Congratulations to 20 Thai Successful Candidates of CTEP 2012!

Congratulations to 20 Thai Successful Candidates of CTEP 2012!

We would officially announce the 20 successful participants to be attending the Cambodian-Thailand Exchange Program from 24th November – 2nd December 2012 in Trat, Thailand.

Please confirm your participation to netting2005@gmail.com by 5 October 2012

With Love and Peace
Thai CTEP Committee
2 October 2012

1 Mr. Nawakhun Sornubol Lamphun
2 Miss Pornpimol Tinanoy Sakeao
3 Mr. Panakorn Dejthumrongwat Bangkok
4 Miss Thita Orn-in Trat
5 Miss Nongnapas Boon-anake Nonthaburi
6 Mr. Nawit Aunvichit Suphanburi
7 Miss Kanchanaphan Poonudom Nakhornpathom
8 Mr. Soravis Tovivich Bangkok
9 Miss Supatra Malairojsiri Bangkok
10 Mr. Taechit Panyasomsakun Nan
11 Mr. Phupa Sutthi Bangkok
12 Miss Nutnichapuck Wuttha Ayuthaya
13 Mr. Chutidet Chuenjit Chiang Mai
14 Miss Wirada Saelim Songkhla
15 Miss Ruedeerat Pakawatchai Songkhla
16 Miss Boonyanut Chompaen Phuket
17 Miss Wanitcha Wannasook Udon Thani
18 Mr. Thatsawit Duangthong Sisaket
19 Miss Supawadee Tasawang Ubon Ratchathani
20 Miss Chuti-garn Jentrakulrod Mahasarakham

Substitution (9 persons)

1 Miss Atcharee Alongkornpradap Chiang Mai
2 Miss Suteemar Tiencharoen Bangkok
3 Miss Wanida Phoothongkan Sakhon Nakorn
4 Miss Sutsinee Nithatek Bangkok
5 Miss Kusuma Sareebunyarit Chonburi
6 Miss Siribhorn Sanguansin Bangkok
7 Miss Jitjuta Panjasuwan Chiang Mai
8 Miss Theera Kantharote Chiang Mai
9 Miss Chatkamon Sookchan Nonthaburi

 

Congratulation to Successful Cambodian Candidate for Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program 2012!!!

Congratulation to Successful Cambodian Candidate for Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program 2012!!!

1- Ms. Chap Channa          ចាប ចាន់ណា
2- Ms. Heng Chhivly        ហេង ឈីវលី
3- Ms. Hout Siekhuoy     ហ៊ួត សៀកហួយ
4- Ms. Leng Chorlida       ឡេង ឆលីដា
5- Ms. Mey Phearoth       ម៉ី ភារ័ត្ន
6- Ms. Norng Lina             ណង លីណា
7- Ms. Oum Chanvatey   អ៊ុំ ចន្ទ័វត្តី
8- Ms. Pann Molyny        ប៉ាន់ ម៉ូលីនី
9- Ms. Tep Chansophea ទេព ចន្ទ័សោភា
10- Ms. Uk Lakhena         អ៊ុក លក្ខិណា

11- Mr. Chhun Kim Eng  ជុន គីមអេង
12- Mr. Hazan Illyasak    ហាហ្សាន់ អ៊ីលយ៉ាសគ្គិ
13- Mr. Heng Vicheth      ហេង វិចិត្រ
14- Mr. Hun Meng Hiengហ៊ុន ម៉េងហៀង
15- Mr. Kong Sokom        គង្គ សុគម៍
16- Mr. Kong Sotheara    គង់ សុធារ៉ា
17- Mr. Ly Keovichet       លី កែវវិចិត្រ
18- Mr. Oum Chan Mono អ៊ុំ ចន្ទ័មនោ
19- Mr. Pyseth Sakan       ពិសិដ្ឋ សាកាន
20- Mr. Tak Tonghour    តាក់ តុងហួរ

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AT 2nd CTEP!

For more information please feel free to reach us @ ctep.program@gmail.com

Best wishes,

CTEP Committee

Annoucement! 31 CTEP Thai Shortlisted Candidates

Dear 2012 CTEP Thai Applicants!

Over 60 applications been sent from youth all over Thailand. It is very pleased for to know that more young Thais are interested in peace built-youth exchange program. The committees has been working hard over the week to go through reading every single application.

Based on geography background, university field study, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity and as well as motivation in participating in the program and contribution/commitment to sustain the project after coming back. Therefore, we have tried our best to screen the right person for this programme and we have finally shortlisted 31 interesting applicants.  Please see the list below.

For those who are not selected here this time. We are so thankful for your application and interest in our program. Please do not feel discouraged, we believe that you are the one who already making a positive change in a part of your community and wanting to have sustainable peace in our world. This time is not just right for you yet. We are sure that there are more opportunities to come and we will keep you in touch and updated.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview next week and the successful candidates will be announced few days after the interview. If you have any further question, please contact 0810722714 (Netting) and 0852121980 (Ying).

With Peace and Love, 2012 CTEP committee!

1 Miss Atcharee Alongkornpradap Chiang Mai
2 Mr. Nawakhun Sornubol Lamphun
3 Miss Pornpimol Tinanoy Sakeao
4 Miss Suteemar Tiencharoen Bangkok
5 Mr. Panakorn Dejthumrongwat Bangkok
6 Miss Kusuma Sareebunyarit Chonburi
7 Miss Thita Orn-in Trat
8 Miss Nongnapas Boon-anake Nonthaburi
9 Mr. Nawit Aunvichit Suphanburi
10 Miss Kanchanaphan Poonudom Nakhornpathom
11 Miss Siribhorn Sanguansin Bangkok
12 Mr. Soravis Tovivich Bangkok
13 Miss Supatra Malairojsiri Bangkok
14 Miss Apinya Boongomon Surin
15 Mr. Noppol Maiypuang Nonthaburi
16 Mr. Taechit Panyasomsakun Nan
17 Mr. Phupa Sutthi Bangkok
18 Miss Nutnichapuck Withha Ayuthaya
19 Miss Sutsinee Nithatek Bangkok
20 Miss Chatkamon Sookchan Nonthaburi
21 Mr. Chutidet Chuenjit Chiang Mai
22 Miss Wirada Saelim Songkhla
23 Miss Ruedeerat Pakawatchai Songkhla
24 Miss Boonyanut Chompaen Phuket
25 Miss Wanitcha Wannasook Udon Thani
26 Miss Wanida Phoothongkan Sakhon Nakorn
27 Mr. Thatsawit Duangthong Sisaket
28 Miss Supawadee Tasawang Ubon Ratchathani
29 Miss Chuti-garn Jentrakulrod Mahasarakham
30 Miss Jitjuta Panjasuwan Chiang Mai
31 Miss Theera Kantharote Chiang Mai

In Peace We Trust, In Us We Change

Written by Chanvetey Vann, Ornicha Tantiwechwuttikul, Pachara Sungden

We are ONE

“Before I came here I felt afraid. We have negative feelings toward each other, but if we don’t make ourselves come close to them, we will never know,” said Sambo Prak, a Cambodian participant in 1st Cambodia-Thai Exchange Program. “But when I am here, I really enjoy living with them.”

Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program (CTEP) is a seven-day youth camp takes place on November 7th to 13th 2011 with total fifty-five participants from both countries. The youth camp is organized by Initiatives of Change Association (ICA) in cooperation with Thai Volunteer Services (TVS) in purpose of restoring and strengthening the relationship between Cambodia and Thailand. This youth camp allows participants from both countries have a chance to create better understanding and mutual trust as well as alleviate discrimination and prejudice in personal level.

The camp is conducted under the theme “Let’s Learn to Live Together”. “We need a space where we can live and share experience together,” said Saksinee Emasiri Thanakulmas (Ying), a committee from Thailand. “Unlike many other conferences where political issues are heavily discussed, CTEP allows people of the two countries to first-handedly develop understanding and reshape their perception by actually living together.” She continued.

Throughout the program, a variety of activities are introduced such as family group, workshop, peace and conflict-related discussions, cultural night and so on, to break the invisible wall and encourage participants to be opened and learn more about each other. These activities eventually bring the two together as one, despite all the differences.

Not only did they learn from their friends, but also did they come to understand themselves better through the reflection of others’ stories. Quiet Time, one of the daily-based activities, enables participants to sit quiet and listen to their inner voice. “During the day, how many times you listen to your inner voice?” asks Sovathana Neang (Nana), a Cambodian committee.
A topic is given each quiet time such as family issue, relationship problem, childhood experience and so on, to assist participants to open up their mind. After a moment of quietness, with a lot of comfort ready to give and hearts ready to hear, many participants start to share their story, and it is then that a sense of trust gradually develops.

When asked about his impression toward to CTEP, Poramet Parkpian, a Thai participant and Ubon Ratchathani University student, said, “CTEP is a university of peace, love and understanding.” In spite of the fact that Cambodia and Thailand are geographically apart, the hearts of the two countries people have never been separated. If only the political leaders encounter such program that their people do, till then only peace remains.

Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program 2011

Apply NOW! 2nd Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program (CTEP) – ONLY FOR THAIS

The 2nd Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program
(Extended for Thai Youth: Deadline 31st August 2012) 

A. Background:
Long time of historical conflict and stories passed from generation to generation created hatred, prejudice and unhealthy relationship among people of the two neighboring countries, Cambodia and Thailand. Current clashes at the border have made things even worse and this needs immediate proper actions to be taken.
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From 07 to 13 November 2011 in Cambodia, 1st camp was successfully and was very inspired to youths from both countries.

B. Theme: “Let’s Learn to Live Together”

C. Objectives:
The camp aims to build deeper relationship among Cambodian and Thai youth through living and learning together in order to reduce discrimination and prejudices.

I. Date and Venue

Date: Nov 24th – Dec 02nd 2012
Venue: Thailand (specific location will be confirmed)

II. Participant

The Camp will be participated by Cambodian and Thai youth who meet the following
criteria:

- Aged between 18-30 years old
– Can communicate English
– Fully Participant
– Sense of ownership by contribution 20 US$. Scholarship of those who are necessary needed
– Diversity
– Gender balance
– Be healthy
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III. Travel & Accommodation

All ground transports and meals will be provided as indicated in the program.

We will provide accommodation (based on sharing) from Nov 24th – Dec 02nd 2012. All participants are responsible for their personal expenses, such as mini-bar charges, room service, telephone calls, laundry service, use of business center facilities, and the Internet.
IV. Language

The program will be conducted in English.

V. Registration

The participant must send their Resume and the completed the Application form to our e-mail at ctep.program@gmail.com before August 31st, 2012.

40 participants (20 participants from each country) will be selected to participate in this program.

For detail information, please visit our CTEP blog at: http://ctep4peace.wordpress.com/
Download the application form at: http://www.scribd.com/doc/99803069

VI. Organizer and Contact Person:

1- Ms. Jaruwan Supolrai (Netting)
Phone: +66(0)810722714
Email: netting2005@gmail.com

Mrs. Saksinee Emasiri Thanakulmas (Ying)
Phone: +66 (0) 852121980
Email: yingbangkok@gmail.com

Please submit your resume and completed application form in PDF format to
ctep.program@gmail.com.

Before 31th August 2012.

A Hate-Afraid-Love Relationship

1st Cambodian Thai Exchange Program, Cultural Night

Every country has it own history and believe of how they exist and what they are coming from. This kind of believes set the standard, behavior and characteristic for each individual in that country and how they should react toward other countries people.

At school I was taught how Cambodian and Thai related to each other in term of business, culture, lifestyle, religion and the endless conflict from land possession, border dispute to the political constrain. Since the very early, in my memory, people from both sides keep fighting about this and that over time to time even the real roof of the problems are almost forgotten and they keep hating each other without any realistic reasons- but the history.

I didn’t hate Thai people, but I did afraid of them. Instead of spending my vacation in Thailand, I went to Vietnam many times, I really didn’t care how good ,or beautiful Thailand is, I just didn’t want to hurt myself with them – those I called Unreasonable people.

First time, I was having a Cambodia-Thai Reconciliation workshop in Siem Reap and Sisaket, I was so worried that I might get into trouble with them. I forced myself to fake a smile and always go away from Thai people. How bad I was sharing the night with three old Thai people who cannot speak English well. Early morning, I woke up with their blanket on me, they smiled at me and said some words in Thai, I didn’t understand the meaning, but I guess they were worried about me with the cold whether there. One of them made a hot tea for me, it smelled and tested so bad; however, I tried to drink it. They looked as worried about me as I was the youngest in the room.

The last day we had to depart to each country, they gave me some gifts and say something so good about me. I was so sorry for them that I didn’t have anything to give them back and I didn’t think they would tread me this good.

This was such a good life experience for me, sooner after this, I shared this unbelievable experience with all ICA members and without any hesitation I decide to be one of the CTEP organizing committee. The fruitful result of the program, the inspirational life stories, life experience and that sweet moment together keep my inspiration so high to share this wonderful living experience with those whom we used to call ENEMY to all my friends, students and staff.

As a result, to be closer to them, now I’m learning Thai language and songs and  I’ve been to Thailand almost ten times within a year, as I have home there to stay , many friends accompany and looking after me, and I feel so confident to share my idea and talking with them openly.

With Love,
Dani

2nd Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program

Apply NOW! 2nd Cambodian-Thai Exchange Program (CTEP)

A. Background:

Long time of historical conflict and stories passed from generation to generation created hatred, prejudice and unhealthy relationship among people of the two neighboring countries, Cambodia and Thailand. Current clashes at the border have made things even worse and this needs immediate proper actions to be taken.

From 07 to 13 November 2011 in Cambodia, 1st camp was successfully and was very inspired to youths from both countries.

B. Theme:           “Let’s Learn to Live Together”

C. Objectives:

The camp aims to build deeper relationship among Cambodian and Thai youth through living and learning together in order to reduce discrimination and prejudices.

I. Date and Venue

Date:        Nov 24th – Dec 02nd 2012
Venue:    Thailand (specific location will be confirmed)

II. Participant

The Camp will be participated by Cambodian and Thai youth who meet the following criteria:

-          Aged between 18-30 years old

-          Can communicate English

-          Fully Participant

-          Sense of ownership by contribution 20 US$. Scholarship of those who are necessary needed

-          Diversity

-          Gender balance

-          Be healthy

III. Travel & Accommodation

All ground transports and meals will be provided as indicated in the program.

We will provide free accommodation (but participant need to share room with others) from Nov 24th – Dec 02nd 2012.

IV. Language

The program will be conducted in English.

V. Registration

The Applicant must send their Resume and the completed the Application form to our e-mail ctep.program@gmail.com (prefer PDF file) OR to our office before July 10th, 2012.

1) Completed Application Form:

- For Cambodia Applicant Form (PDF): Application Form CTEP 2_2012 Cambodian

- For Cambodia Applicant Form (Microsoft Word):  Application Form CTEP 2_2012 Cambodian

- For Thai Applicant Form (PDF): Application Form CTEP 2_2012 Thai

- For Thai Applicant Form (Microsoft Word):  Application Form CTEP 2_2012 Thai
2) Resume or CV: On your own design (keep it short and simple).

40 participants (20 participants from each country) will be selected to participate in this program.

VI. Organizer and Contact Person:

For more detail please contact:

Thai Coordinators                                        Cambodian Coordinator

Ms. Jaruwan Supolrai (Netting)                                 Ms. Chea Sotheavy (Theavy)

Phone: +66810722714                                                  Phone:  +85517477992
Email: netting2005@gmail.com                                Email: ctep.theavy@gmail.com

Mrs. Saksinee Emasiri Thanakulmas (Ying)         Mr. Theam Pichvisal (Visal)

Phone: +66852121980                                                   Phone: +85577 826783

Email: yingbangkok@gmail.com                          Email: pichvisal.theam@gmail.com

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Cambodia: ICA Office: #40D, Goup 10, Street 39BT, Phum San Sam Kosal II, Sangkat Boeng Tumpun, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh.

Thailand: TVS Office: Foundation volunteer, No. C 409, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320 Pracharatbumpen Orhitsuk Rd.

*Announcement: CTEP announcement 2012-Final