Distinguished Minister of Education joins CFC leadership team
We are extremely pleased and honored to announce that Mr. Mim Loam, former Director of Primary Education for the Ministry of Education for Siem Reap Province (at right)
, has chosen to joined our CFC leadership team upon his retirement from civil service. He has agreed to assume the role of Secondary Education Manager
reporting directly to Country Director Ung Savy. In this capacity, Mr. Loam will be responsible for improving and continuing the development of CFC’s Secondary Education Department, the Community Outreach efforts, and the Weaker Students program.
From his first introduction to CFC, Mim Loam remained impressed with CFC schools which he observed as operating at consistently higher levels than other schools. He joined a CFC teacher training trip to Singapore in 2009 to learn more and soon became a strong CFC advocate praising the quality of the buildings, the clean environment and the hard working teachers. Moreover, he appreciates our efforts to follow the Ministry of Education's plans and guidelines with commitment and efficent execution, and because CFC works within the MoE framework, state schools can better see their potential in CFC's model.
"CFC follows through; they do what they say they will. They are constantly working on solutions to challenges. There is always forward motion and at a sustainable pace."
His background underscores his long-standing commitment to education and a distinguished career as a teacher and government official. Mim Loam completed his high school education before the outbreak of war, and after the war ended, he enrolled in a training course to become a primary school teacher. He began teaching in Siem Reap in 1980 and rose quickly through various grade levels in primary and junior high school positions. In 1987, he was promoted as third Vice Director in charge of overseeing the Svay Leu district’s education, health, cultural information, and social work programs. He remained in that position until 1993 when he joined the Ministry of Education as staff in their Primary and Kindergarten Sector. He has been employed in this department in various capacities ever since, ultimately earning a promotion to the rank of Director of Primary Education for the Ministry of Education for Siem Reap Province from which he recently retired in 2014.
His decision to join our team represents a strong affirmation that CFC’s actions are responding to the needs of Cambodian education and that with CFC as a leading model school, the quality of education in Cambodia can be raised.
"CFC takes education very seriously. CFC's mission is to improve the quality of the person. There is a real focus on human resources - improving teachers and students. CFC students graduate with dignity, potential and knowledge."
~ Mim Loam