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Event of the week: World Camp 2010

The International Youth Fellowship (IYF) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport is going to launch World Camp 2010 from May 16th to May 20th, 2010.

Established to cultivate leaders of the next generation under the motto of “Change, Challenge and Cohesion”, World Camp is a component of the IYF global youth organization that identifies the youth as drivers of change.

Thousands of students from every corner of the world and walk of life participate in the World Camp every year. The program has experienced remarkable success in South Korea, USA (Hawaii), Austria, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Peru, Paraguay, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya, Togo, Tanzania, Rwanda, and many other countries.

IYF World Camp is scheduled to be hosted by 30 countries for 2010, and Cambodia has been selected to be one of these countries. Naga World and National Institute of Education will be the venues inviting more than 1300 Cambodian and foreign participants to exchange experiences and ideas.

“IYF has been here in Phnom Penh since 2004, so I believe we are ready to embrace this opportunity to host the World Camp and showcase Cambodian culture to our family from other countries,” said Mr. Ha Cheol, Country Director of IYF in Cambodia.

He added that IYF World Camp, aims to broaden the hearts and minds of the youth so that they can see other cultures and freely interact and make friends through fellowships, seminars, lectures, concerts, cultural performances, academic workshops and mini Olympics.

The World Camp in Cambodia will also be marked by the presence of the President of IYF Mr Doh Ki Kwon, South Korean Ambassador to Cambodia H E Mr Lee Kyung-Soo, and Cambodian Minister of Ministry of Education Youth and Sport H E Im Sethy to give a congratulatory address. The event’s keynote speaker is Pastor Ock Soo Park, IYF Chief Advisor, who will take the stage to deliver his message on education.

Beyond that, IYF Good News Corps Overseas volunteers, which includes students doing volunteer work in over 80 countries, will share their experiences in their overseas immersion through world culture exhibitions allowing other members to experience different cultures without having to leave the country.

“I never realized that there are people in every single corner of the world suffering hardships until I joined the Good News Corp of IYF,” said Kim Tae Hyun, a volunteer Korean student living in IYF Cambodia. Joining diversified but likeminded students at World Camp, we together are capable of sparking change and improvement.

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