Cambodian Youth – Be A Change
In Cambodia population, adolescent accounts for nearly half of the total population. With fragile population pattern (majority of productive population was killed during the Khmer Rouge regime – from 1975 to 1979), Cambodia is relying on new generation of its population to play a role in society and develop the country.
Today, while young people are being educated whether in-school or out-of-school, they have been giving a lot of opportunities to involve in the social activities before they become senior and engage fully in a particular activity which contribute to develop the country.
For instance, in Cambodia, such a program called Youth Development Program, a program of Cambodia Red Cross, has enable young people to get involved in social activities and community service work as a volunteer. With the program, youth people can involve in wide range of services such as HIV and AIDS awareness campaign, Land Mine Awareness, Primary Health Care, and others social service. For example, by involving in HIV and AIDS awareness campaign, they can become peer educator so that they can teach their peer about HIV and AIDS issues. Besides providing services, they can also learn some new knowledge that the school doesn’t cover. Most importantly, by involving in such activities, they will be away from some serious misbehaviors such as drug abuse.
How about you? As a Cambodian youth and citizen, what have you done for this country? What will you do to help this country? Let’s be a change! Don’t ask what this country can do for you, ask what you can do for this country.
Picture from Cambodia Red Cross