Youth Resource Development Program (YRDP) hosted ten delegates from Development and Peace of Canada on January 26, 2017. The purpose of the delegates’ visit was to learn about YRDP’s work and about youth participation in social and political activities in Cambodia. The delegates spent the whole day at YRDP office meeting and talking with members of executive committees, key staff members who worked directly with youth and selected youth who involved with YRDP. Development and Peace has been one of the main donors of YRDP for a decade.
Sokha Cheang, YRDP Executive Director, briefed the delegates about youth situation in Cambodia and about what YRDP is doing to address the issues. He added that YRDP’s mission is to develop youth with critical thinking and to empower those youth to be active citizen.
“Political fear remains to be in the hearts of Cambodians. YRDP teaches those young people to break this culture of fear,” said Sokha “YRDP is engaging young people to exercise their political and social rights.”