Cambodian youth go dumpster-diving

Cambodian youth go dumpster-diving

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The Samram Do Do, a group of young green go-getters, focuses on clearing trash from Phnom Penh. Photograph: Cheng Bunlong/Phnom Penh Post

When we hear the word ‘rubbish’, we tend to associate it with filth and disease – which unfortunately, holds us back from cleaning up our city. But a group of young green go-getters aren’t stopping anytime soon.

The Samram Do Do, a group of students from the Royal University of Agriculture, have 25 core members and focuses on clearing trash from Phnom Penh.

Soeum Hoeung, the 23-year-old group adviser, says, “Samram Do Do’s purpose is to promote environmental issues and see a clean, green city with a beautiful environment for both today and tomorrow.
He adds: “We aim for all students at our university to take an active role in caring for the environment and their school.”

Last July, the Samram Do Do organised the Samram Yoeung event which had enormous success after 400 students school-wide had participated. During the event, the group educated attendees on the group’s environmental work. They jazzed it up with some fun that spanned originally composed songs and a fashion show that had participants making their clothes out of only rubbish and waste.

Says Soeum Hoeung: “I was so happy to see that our school loves the environment. I believe that if everyone keeps chipping in to help, more and more people will come to love the environment too.”

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