Cambodian American for Human Rights and Democracy
STUDENTS’ MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY
Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD) is please to inform that Students’ Movement for Democracy (SMD) in Cambodia has a project called “Promote and Protect Democracy-Human Rights” (PPDH) to disseminate of Civil and Political Rights, Democracy and Political Rights, Democracy and Human Rights in Cambodia. The project costs $5,000.00 and will be conducted at High Schools, Second Schools and Universities in Phnom-Penh for one year.
The group was founded in 1998, following days of massive demonstrations staged by students, youths, monks and concerned citizens in Phnom-Penh against what they said were flawed national election results. They have conducted many activities such as advocacy, peaceful demonstration, training courses, issue statements- democracy, political rights and human rights education to the youth and students . They have made contributions in the initiative of youth participation in boosting up democracy, and have also gotten the youth involved in political rights respect. The project goal is to strengthen the respect for Democracy and Human Rights and political rights of the young Cambodian youth. Its objectives are:
. The youth will precisely understand what democracy and human rights is.
. Young Cambodian youths will actively join to strengthen democracy and respect human rights in Cambodia.
. The youth will precisely understand their role in democratic society.
Dear compatriots, CAHRAD would like to make an appeal to you to support such a noble project that will be conducted by a group of dedicated students and youths in Cambodia, who put their effort and spirit to serve and better the community, society and the country- Cambodia. Human rights and Democracy go hand in hand. They are the foundation of Freedom and Justice. Freedom is the most valuable thing in life.
Be a part of building Freedom and Justice in Cambodia by donating to Students’ Movement for Democracy (SMD) in Cambodia by sending your donation to:
Cambodian Americans for Human Rights and Democracy (CAHRAD)
8516 Thames Street, Springfield, VA 22151
For further information, please contact:
. Mr. Hean Yuth 703-201-6248 Mr. Tung Yap 703-675-3997
. Mrs. Rany Lushinski 703-723-4273 Mr. Yan Yuth 703-967-9919
. Mr. Vibol Tan 703-881-8035. Mr. Mong Heng 703-256-3295
. Mrs. Sophorn Tet 703-728-1828 Dr. Borasmy Ung 561-386-0634
The 13th Training course
Successfully finishing the four weeks of the course on Democracy and a full day workshop on Art of Fundraising, Students’ Movement for Democracy SMD on July 08, 2007 opened its 13th Training course presided over by Mr. Mom Sonongdo, president of Radio FM 105. 20 students (15 women) from universities in Phnom Penh are selected
A student asks Mr. Mom Sonondo question Mr. Mom Sonondo answers participant’s question
This new course was broadcasted on Radio FM 105 on the same day. On the purpose of promoting democracy and human rights respect in Cambodia, SMD always invites the important figures from NGOs and lawmakers to present young Cambodian youth the process of implementing democracy and human rights respect in Cambodia. More importantly, we would like to encourage youth to actively participate in social work or social activities.
SMD activists’ participation in collecting petition
On July 9, 2007, Mr. Sorn Sarath, Secretary General of SMD led five SMD networks to participate in collecting petition to protest back- coming of Monk Tann Kongly.
Mr. Sorn Sarath is examining document SMS networks is collecting petition
A hundred of people who live in Boh Angkang village, Prek Eng commune, Kean Svay district, Kandal Province are led by Ms. Phon Sopheap to came in frond of Wat Khemarak Ram, called Wat Thmey (located above address) to conduct demonstration against monk Tann Kongly , who has planned to come back to be as pagoda officer after ousted last year.
Ms. Phon Sopheap is lobbying people. People come to have their sump printing
Monk Tann Kongly has been accused of intentional homicide, using illegal weapon and other wrong doing, but recently he is permitted to come back to stay in this pagoda by Oknha Ing Bunhov (this pagoda is built by Ing Bunhov) and monk officer, Tep Vong, people said.
They added that the weapon AK Nº1921610 with 67 bullets is provided by Oknha
Ing Bunhov’s gard name Yak.
Finishing a full day workshop on Art of Asking – Fundraising, Students’ Movement for Democracy (SMD) on June 18, 2007 led 10 students to research the living condition of the former Sambokchap villagers, who have been evacuated from their home by Phnom Penh Authority.
On July 2, 2007, SMD led thirty students to do fundraising in markets and along the roads in Phnom Penh in order to collect money to help people who have been evacuated. The activity was lasted for two hours which was divided into three groups. While collecting, students were banned by authority; however, we are still continuing our job. Finally, we finished the job successfully with amount of
After successfully finishing collecting for two hours, all participants have planned to do again for the next time because they think that what they have received is just only the small amount and not enough. Students’ Movement for Democracy on the same day, decided to do fundraising every two months after finishing four-weed training course on Democracy.
Finding money to support one association or organization, president or director of organization always submits a proposal to donors. On the other hand, the art of asking – fundraising is also one of the most popular ways.
Students’ Movement for Democracy (SMD), one of the independent youth associations in Cambodia, has recently trained students on the art of fundraising after participation of Mr. Ken Sara, Vice president of SMD in workshop on Art of asking- fundraising prepared by Young Liberal and Democrats of Asia (YLDA) in Sreylanka.
On June 10, 2007, Mr. Hing Soksan, SMD program officer, presented students the strategy to do fundraising. More than 38 students from various universities in Phnom Penh were taught after their four weeks of training course on Democracy and Advocacy.
The aim of doing fundraising is to improve their knowledge and involve young Cambodian youth into social works or activities while they are in studying; especially they can contribute to develop country through helping people in their community
Students’ Movement for Democracy always holds training course on various topics to young Cambodian youth every month, especially to university students such as Arts of fundraising, Coordinator skill, leaderships and report writing after four weeks of the course on Democracy.
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SMD United soccer team became one of 29 teams of NGOs, private companies and other state institutions in a new event called Keila Moha Chun “Adult People’s Sport” organized by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport under the theme Sport for All.
This is a special chance for Student’s Movement for Democracy to assign her soccer team in Khmer national football so that it gets popularity and to make the public clearly known what Student’s Movement for Democracy has been doing in society. Please click: http://smdsport.wordpress.com/