On 9 August 2023, 200 youth from Peam Chor district, Prey Veng province, participated in a study tour organized by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to learn the tragedies that occurred during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime for helping to prevent any atrocities like the Khmer Rouge regime.
The group on today's study tour were brought to learn three historical locations associated with the Democratic Kampuchea regime, including the Win Win memorial, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Choeung Ek Genocide Center. A Public Affairs Officer of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) also delivered a presentation on the ECCC's achievements, legacy, and the residuals works to the group.
Nhem Phara, the group leader, praised and thanked the ECCC for setting up the program. According to her, the youth would benefit from the visit by learning the truth about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge and the importance of peace. She also expressed her gratitude to the Royal Government of Cambodia for bringing forth peace and develop in all sectors.
The weekly ECCC outreach study tour, coordinated and lead by the Public Affairs Section is conducted for students, young people, and the general public seeks to raise awareness about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime. AS more than 500,000 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.