Mr. Nhim Meng, a second-year student teacher at Takeo Provincial Teacher Training College, took part in a research tour organized by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal on August 3, 2023. During the visit, he expressed his delight at being able to join in this study tour program.
He noted that, in addition to classroom studies, this study tour offered him with further knowledge about the horrific Khmer Rouge regime's history through examining the artifacts, images, and many parts of the museum, as well as listening to lectures from other associated officials.
"When I was in school, I was confused because I didn't see the location, I didn't listen to the experts, and I didn't feel certain, but when I come here, it makes me feel clearer about everything and makes me want to know more." Meng stated.
NHOEM Meng stated that learning the truth about the Khmer Rouge's atrocities against Cambodia is critical for him and the youth because he believes it would help prevent such atrocities from happening again.
“In order to prevent such a brutal regime, in general, we cannot prevent anything alone, we must have the participation of all, and for our young generation, what is important, we cannot use our bare hands to prevent, sure, we need to have a deep knowledge, initially we need to study our past clearly about our history and we study some negative points that should not happen again and we participate in preventing it all together.” Meng added.
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), August 3, 2023, organized a study tour for roughly 150 student teachers from Takeo Provincial to to major historical places connected to the Democratic Kampuchea regime as are the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Win Win Memorial. The ECCC Public Affairs Officer also delivered the group a presentation on the organization's accomplishments and legacy during the visit.
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 the beginning until the present day, 2023, with the Public Affairs Section of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal coordinating them.