About 200 students from Kanchreach district, Prey Veng province participate in the outreach study tour organized by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on 6 September 2023 to visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Cheong Ek Genocide Center, and Win Win Memorial. The program aims to provide the students clearly understand and remember the tragedy of Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge regime, as well as to prevent non-recurrence atrocities on Cambodia.
During the study tour, the students were greeted and briefly explained by guides the meaning and significance of the Win Win Memorial, the tragedy that took place at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Genocide Center. In the Win Win Memorial premise, the group was also presented by a Public Affairs Officer of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal on the achievement of the ECCC obtained from the trials and the residual works that the Chamber is currently conducting.
At the end of the visit, the students are expected to gain a wealth of information and knowledge about the trial works at the ECCC, the brutal torture and massacre histories on Cambodians under the Democratic Kampuchea regime, and the sacrifices made by the Royal Government of Cambodia in liberating the country from that genocidal regime.
The teachers appreciated the Win-Win policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, which led the country to bring peace and social stability. They also thank the ECCC for organizing the program so that youth could understand, visit the crime scenes left over from the Khmer Rouge regime and see the development in Phnom Penh today.
The weekly ECCC outreach study tour, coordinated and lead by the Public Affairs Section is conducted for students, young people, and the public seeks to raise awareness about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. AS more than 600,000 members of the national and international public have taken part in outreach study tours since 2009 until the present day, 2023, with the Public Affairs Section of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal coordinating them.