OYG-CAM has successfully organized 3rd Youth Networking and Team Building Camp on October 25-26, 2008 in Sihanouk Ville which was participated by 130 youth from different background. To read full report of the event please click here:
- Promote friendship, mutual understanding and build capacity of OYG-CAM members and other youths through knowledge and experience sharing activities.
- Build team spirit and network between and among the youth.
- Set a role model for others.
- Engage and inspire youths in social and volunteer activities.
Who Can Participate?
- All youth who meet the following criteria and are approved by the Executive Committee of OYG-CAM can participate:
- Age between 16-35 years old.
- Be committed to share their knowledge and experience to and learn from others during the camp.
- Willing to share knowledge and experience to other friends after returning from the camp.
- Actively participate in all OYG-CAM activities.
- Be happy to share rooms/accommodation with others and join group/solidarity meals provided.
- Be willing to contribute 40.000 Riel or 10 US dollars (to cover the overall expense of the event)
To join this event, please fill in the Application Form which can be downloaded from our website: www.oygcambodia.org or picked up from Mr. Ly Pichey at Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) from Monday to Friday from 08.00am to 11.30am and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver directly to Mr. Ly Pichey at RUPP.
The deadline for submission of application is October 15, 2008 at 5.00 pm. Selected applicants will be informed for an orientation on October 19, 2008.
For further information about the Networking and Team Building Camp program please contact our Executive Committee via Tel: 012 397 899/ 012 629 294/ 012 486 983/ 012 288 388 or email: Mr. Ly Pichey: email@example.com; Miss.Tuot Sopheak: firstname.lastname@example.org; Miss. Kong Davy: email@example.com; and Miss. Chhay Chansopheaktra: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven members of the OYG-Cam, who are leaders of Cambodian students from various universities, have been selected to participate in summer course 2008 of the Study of the United States Institute. This is an intensive academic program whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills. The program starts from June 29- August 3, 2008. During the program, students were provided lectures, seminar discussions, reading books and group presentation. In total, there are 19 participants-7 Cambodians, 5 Burmese, and 7 Vietnamese.
There were indoor and out door activities within their visit. The programs offered them knowledge on US politics, Governmental System, lifestyle, especially chances to have face to face meeting and interaction with High Ranking persons from the US Government such as City Manager, City Council, Political Activists and Congressmen. Further more, they also get involved in volunteer activities like going to Boys and Girls Club, and Senior Citizens Centre.
During the stay, they were hosted by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where they had great opportunities to visit Spring Field, Capital City of Illinois, Chicago (the 3rd biggest city of the US), St Louis, and Missouri. More importantly, during the last few days before returning home, they spent times in Washington DC for reflection of their whole stay in the US and participated in cultural exchanges with other participating countries from different universities.
This program is such a wonderful course for them to understand about the US political system, their lifestyle, and those from other participating countries. Most of American people are very helpful and friendly, “we have ever forgotten such great memories and experiences” said Miss Chhay Chansopheaktra, one of the participant. “What we expected before going to the US was just a small thing, but what we found there was tremendously fantastic” she added. We hope this program is still available in the future so that qualified applicants are able to experience and learn new ideas from the US and other countries.
To see more photos please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26242706@N06/
During the second Youth Picnic that was held on June 15 at Dream Guarden, about more than 30 prominent members of the OYG-Cam met to discuss vision, mission, goal, objectives, activities and structure of the group. Please find the report below:
Vision: Cambodian society comprises of qualified and skillful youth who are courageous and actively participating in the development of their nation.
Mission: Working to Promote Youth Participation in Social Affairs
Goal: Raising profile and prepare the youth to be leaders of the future generation.
Objective: 1) Establish youth network and coalition among the elderly who support youth activities to help develop their society; 2) Build capacity of the youth through creating a Learning Club so that they can learn from each others and from other resource persons; 3) Provide information, assistance and counseling for the youth in seeking jobs and study opportunities.
To view more pictures of the OYG-Cam activities please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26242706@N06/
It is our pleasure to welcome another outstanding young women who is the Champion of the Youth Leadership Challenge program Miss. Sreang Lalune to the OYG-Cam family. Miss. Lalune has gone through so many challenging activities and competitions before assuming a victory and receiving an Award from the US ambassador to Cambodia, a special study trip to the United States.
We are also happy to know that Lalune will be joining the Youth Picnic on June 15. Congratulation to Lalune for being the first Women Champion of the Youth Leadership Challenge program. We are pround of you and wish you all the best of luck.
Sreang Lalune and USAID Mission Director Aron Soto
Sreang Lalune receives an Award from the US Ambassador to Cambodia
Sreang Lalune and Toch Norin, Champions of the Youth Leadership Challenge
Many of you are interested to participate in the Ship for South East Asia Youth Program (SSEAYP). We are pleased to welcome Miss. Tuot Sopheak, Youth Ambassador who represent Cambodia to the 34th SSEAYP to join the OYG-Cam activities and participate in the second Youth Picnic on June 15. She will be on hand to share with you the experience she earned from the SSEAYP and might be able to help you make your way to be selected to the SSEAYP in the future if you are interested.
Many thanks Sopheak and welcome to the OYG-Cam family. We are pleased to have you on board with us.
Miss. Tuot Sopheak with all participants of SEAYP in Janpan