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Khmer Youth Education Buddhist Center (YEBC)
Wat Batumvadey, N°34, Sangkat Chatomukh, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855-12-31 29 08, 11-225 547, 12-329 694, 12-913 724 , 92-922 832, 1-808-944 73 69
E-mail: kyso2005@yahoo.com /sophan@cambodianyouth.org, www.cambodianyouth.org

Dhammacarika Youth Camp Project
To facilitate for Cambodian youths to explore their inner potentiality in ethic awareness
and social participation

If you are planning for a day, plant rice
If you are planning for 20 years, plan trees
If you are planning for future generations, plant leaders.


Organizer: Youth Education Buddhist Center (YEBC)
Location: Damdek High School, Srok Sottrnikum, Siem Reap Province,Cambodia.


1.Name of Project: Dhammacarika Youth Camp Project or Youth Leadership Education

2.Vision and Mission Statement:

Most Cambodian people recognize themselves as Buddhists in which this faith has embraced
their spirit, way of living, culture and thought. Buddhism has played important roles in Cambodian society in the past, present and future. Through the profound teaching of moderation, middle path, freedom, human rights, collective action, self-reliance, mindfulness, ethic-based individuality, compassion, tolerance, non-violence and enlightenment offered Cambodian people to a standard of spirituality.

Following decades of civil war, both hard and soft social infrastructures have been weakend and split apart. Especially, Buddhism, which is considered as the main institute to mould society has been unconcerned. During Khmer Rouge regime, those brainwashed perpetrators embarked their expedition by destroying temples, sacred sites, burning scriptures, disrobing and murdering Bhikkhu monks. Definitely, they killed most of the educated figures. When most educated monks have been marginalized, the chronical difficulty of national Buddhist education is clearly presently informed. Nowadays, we are lack of effective leaders, study texts and accurate curriculum for Buddhist higher education. Importantly, the Bhikkhu monks have to take accountability of learning, teaching and spreading the concept of peace, reconciliation and sustainable development. Cambodia Buddhism has been weak in both individual monk and Buddhist order institution.

Seeing these deficits and disadvantages, we are the young generation of Cambodia have initiated to establish Khmer Youth Education Buddhist Center to embark our journey specifically targeting young monks, students and children by providing them the opportunity of searching their inner capacity, leadership, self-awareness and wisdom to share with their neighbors and community.

What does it mean by economic and democratic development? Its answer can be both effective institution and collective action from individual population with their sufficient etiquette.

OUR KEY GOAL IS TO ACHIEVE THIS POWERFUL BOTTOM-UP ETIQUETTE OF CAMBODIAN POPULATION

3. Objectives:
Our important objectives are:

  1. To provide opportunity to young monks, students and children to explore their inner
    potential through meditation and social interaction.
  2. To enhance them in developing leadership capacity for their own future and society.
  3. To instruct them to be aware of learning sciences suitable with ethic responsibility.
  4. To guide them in an appropriate way of replacing their bad habits and negative thought to reach accurate and positive rapprochements.
  5. To wake them up in the spirit of becoming good children, good students, good friends, good citizens and good followers.
  6. To envision them in learning, practicing, caring and spreading their culture and tradition.
  7. To practice the Dhamma in order to pay gratitude to all elders, ancestors and Cambodian heroes /heroines
  8. To empower the collective action of bottom-up population to actively participate in socieconomic development. Their powerful etiquette is substantial tool for their sustainable future.

4. Project duration: March 26, 2009 to April 5, 2009

1. Target Area:

- Damdek High School,Phum Donhong,Srok Sottranikum,Siem Reap Angkor,Cambodia.
- 3387 students include 1685 girl students
- During from March 26, 2009 to April 5, 2009

5. Administrators:

- Sophan Seng = Consultant of Project (B.A of MCU)
MA., Ph.D student in political science
- Preah Bhikkhu Vath Vibol = Executive Director and President of Project (B.A of MCU)
- Preah Maha Hom Sothea = 1st Vice President of Project (B.A of MBU)
- Preah Maha Thoeun Vuthy = 2nd Vice President of Project (B.A of MBU)
- Preah Maha Douk Dom = Secretary (B.A of MBU)

7.Curriculum and Teaching Process:

a. Dhamma Comprehension Classes

- Dhamma teachings for young people consist of Morals, Concentration and Wisdom
- History of Lord Buddha and Buddhism to study his role model while He was young.
- Ethics and Behaviors emphasizing on Five Precepts, Five Dhammas; and Five Goods of People
- Developing our life through three aspects of Birth, Awakening and Enlightenment

b. Practicing Classes


- Chanting mantras and undertaking five precepts
- Training to acting appropriate, prostrating, and polite positioning.
- Practicing sitting meditation, walking meditation and spreading good wishes
- Question, answers and short skits

c. Social Participation


- Training them to be aware of Nation, Religion and King
- Getting involved in maintaining and spreading of Khmer culture
- Involving to participate in social and natural environment outreaching


d. Special invocation

- Reminding them to the virtue of Triple Gem and Parent


8. Estimated Budget:

Estimated budget for one Projects is around $2750 and this amound is under estimate that expanse can be changed.

9. Budget Expected from: NGO, Local Community and international donors

10. Expecting results:

- All participants can have self-disciplinary and self-reliance
- All participants can be aware of doing good deeds, avoiding all evil deeds and purify their mind.
- All participants can develop themselves to become a good child, good student, good friend, good citizen and good follower.
- All participants can enhance and raise up their capacity of social leadership
- All participants can learn to develop tolerance, compassion, generosity and non-violence
- All participants can share their visions and critical issue to better their community
- All participants can get involved more and more in protecting environment
- All participants can contribute their experiences to bring along with sustainable development.

11. Responsible persons and Contacts:

1/.Bhikkhu Vath Vibol,Executive Director,Tel: (855)12 31 29 08
Wat Batumvadey, N°34, Sangkat Chatomukh, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
E- mail: kyso2005@yahoo.com,vibol@cambodianyouth.org
2/. Preah Maha Hom Sothea Tel: (855) 12 329 694
3/. Preah Maha Thoeun Vuthy Tel: (855) 92 772 790
4/. Preah Maha Douk Dom, Secretary. Tel: (855) 12 913 724


Consultants :

- Sophan Seng, Tel:1 (808) 944 73 69, 1 (808)944 70 55
Ph.D student in political science
University of Hawaii at Manoa
E-mail: sophan@cambodianyouth.org, sophan@hawaii.edu
http://www.sophanseng.info/

- Dr. Pak Thavin, General Director of Higher Education
8o Boulevard Preah Norodom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel : (855)-16 345 923 (855)-23 42 87 61, E-mail: thavinpak@yahoo.com

- Ho Kimlong, English Professor in Japan.

12. Publication :
Youth Education Buddhist Center will be responsible for reporting to donors, and stakeholders.

Thanks


"The Gift of wisdom surpasses all Gifts"

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