GENOCIDE EDUCATION IS GENOCIDE PREVENTION.

GENOCIDE EDUCATION IS GENOCIDE PREVENTION. March 17, 2017. Wat Koh High School Classroom Forum in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. Presentation of Khmer Rouge history.

 

It was mostly women and children who survived the Khmer Rouge years. Communities throughout the country have relied on women to build constructive possibilities for the future.

 

On March 10, 2017, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) and with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), conducted its nineteenth classroom forum on “The Importance of Studying Khmer Rouge History (1975-1979)” at Hun Sen Prek Kampeus High School, about 20 kilometers from the capital of Phnom Penh. The purpose of the forum was to educate high school students about the history of Democratic Kampuchea (also known as the Khmer Rouge), as well as to provide a forum for thought, discussion, and critical debate in order to consider how the country’s present-day problems and future reflect upon its past. The forum incorporated three activities, including a presentation on Khmer Rouge history and the importance of studying this history by Mr. Pheng Pong-Rasy; a presentation on interview techniques by Mr. Long Dany; and a presentation and tour of the exhibition entitled “The Forced Transfer: the Second Evacuation of People during the Khmer Rouge Regime” by Ms. Sirik Savina. The classroom forum was conducted from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with about forty-five Grade-12 students (37 female).

 

The report can be read at the link below:

http://d.dccam.org/Projects/Genocide/pdf/Prek_Kampeus_High_School_March_10_2017.pdf

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