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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:
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/
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
My dear friends,
It is time to meet old and new friends who have been working and studying hard but have little time to celebrate our accomplishments, make connection to new adventures and be engaged in social affairs. How can we say our mission is complete?
We would like to invite you to a second Youth Picnic to be organized on Sunday, June 15 at Suon Soben (Dream Guarden) in Kien Svay district (along the road toward Tiger Beer production factory). The main objective of the picnic is to bring together youth so that they stay connected to each others, make friends and discuss how they can be engaged in social affairs in order to help address social issues and develop the country. Below is a tentative program:
07:30 – 09:30 : Travel to Suon Soben (Dream Guarden)
09:30 – 12:00 : Group discussion about Goal, Mission, Objectives, Activities and Management Structure of the Outstanding Youth Group of Cambodia (OYG-Cam)
12:00 – 13:30 : Solidarity Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 : Fishing Competition and Analysis of Fish Attitudes
14:30 – 15:45 : Other entainment games, musics and social interaction activities
15:45 – 16:00 : Thesis and conclusion of the Picnic and Next Steps
16:00 : Adjourn and return home
We have so far raised 200,000.00 Riel ($50.00) to cover some expenses of the picnic. We request each participant to contribute 10,000 Riel ($2.5) to cover other expenses. Other contribution and funding from other sources are very welcomed. To make contribution please contact our Organizing Committee address below:
To confirm your participation in the Youth Picnic please contact Mr. Chea Thong or Miss. Chhay Chansopheaktra:
Mr. Chea Thong at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 092 456 288
Miss. Chhay Chansopheaktra at email@example.com or (855) 012 288 388
Mr. Preap Kol at firstname.lastname@example.org or (855) 012 877 833 or (855) 016 33 42 33
Please join me in welcoming new members to the OYG-Cam family. We have received the following names who have expressed interest and are qualified to be member of the OYGC. We welcome Mr. Tum Sophea; Mr. Sreng Sopheap, Mr. Ros Ratana, Miss. Ros Marie, Mr. Mey Samedy, Mr. Long Piseth, Miss. Khuon Chantevy, Miss. Gove Kimhong, Mr. Kong Sophea, Mr. Mao Chansovannrith, Miss. Hen Vanra, Mr. Chhuop Savort, Miss. Sien Kolen, Mr. Hang Kakadareasey, Mr. Chhuon Marady, and Mr. Tang Kimsruy.
There are more new members whose names have yet been given to me. We will put their names up later. We also have photos of some the new members but not all. So those who have not sent me their photo, please send me one through e-mail: email@example.com to be uploaded to our web-page so that our friends can see you.
To view photos of the OYG-Cam members, please click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26242706@N06/
Thank you very much.