, » she emphasised.
Since 1991, SIPAR has set up 70 libraries and three mobile libraries operating around the outskirts of Phnom Penh, and organised training for librarians. In 2000, SIPAR launched a programme of publishing books in Khmer with the aim of providing low-cost, high-quality educational books.
SIPAR: Soutien à l’Initiative Privée pour l’Aide à la Reconstruction des Pays du Sud-Est Asiatique (support for private initiative to aid in the reconstruction of South East Asian countries).
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