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'Future leaders' heading to US

'Future leaders' heading to US

TWO Cambodian youths are due to leave for the United States on Saturday to spend two months on a cultural exchange as a part of the Youth Leadership Challenge program.

Mao Pouthyroth, program coordinator of Youth Council of Cambodia (YCC), said that the televised Youth Leadership Challenges started in 2007 with the aim of creating "leaders of tomorrow" who can contribute to the Kingdom's development.

"More than 300 young people compete with each other twice a year for the opportunity to travel on this exchange," Mao Pouthyroth added.

Sreang Lalune, 21, a third-year student at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, feels proud of herself for winning a place in the Youth Leadership Challenge program. "I am so happy," she said.

"I am looking forward to telling people in America about Khmer culture such as silk, traditional Khmer clothes and the Angkor Wat temple," Lalune said.

"I will also tell them about our environment and the situation of women in Cambodia."


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