Comment from the Ambassador
I have always been impressed by the team and track-record of PN since it was taken over by a new team, led until recently by Benoit Genuini (who recently stepped down as Chairman). Even before knowing the results of the project (graduation in 2020), I believe that we can rely on the Key Project Indicators such as:
• Activity indicators: number of selected students, number of students attending the course, % of girls, etc.)
• Number of graduates and average salary
The project and soul of PN align with The Comgest Foundation’s first goal: to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of populations, notably by promoting education and economic empowerment of vulnerable people.
This project finances two years of school for 10 students in Cambodia.
Passerelles Numériques (PN) enables very vulnerable teenagers to access education and technical/professional training in the digital sector, based on their natural abilities and commitment.
PN aims to build the employability of these teenagers, which will allow them and their families to get out of poverty in a sustainable manner, and more broadly to help the socio-economic development of Cambodia.
Impact / Main indicators
An impact assessment is not yet possible. Objectives:
• Exam pass rate from 1st to 2nd year = 95%
• Final exam success rate in 2nd year = 95%
• Graduation rate and employment rate = 90%
• Promotion of both boys and girls
• Maintenance/increase of average salary (postgraduation): In 2016: 149 USD/month, 3 months after graduation; and 300 USD/month after 3 years (approx. five times the national salary average)
• Economic support to their community
• Mentoring of other students
Passerelles Numériques Cambodge