On November 2, 2023, about 80 teacher students from Provincial Teacher Training College in Svay Rieng province participated in the outreach study tour organized by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to learn about Cambodian history related to Democratic Kampuchea Regime in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Win-Win Memorial.
During the visit in Win-Win Memorial, the group was welcomed and guided by Memorial’s officers about the leaders' struggles to liberate Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge Regime and the establishment of a Win-Win policy to end the civil war and bring fully peace for the nation. 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 functions that the Chamber is currently conducting. Then the group continued to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn about the tragedy left behind by the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
The teachers said that this study tour is so important for their students to understand the history, especially the Democratic Kampuchea regime, the successful on the trial of the Khmer Rouge senior leaders by ECCC. The study tour also provides the students to understand the origins of the Khmer Rouge regime, the struggle of the leaders to liberate the country from this wall-less prison and students can also share what they saw and know today to other friends, especially parents, grandparents who have never visited the Memorial.
The teachers also appreciated the Win-Win policy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, which led the country to bring peace and social stability. They, then, thanks 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.