Youth accounts for more than 60% of the total Cambodian population. Today young people are shaping the future of the country through their various engagements in the society.
The recently established Outstanding Youth Group of Cambodia (OYG-CAM) is an example to prove that. It comprises of dynamic young people who wish to promote friendship and solidarity among all walks of life so that we all can work together for a better society. The following are some of OYG-CAM’s members:
Pichey is a junior student at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, majoring in Philosophy. Pichey was recently awarded a title as Collegiate Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation. He was selected to study in the United States for a five-week program called “Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders”. In 2006 and 2007, he was selected out of many applicants for a leadership training program in Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea. Pichey was born in a poor family in Phnom Penh and has been in pursuit of his dream for better leadership in the society. View his full biography.
Lalune is the champion of the Youth Leadership Season 3; a program designed to promote civic education among youth, and was awarded a two-week trip to the U.S. where she met with government, political leaders and congressmen. Grown up in Kampong Cham, Lalune is now pursuing two bachelor degrees at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the National University of Management. Lalune wants to be the best lady that people will honor and highly regard her. View her full biography.
A student at the Royal University of Law and Economics, Sopheaktra, 20, is engaging in various activities in the country and as well as abroad. She is a part-time Program Assistant for the Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC) and she was assigned by YCC to participate in the “Asian Gale Partner Network Meeting” in Stockholm, as well as a conference on “Climate Change Youth Perspective on Security, Peace, and Democracy” in Orebro, Sweden. She was selected to study in the United States for about five weeks in a program called “Study of the United States Institutes for Student Leaders”. She used to be one of the two finalists of Youth Leadership Challenge in Season 2. Sopheaktra loves to get involved in social activities. She wants to be a diplomat who works mainly with people around the world to mobilize them to join development and peace building activities. View her full biography.