Over 70 students were participated on Laugh of Children, organized by Cambodia Children and Young People Network on 14 June 2015 at Preak Roka primary school, Roka commune, Kandal Stung district, Kandal provinces, from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The purpose of activity: Create and empowere on Children’s Right to children at commune. Project funded by FRIDA through Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN), 70% of students from primary 30% of students from Roka Club and communities. 60% of students are young girls. Mr. Nov Vat, Roka Commune counselor, Ms. Chan Chariya, a primary teacher, and a librarian were invited into the event. The organizers tried to bring up question and answer, color painting competition and poem about children’s right in this event.
The organizers shared on children’s right to student and get feedback from them.
Mr. Nov Vat, Roka Commune counselor , a primary teacher, Ms. Chan Chariya and a librarian were invited to the event, on Laugh of Children, organized by Cambodia Children and Young People Network on 14 June 2015 at Preak Roka primary school, Roka commune, Kandal Stung district, Kandal provinces.
At the same time, Ms. Chan Chariya, is teaching at grad 2 at Preak Roka primary school was asked to give feedback on the event, she said that this is a good opportunity that young organizers’s team organized this event and also shared a history of Children’s right day to students; they are brave in sharing and facilitation.
Mr. Nov Vat Commune counselor at Prek Ro Ka commune, he realized on genocide on children at Germany, Nazi region, children should be ended all form of discrimination and violence against children, this event is good because it can bring children understand and because of children is our future generation.
Young girl’s name is Chanthon Srey Norng, 14 years old, she is studying at grad 7 at Prek Roka secondary. In the color painting competition she won award on top score. She said that this is her first time to participate in this event and this is great event because she can understand on main children’s right such as Protection, Participation and Development, Survival right and in the future, she wants to be a teacher at primary Prekra so she will try to study.
Young boy’s name is Mern vuthy, 13 years old, he is studying at grad 6, at Preak Roka primary school. In the color painting competition he won award on second top score. This is the second time of his participation in the same event, he understood on children’s right, special on history 1 June 1950 the genocide at Germany and 2nd World War. Good children will not provoke violence and nondiscrimination with other children, all human was born in the same right, In the future he want to be a English teacher at his village, he realized that become a English teacher, he must try to study English and he committed to change his attitude after attended this event he want to help other people through transfer knowledge to other people.
Young boy’s name is Thorn Thearith, 13 years old, he is studying at grad 6 and at Preak Roka Primary school, he enjoyed and understood on paint and drawing pictures, he also said through organizer tried to share information on annual celebration on 1st June is reminding on Children’s Right Day, and he commit to change attitude after participated in this event, moreover he will educate other people on human are equal right, in future he wants to be a architecture.
Young boy’s name is Sinith Sina, 12 years old, he is studying at grad 5, after participated he can protection and himself, also other friend and Cambodia’s country, this is 3 time of his participation in the same event, but he gain new knowledge on Khmer rouge region, children were genocide and forced to work in young age, and furthermore they cannot access to education. His father name Sorn Sinith, Chheng Srey Srey Pich, they are farmers, in the future he want to be a doctor.
Young girl’s name is Keo Vanndoern, 13 years old, she is studying at grad 6, at Preak Roka primary school, this is the first time for her in participation, she also wish the group has other event and she would love to participate. Moreover she learnt more on children’s right, so she can protect her friends and she dares explanation to people on children right, in the future she want to be a primary teacher at her commune because she wants to empower next generation.
Reflection with organizing:
Cambodia children and young people network is working on children right, has 16 clubs at Kandal Stung commune and they work as network. There are 5 teams were divided such as Document and Information, Fund Rising, Membership, Development and Program. Main activity focuses on youth capacity building, creating new opportunity for new members and learns each other, their group was registration at Ministry of interior; they also have board adviser.
Cambodia children and young people network was reflection with SamAth Ouk and Monyvann Nhean, the member of YWLN. on 14 June 2015.
This is their commitment in working for their commune, so they spent their own money and gasoline for gathering and discussion on activities, but some time they are difficult to meet each other because of time constrain and the schedule is conflict, however they still solve the problem through their commitment.
SamAth asked them on how to link women right and feminist to the event? And how they contribute it? They said this is new for them for linking women’s right because in normal practical, they always teach child right, but no matter how the program they divided 2 groups focused on women right relate decision and working and we try to link them together. Furthermore program has a project called daughter project relate with advocacy and dissemination on women and child right.
Students and children were allowed to color painting competition on laugh of children on 14 June 2015 at Preak Roka primary, Roka commune, Kandal Stung district, Kandal province.
Through discussion after finished the event between YWLN’s members and Cambodia children and young people network said that small grand is good, it didn’t complicate to apply and furthermore it created opportunity for them in accessing and implement it directly. The grant also was empowerment and brought them understood on event organizing and working as team, in additional they gained and raised more ideas from many people about these activities with merge initiative ideas into practical.
Since submit application and until end the project: it is hard but it is keep as learning and they also divide role and responsible to organize the event to reach successful, so they realized will improve and creative new initiative idea.
On organize this event, they also tried to fund raising from enterprise, and pagoda, in the result, they supported 10 boxes of Vital fresh water, 160,000 riel supported from Pagoda (Kandal Strung commune), Ly Ly biscuit-local business enterprise and individual donor.
Challenge in the event:
In planning they invited only 30 students but kids participated were more than expectation, and they had refreshment limitation, moreover facilitate many kids is difficult but 90% of them can understand and replied the question related with children’s right.
Why choose child right to implement in the event? : They want to review on child right, because their main activity is working on child right and they want to work on children.