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Program Activities in 2007

LANGUAGE CLASS

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CULTURAL CLASS

1. Afternoon Activities

No

Location

Date

Location

1

Royal Palace

6/18/07

Phnom Penh

Complex of royal buildings and palace of the monarchy.
http://www.art-and-archaeology.com/seasia/ppenh/rp01.html

       

2

Wat Phnom

6/18/07

Phnom Penh

Historical temple and the site of the founding of Phnom Penh.
http://www.mot.gov.kh/presentation_detail2.php?CoID=24&CoSubID=18&sSubID=Phnom Penh&CoSubID2=202&sSubID2=Wat Phnom

       

3

National Library

6/21/07

Phnom Penh

Large research center containing a diverse collection.
http://www.mot.gov.kh/presentation_detail2.php?CoID=24&CoSubID=18&sSubID=Phnom Penh&CoSubID2=182&sSubID2=National Library

       

4

National Archives

6/21/07

Phnom Penh

The National Archives of Cambodia (NAC) is a department of the Council of Ministers. The NAC is responsible for preserving documents, created by the Government of Cambodia, which possess enduring legal and historic value.
http://www.camnet.com.kh/archives.cambodia/

       

5

Reyum Institute

6/25/07

Phnom Penh

Reyum is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to Cambodian arts and culture. Reyum was founded by Ly Daravuth and Ingrid Muan (1964 - 2005) in December 1998 in order to provide a forum for research, preservation, and promotion of traditional and contemporary Cambodian arts and culture.
http://www.reyum.org/

       

6

Buddhist Institute

6/25/07

Phnom Penh

One of Phnom Penh’s premier libraries and research institute.
http://www.budinst.gov.kh/

       

7

Mith Samlanh Friends

6/28/07

Phnom Penh

www.streetfriends.org

       

8

Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-CAM)

7/02/07

Phnom Penh

DC-Cam has two main objectives. The first is to record and preserve the history of the Khmer Rouge regime for future generations. The second is to compile and organize information that can serve as potential evidence in a legal accounting for the crimes of the Khmer Rouge.
www.dccam.org

       

9

Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI)

7/05/07

Phnom Penh

CDRI works to produce independent, objective, high quality policy-relevant development research, to maximize its accessibility to policy makers, influencers and stakeholders, and to have it affect policy in five interrelated areas that are key for Cambodia’s sustainable development
www.cdri.org.kh

       

10

Open Forum Center for Khmer Unicode

7/17/07

Phnom Penh

Participants learned about and received Khmer language software.
www.khmeros.info

       

11

Cambodian HIV/AIDS Education and Care (CHEC)

7/19/07

Phnom Penh

www.checcambodia.org

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2. Other Afternoon Activities

Participants were given the option to participate in individual activities one day per week. These activities included Khmer traditional dancing, Khmer music, Khmer cooking and other activities.

3. Field Trips

No

Location

Date

Province

1

Kampot Province

6/23/07-6/24/07

Kampot Province

Participants visited the Tuk Chhou , then toured Kep Thmei, a local fishing village on the coast, where they had an opportunity to observe local fishing practices and go on a short ride on a fishing boat. Participants were also allowed some free time in Kampot to explore the town.

     

2

Koh Dach Mekong Island

6/30/07

Kandal Province

Participants visited local silk weaving sites, a weaving community organization, a local temple and Koh Dach resort. A leisure cruise boat ride back to Phnom Penh along the Mekong river allowed participants to view geography and village life in and around Phnom Penh.

     

3

Sambor Prei Kuk

7/07/07

Kampong Thom Province

As an optional side trip, some participants visited this remote 7th century temple complex that predates Angkor by many centuries on the way to Siem Reap.

4

Angkor Archaeological Park

7/08/07-7/11/07

Siem Reap Province

Three full days were spent exploring the temple complex with a local archaeologist guide.

     

5

Koh Ker

7/12/07

Preah Vihear Province

The ASK group visited this remote 10th century capital of the Khmer Empire as a day trip from Siem Reap.

     

6

Beng Mealea

7/12/07

Remote 12th century jungle temple.

     

7

Tonle Sap Lake

7/13/07

Siem Reap Province

The group traveled by boat to Kompong Phluk, a stilt village along the Tonle Sap Lake and also visited the floating village of Chong Kneas as a day trip from Siem Reap.


4. Optional Activities

No

 Location

Date

Location

1

National Museum

The world's top collection of ancient Khmer archeological, religious, and artistic artifacts.

2

Toul Sleng Genocide Museum

Notorious Khmer Rouge Prison.

3

Cheong Ek Memorial

Memorial to those killed by the Khmer Rouge.

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PARTICIPANT

No

Name

Category/Area of Study

School/Employer

1

Chhath, Linda

Arts & Humanities UC Santa Cruz

 

2

Koo, Ryan

Arts & Humanities

University of Hawaii

 

 

3

Lewis, Denise

Social Sciences University of Georgia/Faculty

 

 

4

Mackenzie, Jennifer

Social Sciences/Humanities

Duke University

 

 

5

Maligmat, Jason

Arts and Humanities

University of Hawaii

 

 

6

Shiroma, Lynette

Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Hawaii

 

 

7

Rudasill, Kathryn

Social Sciences and Humanities

University of Wisconsin

 

 

8

Thompson, Socheat

Social Sciences/Humanities

California State University, Long Beach

 

 

9

Tim, Chearnysa

Social Sciences/Humanities

Wells College


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INSTRUCTORS/STAFFS

No Participant Name Category/Area of Study Title School/Employer
1 Chhany Sak-Humphry
sake@hawaii.edu
Linguistics/Foreign
Language Teaching/
Education/Technology
Project Director University of Hawaii
         
2 Lukas Wettstein
wettstei@hawaii.edu
Asian StudiesSEA/
Cambodia/Education
ASK Program
Coordinator
Royal University of
Phnom Penh
     
3 Kep Sokunthearath
Sokunthearath@
yahoo.com
Education & Foreign 
Language Teaching
ASK- Professor Professor of Khmer
Lang. Institute of
Foreign Languages
     
4 Oeur Sisotha
oeursisotha@rocket
mail.com
Education & Foreign
Language
Teaching
ASK-Professor

Professor of Khmer
Literature & Culture

   

Royal University of
Phnom Penh

     
5 Dr. S. Soeng Phos Education & Foreign 
Language Teaching
Liaison for Director of Khmer
RUPP & ASK Language Program
at
Royal University
of Phnom Penh

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RESEARCH PROJECTS OF PARTICIPANTS

No

Name

Topic

1

Chhath, Linda

Analyzed Khmer films with special attention to cultural content.

 

 

2

Koo, Ryan

Summarized the resources available at various research institutions and libraries in Phnom Penh.

 

 

3

Lewis, Denise

Interviewed grandmothers who raise grandchildren because the parent generation has died.

 

 

4

Mackenzie, Jennifer

Reported on practices of exercise in Cambodia.

 

 

5

Maligmat, Jason

Analyzed the impact of development in Cambodia on moto drivers.

 

 

6

Shiroma, Lynette

Analyzed the feasibility of developing Khmer language computer dictionary software.

 

 

7

Rudasill, Kathryn

Analyzed Development in Cambodia at various levels of society.

 

 

8

Thompson, Socheat

Analyzed the Cambodian economy and job prospects for Cambodian youth, including interviews with numerous individuals.

 

 

9

Tim, Chearnysa

Interviewed and collected data on the lives of trash collectors/recyclers in Phnom Penh.

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