CAMBODIAN-THAI EXCHANGE PROGRAM (CTEP) 2011

Initiative of Change Association Cambodia in collaboration with Thai Volunteer Service, Thailand

[This APPLICATION IS FOR THAI PARTICIPANTS ONLY]

7-13 November 2011
Picnic Resort, Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia

A. Background:

Long time of historical conflict and stories passed from generation to generation created hatred, prejudice and unhealthy relationship among people of the two neighboring countries, Cambodia and Thailand. Current clashes at the border have made things even worse and this needs immediate proper actions to be taken.

Initiatives of Change Association (ICA) and Thai Volunteer Service (TVS) have a similar vision to see the future of our two countries related to peace. Both organizations, with the financial supports from American Friend Service Committee, had the first meeting from 22nd – 23rd August, 2010, in Bangkok to discuss the joint programs they could do together to maintain peace building and friendship among the two countries’ youth, which is a cross-border dialogue, namely Cambodian Thai Exchange Program (CTEP). They finally developed a shared vision, mission and priority activities. They met for the second time from 11th – 12th March, 2011 in Bangkok to finalize the programs and the Joint Youth Camp will be the first activity for the CTEP.

B. Theme: “Let’s Learn to Live Together”

C. Objectives:

The camp aims to build deeper relationship among Cambodian and Thai youth through living and learning together in order to reduce discrimination and prejudices.

I. Date and Venue

Date: 07-13 November 2011

Venue: Picnic Resort, Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia

II. Participant

The Camp will be participated by Cambodian and Thai youth who meet the following criteria:

- Aged between 18-35 years old
– Able to communicate in English
– Peace oriented (90% of them interested in and 10% of mixed)
– Sense of ownership by contribution 10 US$. Scholarship of those who are necessary needed
– Committed to participate for a whole period of the camp
– Be open-minded to learn from new friends

III. Travel & Accommodation

All ground transports and meals will be provided as indicated in the program.

ICA will provide accommodation (based on sharing) from 07 to 13 November 2011. All participants are responsible for their personal expenses, such as mini-bar charges, room service, telephone calls, laundry service, use of business center facilities, and the Internet.

IV. Language

The program will be conducted in English.

V. Registration

The participants should complete the registration form and send it to Thai Volunteer Service by 30 September 2011. Download CTEP application form. The completed registration form can be submitted in PDF format to ctep.thailand@gmail.com. We will select 40 participants (20 participants from each country) to participate in this program.

VI. Organizers and Contact Persons

For detail information, please visit our websites at: http://www.cymthaivolunteer.wordpress.com and http://www.icacambodia.org

1- Ms. Jaruwan Supolrai (Netting)
Phone: 0810722714
Email: netting2005@gmail.com

2- Ms. Saksinee Emasiri (Ying)
Phone: 0852121980
Email: yingbangkok@gmail.com

Successful applicants will be announced on the 3rd October 2011 thorough http://www.cymthaivolunteer.wordpress.com

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