Three CAM-ASEAN Students won The Perspectives Cambodia’s Debate
The biggest new program, The Perspectives Cambodia, a debate and public speak ing platform for youth to thoughtfully express their different views on various social issues, created by a group of scholars from diverse institutions, 2016.
Recently, it accomplished the first milestone named “The Public Speaking and Debating Competition” on June 22, 2017 at ITC. It aims at building youth’s ability and reveals diverse perspectives towards the development of the world especially Cambodia.
Ms. Sriv Sorakphy, Champion (Debate) & Mr. Seang Sopagna, President of CAM-ASEAN
Given topics are various from political to social is-sues, and from economic to environmental matters. Cultural aspects and team building modes inserted.
This program is opened to all Cambodian candidates whose age is between 18 and 25 years old. Hence, there were many applied from institutions.
With that, there were 16 candidates registered for the program from CAM-ASEAN. All candidates had gone through many stages including interview test, a camping in Preah Vihear, an orientation and training on debating skills and public speaking skill. From one state to another, some of candidates were eliminated in an interview test while the successful
candidates are required to join the camping in Preah Vihear. They have gained a lot of good experience and knowledge in term of self-preparation, personal growth, team building via challenging with extreme games, and also exposed to memorable activities.
Then the contestants have been trained with the technical debate training before they had to launch
stages of the competition. There were 16 groups in total with 5 members. As a result, 3 CAM-ASEAN students from different teams won awards, the first (Ms. Sriv Sorakphy), second (Mr. Thin Theara), and third place (Mr. Chea Sotha rith).
Ms. Sriv Sorakphy, Champion
Mr. Thin Theara, Frist Runner up
Mr. Chea Sotha Rith, Second Runner