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On the evening of August 17, 2008, CASA celebrated a welcome party for new Cambodian students who will start their new academic life in AIT for this August 2008 semester.
New CASA's members
14 new students with different field of study will become our new CASA's members for this semester.
New president and committee
The purpose of this party was to provide a warm greeting and welcome and develop a warm relationship between seniors and juniors. In this occassion we had also prepared an election for new president, vice president, and committees for our association as we had done previously.
New elected CASA's president (left), and former president (right)
Miss Chouly (center) with Minister of Education, U.S embassidor, and other Fulbright grantees (photo by Thapnakvatey)
One of Cambodian alumni who had graduated her Master degree in Natural Resource Management field of study in 2006 from AIT, Miss Ou Chouly, has been granted Fulbright scholarship to pursue her PhD program in the United States for academic year 2008-2009.
With other 9 Fulbright grantees, she had attended the pre-departure oreintation at the U.S embassy in Phnom Penh which was already conducted on June 12, 2008. The departure period will be in the up-comming July.
This is a very proudful achievement of our alumnus also as of a Cambodian student who will become a vital and invaluable asset for developing our country.
Finally, we, as CASA's current students, would like to express heartiest congratulations for her both current and future success.
Thursday, May 22, 2008 is the 109th AIT graduation ceremony. It is a great day for graduated students in AIT especially for our graduated Cambodian students. 12 Cambodian students graduate this time and from difference school and field of study. There are two sections in the ceremony, start from 9:30 for SERD and SOM School and in the afternoon start from 2pm for SET.
Around 11am, there are many graduated students come out from AIT Conference Center and a number of Cambodian students that are not graduated yet waiting their seniors out side to give a bunch of flower and to say congratulation. A bunch of flower is to represent our mind, relationship and family from Cambodia Association Student in AIT to our graduated students.
We are so happy and we take many photos together with difference style and the beautiful view in AIT.
Hope everyone won’t forget today event on which some students have graduated and some are not yet but we hope, we are still in the same AIT’s family and still keep in touch even we are stay far from each other.
Finally, congratulation to our graduated students; wish them successful in their life and bring their knowledge to develop our beloved Cambodia country.
Two CASA's members Ms. Davin, and Mr. Boreth whose theses works are excellent have been norminated by their respective fields of study to participate in the master thesis competition prepared by AIT on May 14, 2008.
All CASA's members have gathered and celebrated a welcome ceremony for new year angel "Tevada Chnam Thmey" name Thoungsak Tevi at 6:20 pm of April 13, 2008 at SV60 by preparing some fruits and drinks for the New Year inauguration and to welcome the new angel. It is the first day of Khmer new year (the year of Rat) and the beginning of a three-day celebration (from 13th to 15th April).
In this occassion we have brought some of our popular and traditional games to play such as Bos Angkunh (throwing brown seeds)..and traditional dancing. The surrounding village neighbour have also joint us with the games since their new year is also on the same date. We also have much fun by spreading out water to each other.
After the play and welcome reception We all have dinner together and enjoy this great and happy time.
May this new year angel bless all of us as CASA's members, all cambodian people, and our beloved country the happiness and prosperity..
This year, like other previous years, AIT's student union has prepared a Cultural Show under "Our Culture, Our Indentity" theme which provides opportunity for all AIT students from diverse countries and cultures to join and perform various performances showing the uniquity of their cultures.
In this event, our Cambodian Student Association has also been taking part in the performance. We have chosen a drama as our performance which describes about our traditional engagement ceremony. This performance has been actively partipated by all Cambodian students in AIT and from some others universities such as Chulalongkorn, and King Mungkut university.
The representative of Cambodian embassy to Thailand has also been invited to join this event. And we would like to express our sincere thanks for his presence.
We are very happy to have shown our cuture to the audiences and very proud that our performance has been well done nicely. This is because of all of us as Cambodian students abroad can help each other to make this happen.
Even though this year performance cannot compete with others, but the value of this lies behind the uniqueness of our culture itself and the strong effort and unity of each members and all cambodian students who have the will to bring our country's culture to the international stage. Thanks to all of you...
A short meeting between CASA's members and Representative from RM Asia Group had been hold on March 10, 2008. RM Asia Group (http://www.rmasia.net/) has invested its various businesses in Cambodia such as Ford automobile company, Pizza Company, ... and is currently looking for Cambodian human resources from AIT to work for those companies. This is a good opportunity for our Cambodian students who will graduate soon or have graduated already to get some good working positions there.
Another working paper contributed by one of our CASA's members has been published on February 26, 2008 on the website of Ryukoku University in Japan. The working paper (LORC working paper 3) under the title "Women, Political Parties and Decentralized Governments: Case Studies of Women Leaders in India and Cambodia" authored by Kyoko Kusakabe from Asian Institute of Technology, Smita Mishra-Panda from Human Development Foundation (India) and Ouk Chansopheap from Asian Institute of Technology.