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The Youth Leadership Challege (YIC)

The Youth Leadership Challenge, commonly known as “Best Youth”, started its new season last Sunday and, for the first time, Lift will provide coverage and commentary for the entire season.

YLC is as an entertaining and educational competition that selects young Cambodians between the ages of 18 to 27 to show off their abilities in leadership and community building challenges.

Every week, contestants work in two separate groups in a trying challenge, and the losing team must vote off one of their members at the end of each show. The two winners at the end of the 10-week season will win a scholarship to Pannasastra University, and the “Best Youth” will win a trip to the United States.

YLC’s main funder is the US Agency for International Development, and it is jointly produced by the International Republican Institute and the Youth Council of Cambodia.

The show is shown on MyTV with reruns on MyTV and CTN. You can also visit for information about the contestants and to watch each new show after it has aired.

Suy Thaylee
Age : 24
Home Province : Bantey Meanchey
Studies at the National University of Management. He wants to run a computer company

Kong Chantyrith
Age: 22
Works at a telecommunications company. In the future, she wants to be a college professor.
Sorn Chantevy
Age: 19
Home Province: Kompong Cham
Studies at Pannasastra University. She wants to open her own tour company

Long Kimkhorn
Age: 25
Home province: Kampong Cham
Works as a producer for the Voice of Democracy radio programme. He wants be a politician.
Heng Malyka
Age : 18
Home Province: Phnom Penh
Studies at the International Foreign Language Institute.
She wants to be an English teacher.

Sokry Boramy
Age: 20
Home Province: Phnom Penh
Studies at the Roytal University of Law and Economics. She wants to be an economist
Chhea Kuntheara
Age: 21
Home Province: Phnom Penh
Studies at Pannasastra University He hopes to work in business or in a “well-paid government job”.

Men Chivorn
Age: 27
Works as a high school English Teacher. He wants to work in a foreign embassy
Run Yzabellune
Age: 20
Home Province: Phnom Penh
Studies at the Royal University of Law and Economics.

Phan Bunnary
Age: 18
Home Province: Battambang
She is a 12th grade student. She wants to open her own foreign-language school
Khim Phearum
Age: 21
Home Province: Kampong Chhnang
Studies at SETEC University
He wants to have a career in politics

Chan Sopheakdey
Age: 20
Home Province: Kampong Cham
Studies at Pannasastra University
Tune in next week to see the students test their skills in a musical competition in Siem Reap. The two teams of outstanding young people are put to the test when they are given 3 days to write a song and then go on stage to perform for a live audience. Find out who will be the first contestant voted off this season, and don’t miss a special appearance from one of Cambodia’s most popular singing sensations! Tv broadcast schedule: MYTV, Sundays at 7:30-8:30pm
Replays: MYTV, Mondays at 9:00-10:00am CTN, Tuesdays at 3:30-4:30pm



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