BACKGROUND : Since 2006, the number of Cambodian students in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has increased significantly both for those on scholarship (Australian Development Scholarship, IPRS scholarship and Australian Leadership Awards) and private financing. To enhance a strong sense of community among these students and between them and Cambodian community in ACT, the Cambodian Student Association in Canberra (CSAC) was officially established in 2008. The main purpose of this association is to provide a platform for Cambodian students to network, share , and help each other in order to enjoy a successful and happy life in Canberra.
VISION : CSAC envisions a united, helpful, productive and friendly Cambodian student’s community where its members enjoy a successful and happy life in Canberra.
MISSION : CSAC’s mission is to provide mutual assistance to its members and promote academic, social and cultural engagement as well as to strengthen friendship, cooperation and networking among its members and other communities.
- To assist new members and its members in their personal, academic, and other problems;
- To build networks and strengthen relationship among all Cambodian students in Canberra;
- To develop and organize useful educational, social, cultural and recreational activities which is in the best interest of its members and which may lead to mutual understanding, respect, trust, tolerance, and spirit of team work among its members; and
- To cooperate with other associations and communities inside and outside Australia, on cultural, educational, social and developmental purposes, for the benefit of the Association, its members, and future Cambodian students in Australia.