Apostolic Vicariate of BattambangDaily News

Camp to strengthen capacity of youth

With the theme “Life and Times”, Mary Mother of God Parish, (Tum Pung) in Battambang provincial Thmar Kol District organized a camp for youth in the village for the first time to strengthen their capacity in life. The three-day camp started from 16 to 18 June this year with 50 youth from the village participating.

Voeut Ravuth, a camp coordinator, said that the camp didn’t relate to the Catholic faith as the participants were Catholic and  non-Catholic youth. The main aim of the camp, Ravuth added, was to gather all the students, who are resourceful in developing the village in the future, get to know one another and learn together. This was an opportunity to carry out activities together and to increase good relationships with one another.

The coordinator continued saying: “Another aim was for them to have the courage during the camp by providing them with other knowledge through lessons and experiences. This is our common goal.” “Yet another special goal is that we wanted to bring all of them together in order to educate them so that they will show interest in their lives. It is hoped that they would use their lives mainly for their studies as it would enable them to have time off from work in order for them to get to know one another.”

He also commented: “More than this, we gather them as a starting point to strengthen their capacity as individuals and to help in the various activities in society because we  want them to form a special group to carry out various activities in the village, especially in serving  the education sector in the village to have better knowledge in life. ” Tum Pung Church has carried out a lot of activities in the education sector and supported many youths in receiving education until they graduate in universities.

want them to form a special group to carry out various activities in the village, especially in serving  the education sector in the village to have better knowledge in life. ” Tum Pung Church has carried out a lot of activities in the education sector and supported many youths in receiving education until they graduate in universities.