Picture Evaluation

( For Fun)
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taken in front of a shop at Quebec city, Canada, June 16, 2007

Community Work

Visak Bochea Day– Camping to Chrey Hophnov Mountain

The first camping event was organized to Chrey Hopnov Mountain, Kompong Speu province on Feb 03-04, 2006, Visak Bochea Day. At first, I was worried about gender balance as the trip would stay overnight. Based on Khmer culture, girls are restricted to stay outside overnight. But, I resisted and was ready to accept whatever amount of female attendant. Surprisingly, 37{ada422a91571c9f32663835004e322394559eff300a971d9698e6f9db6bdae5e} female attended (13 female out of 35). It was not bad.

We left Phnom Penh at 3pm and arrived the location before 5pm when we could see the sunset from the top of the mountain.

After enjoying the view, we cleaned the resting area to have dinner and start our program: Gender films and discussion. The movies, donated by Women’s Media Center, aimed to educate on gender discrimination and child rapping. We also raised some topics, such ?Arranged married and Freed Married? to challenge and compare which one is better to apply in our society today. After discussion, we played a Welcome game which show how to welcome each other in different culture (Khmer, Japanese, Chinese, European country, etc.).

Though everyone had spent a lot time in travel and debate, we seemed not tired at all. Everyone still awaked till the morning as the group was dancing altogether.

In the morning, we packed our stuff and was ready to go to the Chrey Hophnov primary school.

The beauty of palm tree under the sunshine was very amazing to me!!!

Human Rights and Peace Campaign

Holocust Museum Visit

Holocust museum Visit

museum itself was good. It does play role in (human rights) education. From perspective of Cambodia, where experienced genocide regime during 1970s, I could feel how people suffered from this Holocust. I could hardly believe that the same systematic genocides, which once took placed in Europe was happened again and again in other countries including my country, Cambodia which the same ignorant from international community. It proved already that there was no enough mechanism to prevent this event.

Therefore, it is good that the museum have been established in order to raise awareness on how human dignity and rights respects are needed. However, i feel under expectation since the museum itself seems like a documentation; I had expected that there would be constructions or designs which reflect the past event i feel the museum should conclude with all the genocide events , so that people would understand how one genocide is interacted or took the same model to another one in different countries, but the same root cause: Different political and cultural ideology created discrimination, racism, hatred, and genocide at the end.
Well, here is the picture taken at the museum:

“It is good to learn history,
but it is bad to let history repeat its self”

Unforgettable Memory

These candles represent the number of people
get killed during the holocust (one candle is 1 million persons)

IHRTP participants with one of the survivor of Holocust
(The lady in the middle named Litsley Irvy)

Daniel Roy, Equitas’s Education Specialist, surveyed the feeling and understanding of IHRTP2007 participants on the Holocust museum.

All in all, It was good to Learn To feel and To Remember!!!
But Do Not Let the HISTORY repeated.

Comment from Pia:

Hi Sopheap – great blog!

I agree the museum is a great HR education tool both for adults and children, in that it is a good venue to explain the context, history, and experiences of a people whose rights were violated with interactive tools like dioramas, film, artefacts, photos, even games in some museums, etc?

see you (in our little apartment)!!!

Comment by Pia B ? June 21, 2007