A better outreach for Total Cambodge and Sipar’s mobile library promoting Road Safety: 
New raising awareness activities along the main roads and in public places!  


To celebrate the start of this new activity within the framework of the ‘’’Road Safety’’ mobile library project,
Sipar NGO and TOTAL Cambodge are holding a press conference with a demonstration of this new activity,
On Monday, 20th October 2014, from 9 am to 10.15 am,
at TOTAL Khsom Depot: National road # 1, Khsom Village, Kien Svay district, Kandal province.

In the presence of: 
Mr. Yves Joussaud, Managing Director of TOTAL Cambodge
Mr. Sothik Hok, Director of Sipar
Representative of the MoEYs
The representatives of PoEYs of Phnom Penh and Kandal provinces
The villagers of Khsom village as beneficiaries of the project

TOTAL Cambodge and Sipar Ngo recently started a 3-years partnership with two main objectives: the fight against illiteracy and the promotion of Road Safety in the villages and in the secondary schools of Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kompong Speu and Takeo provinces. A mobile library named “Safety”, illustrated on and promoting Road Safety is operating on a daily basis. After 3 months intervention, a new activity is now launched to reach more villagers and drivers: a promotional stand along the main roads of Kandal province for the first year.

Road Safety is a major issue in Cambodia. Road traffic crashes are still one of the first causes of death in Cambodia with most of the victims aged 15-29 years old – most of the time motorbike riders (National Road Safety Committee).
In the framework of the project, this issue is disseminated through interventions of a mobile library, beautifully decorated, that is operating in villages (through its daily mobile library reading sessions) as well as in secondary schools. About 1011 villagers of all ages have already benefited from these sessions as well as 700 students. It is expected that 60 schools in Phnom Penh would have been visited over a period of one year. One facilitator, also mobile librarian, is leading these activities together with the help of volunteers.

The project is now targeting key places along the roads as well as public places in Kandal province for a better outreach – inviting every villagers, drivers and passers-by to stop by and participate. Equipped with a promotional stand along with a LCD screen, speakers and microphone, a range of activities are organized to raise awareness on this topic: screening of short movies on good and bad behaviours (helmet wearing, traffic law, drunk driving etc), dissemination of meaningful messages through audio recordings, stories (case studies) and concrete facts and figures, organization of a quiz game with rewards and distribution of documentations on the topic. This specific activity is now conducted once to twice a week.

It is estimated that about 7000 beneficiaries will be reached throughout these activities (secondary schools, villages, public places…) in the first year.
The area of intervention will then be extended to other provinces during the next two years. A photo novel will also be designed and disseminated focusing on good and bad behaviours through a format adapted to youth.
Thanks to TOTAL Cambodge, Sipar NGO is now going further in its aim to contribute to the social and economic development of the Cambodian people. In collaboration with the local authorities, 9 mobile libraries/minivansarenow active in more than 100 sites in disadvantaged suburbs of Phnom Penh, its surrounding provinces and Siem Reap province; some of them operating in the same villages for over 5 years.

Benefiting from a really close contact with the local population of these villages, Sipar can now develop its activities with thematic sessions organized together with partners. This mobile library is the first one dedicated on a specific topic.

More about Sipar NGO: Sipar is a French born NGO with a team of 40 professional Cambodian people in Phnom Penh. In the last 2 decades, it has worked on the same objective: the fight for the access to a quality education through the promotion of reading and books in the Khmer language in all 24 provinces. Its funding is split between private donors such as TOTAL Cambodge, various foundations and development partners, such as the EU.

About TOTAL Cambodge: TOTAL is the 5th largest publicly traded integrated Oil and Gas Company in the world and is composed of more than 97000 employees worldwide. TOTAL Cambodge has been officially operating in Cambodia since 1993, although the company has had a presence here for over 70 years. Throughout the country, TOTAL Cambodge has been involved in marketing various petroleum products and services to its customers in both the private and public sectors. Currently, TOTAL has many products and services, along with 47 service stations for Road Fuels (Gasoline and diesel) and 18 convenience stores (Bonjour Shops), Industrial fuels, aviation fuels and lubricants. In addition, the TOTAL Club Card is the most advanced way to make and manage your fuel purchases more easily. Along with the above, we also provide other essential services such as used oil analysis, fuel, tank installations and bulk deliveries to many of our Commercial customers.

For more information, please contact:                                                       


TOTAL Cambodge
Mrs. Sovattey Sorn, Communication Manager   
Phone number: 017 555 637

Ms. NOUN Molyna, Communication Officer
Phone number: 089 537 056




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