Twenty four youngsters from five Cambodian provinces (Banteay Meanchey, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap) participated in a three-day training in Siem Reap focused on migration and use of social media in narrating stories of migrants.
The participants were equipped with a smartphone and learned how to frame pictures, conduct interviews and shoot videos. The training was followed by a practical exercise in the Siem Reap province, where the Peer Educators conducted their first interviews with return migrants.
‘I joined the training because migration and human trafficking have become one of a complex issues in my community’, says Chandra from Kampong Thom. ‘As a teenager, I cannot be indifferent to this matter. I will make use of what I have learned from this training, to inform my people how to migrate safely’. Chandra and her colleagues travelled back to their communities to collect and narrate the stories of Cambodian migrants, of their families, neighbours and friends.
They will spread the messages of safe migration and bring to light real cases of victims of trafficking and exploitation to represent thousands of Cambodian migrants and make their voices heard. Their stories will be collected on a dedicated website and Facebook site to raise awareness about the risks of irregular migration. The training is a part of Migra Action communication campaigned run by GVC, Legal Support for Children and Women and Cambodia Women’s Crisis Center. The project is co-founded by the European Union.
05 February 2018