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February 12, 2011

IATSS Forum

Filed under: Exchange Programs — dydara @ 11:20 am

International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences

Do you have the passion for Japanese culture?

IATSS Exchange Program is giving the chance to experience 57 days of what this amazing country has to offer.

The IATSS Forum is an international exchange program directed chiefly toward young people from Southeast Asian 9 nations during 57 days in Japan, under its motto “Thinking and Learning Together”

IATSS Exchange Program. Think you have what it takes to be a part of IATSS? Try it! If you don’t try, you’ll never know.

Grab this opportunity while you can! 😀

(From IATSS Participants)
What did you write on Facebook today?
We are all doing the same thing in our free time…”Facebooking”
(According to the 3w.urbandictionarydotcom, Facebooking
means wasting time by browsing  3w.facebook.com)

For example, it is very normal for us to greet each other with… Yeah, I spent all last nite Facebooking instead of writing my paper… Come on! This forum is for teens like us.
Before you judge us, take a look at our famous shots during our stay, then you will know why we don’t mind being called Facebook addice.

Whatever Lah!

This year I applied this program. Some people who knew about this asked me “Don’t you afraid of Nuclear radiation leak in Japan.” I replied ” No, I afraid I can’t get this scholarship!

Some of my friends help me for some parts.  We cannot live alone in this world, we need each other’s help. It’s very kind of you guys to help me in this matter. It means a lot to me. I’d like to say thank you to Vimealea Thon Samnang Hor Visoth Hactor I wish you guys all the best and take care! :)

  • Dy Dara

    My beloved lecturer Vimealea Thon wrote this recommendation letter for me: Initially, as my student, I observed the applicant as someone who was not very hardworking or serious with what he’s doing. (When I read this sentence: I thought Oh my god how can this letter help me and then I read on) I noticed that he’s smart and quick-witted but he did not give his best in his endeavors. Despite this, I’ve always seen a great potential in him. After a few years of knowing and working with him, both in school and in youth association volunteer activities, I saw a great improvement and change in him. Quite frankly, I was surprised. He became focused, and started to work hard for continuous and never ending self improvement. He has become passionate about world peace, about self development, about volunteer works to help others, about building mutual understanding between different peoples, and the like. He is now a very strong person who can be used as a model for other youths to follow. He has set a path for youths who wish to pursue continuous self development and enlightenment.What a recommendation letter! 😀 I am really impressed and love the way she wrote, I mean, it’s not just wrote about all the good points. That day I was so happy because of the letter. Thank you so much for the letter. When I finished read the whole letter. It brought smile to my face and made my day. I am flattered! 🙂 I read it again and saw the word initially I like that word. That’s very sweet of you to help me in this matter. It means a lot to me. I’d like to say thank you again. I wish you all the best to you and your family. Take care! 😀

  • Vimealea Thon Thank you, Dara. It was just a description of the truth. you have become a great person.
  • Dy Dara You are so welcome, my beloved lecturer! hehehe 😀 Thanks again and again for your sweet words! 😀
    They select only 2 successful applicants, because of that I really want my application to be perfect and I put too much pressure on myself. My friend told me, if you get it, you get it. I am not very confident about get this. But If I don’t try, I’ll never know.
    At least I know that my friends are sweet for helping me in applying process and I can know what my lecturer think of me.

February 3, 2011

This is my original article for youth leader magazine

SSEAYP has made it to the headlines in various media reports. Because of SSEAYP I got interview on local TV news, Thai TV5 and Now Youth Leader Magazine.

I had the honor to be interviewed for Youth Leader Magazine. This article is about SSEAYP, my blog and My Philosophy of Life.

The magazine is the world’s hottest change-making medium. With the most mindblowing solutions already applied and ready for transfer for almost any problem you can imagine, we have great stuff to inspire action in your own community, at events, in school.It is  a dynamic, action-oriented online magazine network and community focusing on groundbreaking positive change initiatives, portraits, tools and more. Merging several world leading approaches in one inspiring medium, YL is built to include & amplify the creative power of people, groups and organizations. You will obviously be quoted and cited.

Click here to see edited article w… asia.youth-leader dot org/?p=3208. I cannot write a full link. WordPress not allow user to link to any other address.

Or https://dydara.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/sseayp-ship-for-southeast-asian-youth-program/

This article is dedicated to my lovely parents and friends, without them I am nothing. Thank you so much for everything that my parents and friends have done for me.  I would like to show my gratitude and appreciate towards my parents, who forebear pain and discomfort in bringing me up to adulthood. I am most proud of my parents. Because of them, I have been able to live the life I want to. I love my parents with all myheart. When I have decided to do something, I put my all into it. It’s a valuable piece of work for me, the time and thought I spent to write this article. My hope is that all of you can get my good messages. I had the honor to be interviewed for Youth Leader Magazine. Thank you so much YL Magazine, you did a big favor for me!

My name is Dy Dara, from Cambodia.  I am 27 years old. I do not wish to be any other age because my life at 13 was nowhere as exciting and enjoyable as my life at 27. I enjoy almost every aspect of my life. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience. I am a fun-loving person. But I am mistakenly judged by people who don’t truly know me. It is not all about having fun- it’s about learning, experiencing and exploring life. My life is more than a one man show! The people around me, parents, siblings, grandparents, friends etc all have played a role in my life’s story. How I have interacted with them and how they have influenced on my life make me the man I am today. What I’ve learned, heard, seen, done, experienced etc. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you.

Youth is a once in a lifetime gift. Make it memorable… and meaningful.

One of my greatest enthusiasms is philosophy. It has always been regarded as a means of discovering the secret of happiness. What really is that has the amazing power to make us happy? In my life I have learned a lot wise words. These words are really useful for my life. The question is how we can relate it on our daily life?

Before, my personality was like a mirror, whatever you did in front of it, you would see it reflected back at you. Because I have learned two phrases, my personality has changed from being a person that would be good to people who were good to him and bad to people that were bad, to a person that respects others and treat others as he would like to be treated. The two phrases are “treat everyone with politeness even those who are rude to you, not because they are not nice but because you are nice, if you do the same as them, you’re no different from them.” And “If you can control one moment of anger, you can escape hundred days of sorrow”

“Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning.” Criswell Freeman

When it comes to life’s most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders. This is a gentle and heartfelt guide to the fundamentals of living a life rich in joy and contribution.

Being a hedonist is a philosophical way of my life.
Hedonism can describe myself = living and behaving in ways that mean you get as much pleasure out of life as possible, according to the belief that the most important thing in life is to enjoy yourself. I also want to learn, experience and explore life. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. I am a believer in life-long learning. Love of learning is the guide of life. People are born with blindness so we need good books and teachers to guide our way.  Real learners are very open mind and very humble to learn from others and think that everyone can be their teachers. Everywhere is school, school without roof!

How did you get started on the program?

Well, I saw an interview with one of the participants on TV. And then I applied, I was selected by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

Could you please describe the program?

Alright, it is with great honor and privilege that I am writing about my beloved program, which has changed and improved my life. I thought I needed to know what it was like out there, in a real world. So I went out there and I lived it. I’ve been part of several youth exchange programs, I love SSEAYP the most. SSEAYP stand for Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program. A program that has been changing the youth’s life, vision and future, and I was lucky that I was there in 2005! The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program started in year 1974 after a positive reorganization of the Japanese Youth Goodwill Cruise Program in order to achieve a wider exchange among youths from countries in South-East Asia and Japan.

We only get one life so we owe it to ourselves to see as much of this beautiful world as possible. For many of us, lying on a beach for two weeks each year is just not enough anymore. We want to see ancient monuments, extraordinary scenery, endangered wildlife, foreign culture, architecture and art- Places that give us the chance to grow and expand our horizons. SSEAYP has all these things. Participating in youth exchange program enable you to develop self-improvement and help promote mutual cooperation and friendship for the peace and prosperity of the world. This program brought out the best in me as a Cambodia youth. It has opened my eyes to understand other cultures and traditions, brought new friends and foster families. I think mutual understanding, friendship, peace and respect must be acknowledged among youth around the world. SSEAYP offers the opportunity for young people in Japan and youth from South-East Asia, by sharing life together on the Ship for South-East Asian Youth named “Nippon Maru”, to study and discuss common problems from a global point of view and to be engaged in various activities on board the ship as well as in six visited countries. By doing this, the program aims at promoting mutual understanding and friendship, at expanding global perspectives, at fostering the spirit of international cooperation and the will to practice it, and at bringing up young people who will play the leading role in various fields of internationalizing society. Furthermore, their contribution to youth development activities after the program is also expected. I’ve been a volunteer through the Youth Program.

Maybe it is more of a time commitment. But you’ll be a part of something exciting, SSEAYP

SSEAYP shaped my interest in patriotism, volunteerism, culture, sharing and contributing to society. I have learned a lot from pre-departure training and during the program, how to share, love and appreciate people. I have also learned how to be a sweet person and how to do for others more than you do for yourself. I met a lot of incredible and talented people. I have learned a lot from them. I can tell a few examples here” it is not a problem if you think it is a problem it makes you have a problem.”  and” learn to satisfy.” SSEAYP has such a big impact on my life. I♥SSEAYP, you’ve given me so much, so far beyond my expectation. You are the one journey that I will never ever regret taking. You have given me a new family outside my own. We love each other as a family and this is the other family of mine called SSEAYP family. Family isn’t whose blood you carry, it’s who you love and who loves you. These experiences from this program, it was an unforgettable moment of my life. This is the best program ever!!!!!! Words really can’t quite describe the thrill of actually being here.

SSEAYP allows us to discover ourselves, true friends, the world and meanings of life. Without you, I would not be easy-going, outgoing, confident and outspoken as I am today.

My dearest SSEAYP family, I would like to say big thanks for the wonderful love, memories and priceless friendship. You have made a very special difference in my life.  I will never forget it and will treasure the memories forever. SSEAYP is awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything! SSEAYP 2005 ended, but the memories never end; it is still sailing in my mind forever. A program keeps me talk about it for a very very long time. Think you have what it takes to be a part of SSEAYP? Try it! If you don’t try, you’ll never know. SSEAYP is for ASEAN and Japan youth only. Ship for World Youth Program is for beside those countries.

I am very grateful that I have been a part of this awesome program; it gives me a great sense of pride.

Any special memories?

I remember 2005, that was the year I participated in SSEAYP and one of the best years of my life. Actually, I have some special memories out there, here they are:

I set foot in the ship at port Klang, Malaysia on November 8, 2005. You know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The minute I walked in the ship, I went, Oh yeah, that’s amazing. That’s where it all started for SSEAYP 2005. 6 years seems like yesterday!

Delegation pay a courtesy call on Cambodia Prime Minister H.E. Samdech Hun Sen

On board the ship, I watched the sunset.

I drank beers with youth participants.

It was so cold when the ship nearly reached Tokyo, I am not sure that’s me or my friends who said “let’s take off our shirts.” I miss that time so much!

Did you face any challenges? How did you overcome them?

One of the big challenges for me was a few people were hard to get along. I know “everybody is somebody’s difficult person sometime.” I had the courage to walk away from unnecessary conflict. Before participants can join SSEAYP, they have to go through pre-departure training, which I have learned a lot for dealing with that problem, it is an easy job. Some people taught me something very important, I learned this from someone, and I cannot remember who, maybe my national leader of youth contingent. So if it was you, please jump in and remind me so that I can give you credit. The idea is that you should think like a digger who digs a big amount of land just to find small diamonds. Which means you should see his good deeds rather than their bad deeds. This helps me to work well with other people.

My first experience as youth ambassador to represent my country, whatever I did, people could judge the whole Cambodian youth. So I had to follow a code of conduct.

Sometimes, I felt unhappy and tired, but there are some words that I always keep in mind, a meaningful life consists of every aspect of life, good or bad. That inspired and motivated me.

What are you presently involved in?

Recently, I help out my parents’ business. My old job was a volunteer coordinator for the Cambodian Hope Organization (CHO). This job let me put my degree to work. My primary responsibility was translating for English speaking visitors. I also show visitors around the CHO projects, checked and replied to CHO emails and taught Khmer to the long term overseas teams. I enjoyed my work as I learned so much.

From here, made friends and met new people. I was working with lots of visitors from western countries, so I was learning more about their culture. I felt happy working in contribution to the community. Working here has opened my eyes and made me realize that foreigners love and help poor Cambodian children, why don’t we love and help our own people. Even their kids are motivated to help when they see our poor children photos; they save their lunch money and send it to them here in Cambodia. I particularly enjoy seeing the children of my country are being taken care of and having an education, giving them opportunities.

What led you to the idea of a blog?

Well, talking about my blog “https://dydara.wordpress.com.”, I wrote “If the world will come to know me, it will be through this blog.” You must get to know me from this blog as well, right? It doesn’t mean I live the life of the unknown and search for the known by this blog. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.  I am searching for the real meaning of life. Our real mission is to find our own purpose as we live. We never know what it is. It’s just for us to search, to make our existence meaningful. You can find some interesting and useful topics on my blog. This is also my online diary and collection of good sayings.

The idea that led me to make a blog was I saw my foreigner friends updated his life story on the blog, so that made me think why I don’t make that one too, something interesting to share. I’ve learned a lot from my SSEAYP family. I had a passion to add value to what SSEAYP family has taught me. I’ve written on my blog or Facebook, it is not about impressing anyone. But it is about sharing with someone who likes reading, remembering something as well. I want to improve my English. I am not bragging or anything. Helping people from all walks of life, reshape their personal vision of what’s possible. I hope my good messages of possibility, opportunity, and action can help create startling and powerful change in thousands of individual worldwide, especially Cambodian people! No need to thank me help what we can with others in need…the world is ONE big family! 🙂

You might be wondering why I am so passionate about writing. The thing I love about writing a blog is that it allows me to talk to many people I will never personally meet. I had a passion to add value to what people have taught me and energized me to write. Everything here in my blog is free. I do, however, accept smiles. 🙂

Great minds talk about ideas; small minds talk about people, once said Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea as well, and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”  George Bernard Shaw

Don’t be scared of having your ideas stolen by others when you share it with them. Having people hear your ideas will spark criticism and contribution within them, only strengthening your own thoughts and counter-argumentation.

I hope this blog is not just for entertaining but also you learn some things from it as well.

My blog inspired by SSEAYP

That’s my legacy to the world!

What are you future plans?

I consist of more than just my past. In fact, I think about it, my past is only one third of who I am. The other two parts consist of who I am today, as well as who I hope to be in the future…in other words, I hopes and dreams for the future. Who I am today and who I hope to be in the future is all part of the Whole Person. This is who I am.

I would like to live in as many as different countries as possible. This is just my dream. Maybe the dream is what it’s all about, one of the important words for me. I was a little boy with a little dream that came true, not so little, by the way.

I will take care of my family business and I want to have my own happy family, as my parents did. This is what I plan and hope to do with the rest of my life…

Is there any message you would like to give to the youth?

To the youth who read this I have this message: You should have self-discipline, effort, academic achievement, social participation and community service. Listen to your parents and do as much as you can. Just be the best you can be “For your parents’ sake.” If you can do most of these things, your parents will proud of you!

Lack of self-discipline is one of the common failing of the youth; they just enjoy too much the current attraction of life. Too much of something is not good.

You can’t get too much done in life if you only working on the days when you feel good. You can’t broaden your knowledge if you only read what you like. It was my honor to receive my certificate from Prime Minister of Cambodia, graduated with honors. A degree is just the piece of paper it is not what makes a man; it is man who makes himself! It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate someone who gets high education. What I am trying to say here is if you can’t afford or don’t have time to pursue your study, you can learn by yourself.

Everybody is capable of doing something great in their life; they either don’t believe in themselves or think it’s impossible to make a difference. Many people worked so hard to get big name on the international stage. The greatest people of all time started out alone, trying to make a difference… and they did. You can too…

Everyone cannot succeed in everything they do, but just keep trying. Failing does not mean the end of everything. You should keep your self-belief, find out your weak point and improve on it. Failing to achieve is not a failure, but losing your hope and motivation is a true failure. What I am saying here is not teaching you. I am not qualified to teach anyone, but I just want to share some ideas with you guys, audiences!

Before, I was a dare-devil when I got drunk and sad, I drove very fast. It could get me killed and others too, without realizing the value of life. Now, I am no longer that person. One life is connected to many hearts. When you have a problem or lose your life, it can damage the heart of your friends, loved ones, relatives and especially your parents.

I always say the words take care of yourself to my friends. I just realized that words mean be careful, don’t get into trouble, take a good care of yourself. It basically means to eat healthy, and live healthily so you don’t get sick from neglecting your needs or health. And also the obvious things like not to do anything potentially dangerous. I used to drink alcohol a lot and I could not sleep at regular time. I thought I am a man, it was ok. Right now I know it is not about proving myself a man, it is about take a good care of myself. If I am not taking care of my health, I will hurt myself. From now on I will take a good care of myself.

Take a good care of your life my friends!

Life is wonderful!
Why? There are so many reasons that I and you can think of that makes our life wonderful. For me I am so blessed to have my lovely parents and I’m so grateful for the family and so many friends that love me and care about. There’s a lot to live for in this life. You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough. Living the inspired life means living with purpose, meaning, and intentionality. It means living out our callings. It means choosing to LIVE and not just be carried along by the circumstances of life. I Live the Inspired Life- I pray you’ll be inspired, too! I’ve learned to be self-aware, and that changed a lot of perceptions about myself, other people and life. We need to consider our actions and what the consequences will be.

That’s it. The journey that made me the man I am today. You can do whatever you want, guys, it’s your life. But, it is also about being careful, do not step on other people’s shoes and do not spit on other people’s life and don’t force a person against their will.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my long story.

January 6, 2011

How to Win a Scholarship

Filed under: Exchange Programs,Interesting and Useful Topics — dydara @ 10:41 am

How to Win a Scholarship

College Scholarships are great because it provides free money for college that doesn’t have to be paid back.

The students that win the most scholarships may not have more positive qualities than you, but they use the following strategy to get noticed by the scholarship committees:

Start ASAP and Apply Early – Many scholarships have early application deadlines, so don’t miss out on these opportunities.

Read the Requirements – Make sure you are eligible right from the start, so you’re not wasting your time. Also, never pay to apply for a scholarship, these are usually scams.

Follow Instructions Carefully – Any errors right off the bat can get your scholarship application easily denied. Proofread it. Have someone else proofread it. As important as being prepared and organized, it is equally important that you have an essay that gets you noticed. Even if you feel you master the English language, your essay should be critique by someone who has experience in essay writing. Ask an english professor to review your essay.

Neatly Presentable, Neatly Packaged – Send the Scholarship Application via Certified mail or better yet, FedEx, making your application look professional and stand out from others.

Communicate – Make sure the application is right. If you are not sure about something in the scholarship application, don’t hesitate to ask.

Check School Specific Scholarships – Check with the college you would like to attend. Usually there are many school-specific scholarships available. This alone may be able to help you in your school decision making.

Visit a financial counselor at your School – A financial counselor may be able to lead you to scholarships you don’t know about, or that aren’t listed on the web. Find Scholarships that aren’t very competitive by applying for ones that are not heavily advertised.

Be Active, Stay Active – Being in a sports team, club or some type of community service will always better your chances at receiving a college scholarship.

Maintain your Score – Keep your grades up. A higher Score will make you eligible for more scholarships, on top of increasing your chances of receiving funds.

Get Prepared:
Get letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors or leaders in your community. Choose these wisely (make copies).
Get a copy of your high school or college transcript (make copies).
Get involved in your community or in school activities. If your time is limited due to personal circumstances, working to help with family expenses is also an advantage.

Start writing an essay about your goals and what you have done to date to achieve them. Think about what makes you unique. Why do you deserve this scholarship more than anyone else?

Buy some clear plastic binders.
The goal here is to have numerous packages made up ahead of time, ready to submit to the various scholarship committees. The package will include:
a clear plastic binder and within the package the scholarship application  ( you will have to insert this later when you have received each individual application)

followed by an essay that gets you noticed

followed by your transcript (some scholarships do not require this, but if it’s impressive, send it)

followed by letters of recommendation and then place your picture in the front inside cover(on top of the application) in the lower left hand corner (this is not a requirement, but it helps to put a face to the person, for the scholarship committee deciding who receives the awards)

Get Prepared, Get Organized, Get Noticed, Be Persistent and Don’t Give Up!

International Scholarships For Cambodian, click here https://dydara.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/international-scholarships-for-cambodian/

☆ Good Luck! 🙂

January 4, 2011

International Scholarships For Cambodian

Filed under: Exchange Programs — dydara @ 11:33 am

International Scholarships For Cambodian


To see the topic called how to win a scholarship click here

https://dydara.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/how-to-win-a-scholarship/

 

Fulbright Program

http://cambodia.usembassy.gov/fulbright_program.html

Erasmus Mundus

http://ema-cambodia.blogspot.com/

2011 MONBUKAGAKUSHO Scholarships
http://www.kh.emb-japan.go.jp/scholarship/monkasho2011.htm

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

DEEWR/Australian Gov’t

MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 31 Jan 2011 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course runs from 1 Jul-30 Nov 2011

Last updated: 02 Jan 2011 |

VLIR-UOS Masters Degree Scholarships for Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS
Master’s Degree

Deadline: 1 February (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts September 2011

Last updated: 21 Dec 2010 |

Reach Oxford Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Country Students

University of Oxford
Undergraduate Degree

Deadline: 25 Feb 2011 (annual)
Study in: London, UK
Course starts October 2011

Last updated: 19 Dec 2010 |

UNESCO-Japan Research Fellowships for Developing Countries

UNESCO/Japan
Research Fellowships

Deadline: 7 Jan 2011 (annual)
Study in: any country
Next course starts Sept 2011

Last updated: 18 Nov 2010 |

VLIR-UOS Training Scholarships for Developing Countries

VLIR-UOS
Training

Deadline: 1 February (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts 2011

Last updated: 16 Nov 2010 |

CUD Development Scholarships for Developing Countries

CUD/CIUF
MS Degree/Training

Deadline: 15 Feb 2011* (annual)
Study in:  Belgium
Course starts September 2011

Last updated: 02 Nov 2010 |

Japan Human Resource Development Scholarships (JDS) for Developing Countries in Asia

Japanese Government
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: Sept-Oct 2010 (annual)
Study in:  Japan
Next course starts Aug-Oct 2011

Last updated: 21 Aug 2010 |

DAAD Masters Scholarships in Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG)

DAAD
Masters (MA/MS) Degree

Deadline: 15 August 2010
Study in:  Germany
Next course starts 2011

Last updated: 22 Jun 2010 |

SEARCA MS/PhD Scholarships for Southeast Asians

SEARCA
MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 July (annual)
Study in:  Southeast Asia
Next course starts 2011

Last updated: 06 Apr 2010 |

IDB Scholarships for Muslims in Africa and Asia

Islamic Development Bank
Bachelors (BS) Degree

Deadline: Rolling
Study in:  any Country
Course starts 2010/2011

Last updated: 06 Apr 2010 |

Endeavour Executive Scholarship Awards

DEEWR/Australian Gov’t
Short Course/Training

Deadline: 31 July 2010 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Next course starts:15 Jan-30 Nov 2011

Last updated: 04 Apr 2010 |

Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

Korean Government
MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: April-May 2010 (annual)
Study in: Korea
Course starts  September 2010

Last updated: 31 Mar 2010 |

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships

Australian Government
MS/PhD Degree

Deadline: 30 June 2010 (annual)
Study in:  Australia
Course starts 2011 Intake

Last updated: 09 Mar 2010 |

Global Distance Learning Scholarships for Africans and Asians at University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 31 May 2010 (Annual)
Study in:  any Country (online)
Course starts 2010

Last updated: 05 Mar 2010 |

Fondation Rainbow Bridge MBA Scholarships for African and Asian Women

Fondation Rainbow Bridge
MBA Degree

Deadline: Rolling
Study in:  Paris, France
Course starts September 2010

Last updated: 03 Mar 2010 |

ASEAN Foundation Scholarships in Development, Environment, and IT for ASEAN Nationals

ASEAN Foundation
Masters (MS) Degree

Deadline: 15 May/15 Nov(annual)
Study in:  Singapore
Course starts January 2011

Source link: http://www.scholars4dev.com/tag/scholarships-for-cambodians/#ixzz1A2NFNW8C

August 13, 2010

Summer Youth Camp 2010

Filed under: Exchange Programs — dydara @ 9:43 pm

Summer Youth Camp is just end but Our friendship is just begin !!!!!!!

Summer Youth Camp was awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

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It’s time to camp in my home country. In this camp I have learned more about history and culture of my beautiful country. I have learn new things and have share experiences with each other.

300 of Cambodian youths go to summer youth camp to delight not only time out from home, just to study or experience new things. Summertime youth camps as well provide a way for youths of all ages and backgrounds to diversify their views and experience new situations, particularly when youngsters from various parts of the city come together under one roof.


The Ministry of Education Youth and Sport organized the summer Youth Camp 2010 on 3-13 August,2010 at Siem Reap on the theme of ‘‘Cambodia, My homeland’’

Objectives

To deepen the participants’ knowledge on the spirit of National Identity

To educate participants to find out and understand about their motherland, life style, national heritage, tradition, culture, Khmer classes, Khmer dance, music, cuisine and especially the development for all aspects of the country led by the Royal Government of Cambodia

To broaden and strengthen network and cooperation with Cambodian expatriates

To participate and develop the country

To give the opportunity to Cambodian expatriate youth to meet other expatriate Khmer youth from other countries.

Worworkshop on “Youth and Participation in the National Development”

Date and Venue

Date: 3 to 13 August 2010

Venue: Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

300 participants: from 32 universities and 2 youth associations. They were selected by their universities.

To see my photo album click here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=251161&id=541146356

Looking at these pictures, brought loads of memories to me! 🙂
With love and many wonderful memories, Dy Dara.

April 22, 2010

IYF Global Camp

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IYF Global Camp is a 10-day camp where
international university students travel    overseas to meet people and cultures from    various countries.
Global Camp broadens the horizon of both    international, as well as local university    students, through cultural ties and the    exchange of fellowship, which essentially    cultivates qualities and abilities necessary to    lead in the 21st century.

• Over 1,000 students participated in Global Camps held at Hawaii in 2006 and Bangkok    in 2007 and  2,500 students for 2008 in Wollongong, Australia.
• The first Global Camp was held in 2005 in Wollongong, Australia. Since then, the    Wollongong City    Council, championed by Lord Mayor Alex Darling, formed sistership    ties with IYF.
• The goal of Global Camp is to give wings of hope and lead the youth today to    experience world    of the heart which eventually transform students from within.

That’s awesome Program 🙂

April 2, 2010

Youth Camp for Asia’s Future

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Aboard the Korean Air, 9 Cambodian delegates and one national leader seated close to each other unequivocally excited and expectant of what Korea has to offer soon after landing at Incheon International Airport at Seoul, South Korea.

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SOME 10 local students join this program, participants from 23 countries in the annual ‘Youth Camp for Asia’s Future 2008’ in South Korea to enhance their understanding of Asia and promote mutual cooperation and friendship for the peace and prosperity of Asia.

When I joined youth exchange program. I met a lot of incredible and talented people. There are a lot of cool boys and girls out there. I admired their beauty and personality. They are good at express their ideas. They’ve got something to represent their countries. 🙂

July 29th ~ August 18th 2008 (21days).
The camp will also see the participants involved in the Asian Youth Forum in the exchange of opinions from youths and leaders on issues and policies related to youths from participating nations.

Youth camp members will also participate in the Asian Youth Festival where they will showcase their country’s cultures.

The camp, themed, ‘Asian youths with creative Asia’, will include other programmes and activities, including Korean language classes, field trip to industrial sites and electronic companies, as well as a home-stay programme with a Korean family for three nights.

I never know that Pinoy girl were up to this beautiful. She impressed me the most out of Youth Camp Girls by her beauty and personality. :) Remember, those whose lives you have touched and whose have touched yours are always a part of you.

One thing I love the most about Youth camp was: I met THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS.

To find out who she is, click here:

https://dydara.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/the-girl-of-my-dreams/

Participants will also attend a special lecture on ‘Creative Asia and Its Future in the International Society’ .

The participants aged 17-24 years were selected based on a written essay to test their level of English proficiency .

The youth camp, hosted by South Korea’s Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs of Korea, will be participated by 270 youths from 23 Asian nations. I was participated in Youth Camp for Asia’s Future 2008 in South Korea; Organized cultural performance and exhibition to enhance understanding on Korea through cultural experiences and to promote mutual cooperation and friendship for the peace and prosperity of Asia.My life is very interesting when I am on youth exchange program.

A fun-loving person like me really know how to make the most of everything. That time I was a broken heart man, but when I look back at the photos I really had a great time! 🙂 Day time I enjoyed seeing beautiful places and Nite time I enjoyed playing video game and drinking beer. Miss you guys! 😀

Ask how someone feel, and don’t assume you know how someone feel on any given day.
Don’t make assumptions based on outward appearances. he or she may look fine on the outside, while inside he/she is suffering.

Position: National Leader of Cambodia Contingent

That Was a Nice Program!!!

June

han river cruise

My best memory in South Korea is Han River cruise.​

ខ្ញុំគ្រាន់តែចង់ថតរូបលេងនិងខ្ញុំគ្រាន់តែឲនាងក្នុងន័យមិត្តភាពតែមិត្តខ្ញុំឃើញថតបែបនេះដែលជិះសាឡាងជុំគ្នាជាង២០០នាក់មានមិត្តជាច្រើនបានស្រែកហ៊ូឈ្មោះរបស់ខ្ញុំ “Dara! Dara! Dara!”​ ខ្ញុំអៀនឡើងក្រហមមុខ

 Memory lasts a lifetime!  This was one of my best memories in South Korea, we enjoyed the night cruise on the Han River with the stunning Seoul night skyline in the background. Correct me if I was wrong, thanks, many of my friends were chanting my name “Oh! Oh! Dara! Dara! Dara!” and then she ran. . I smiled and laughed while I was trying to think about that day!  During the program I really made a lot of silly things to make people laugh! 🙂

March 31, 2010

SSEAYP: Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program

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My parents and SSEAYP family are my source of inspiration. 🙂 

No doubt  is  the  most  enjoyable  experience  ever  in  my  life. 🙂

SSEAYP 2005

Not a day goes by I don’t think about two people and two journeys! The two people are my ex-lover and the girl of my dreams. And the journeys are SSEAYP and peace boat, the journey in my dreams. The ex-lover and SSEAYP are the past, but you know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The girl of my dreams and the journey in my dreams are just the dreams. But these dreams give me smile and hope! J


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My proud moment

My proud moment

Youth is a once in a lifetime gift. Make it memorable and meaningful. I am talking about memorable fun, memorable achievement and at the same time make a meaningful contribution to the world. 🙂 


Experience the world through the eyes of Travelers! 🙂 The most amazing trip I’ve had to date.

I still get goosebumps, for it was one of the most enriching experiences of my life!!!
I remember thinking it almost felt like I was coming up on alcohol and get high. I was giggling at everything, and was amazed and how beautiful everything was starting to look. I knew I was in for a great trip.

SSEAYP has made it to the headlines in various media reports. Because of SSEAYP I got interview on local TV, Thai TV5 and now Youth Leader Magazine.

I had the honor to be interviewed for Youth Leader Magazine. Thank you so much YL Magazine, you did a big favor for me! It is with great honor and privilege that I am describing mybeloved program.

Any special memories?

I remember 2005, that was the year I participated in SSEAYP and one of the best years of my life. Actually, I have some special memories out there, here they are:

I set foot in the ship at port Klang, Malaysia on November 8, 2005. You know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The minute I walked into the ship, I went, oh yeah, that’s amazing. That’s where it all started for SSEAYP 2005. 6 years seems like yesterday!

Delegation pay a courtesy call on Cambodia Prime Minister H.E. Samdech Hun Sen

On board the ship, I watched the sunset.

I drank beers with youth participants.

It was so cold when the ship nearly reached Tokyo, I am not sure that’s me or my friends who said “let’s take off our shirts.” I miss that time so much!

Click here to see edited article w… asia.youth-leader dot org/?p=3208. I cannot write a full link. WordPress doesn’t allow user to link to any other address.

We only get one life so we owe it to ourselves to see as much of this beautiful world as possible. For many of us, lying on a beach for two weeks each year is just not enough any more. We want to see ancient monuments, extraordinary scenery, endangered wildlife, foreign culture, architecture and art- Places that give us the chance to grow and expand our horizons. SSEAYP  has all these things.


SSEAYP stand for Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program

You have checked it out blog of a SSEAYP sick patient : Dy Dara. He’s a Cambodian Participating Youth (CPY) of The 32th SSEAYP 2005, part of Solidarity Group D (SG-D), (won the best cheer) He hopes that by writing this blog he can share a little bit about his love of SSEAYP, nippon maru, and also his passion… and as well to fulfill his post-program oath to himself.

It’s the story of the best program ever called as Ship for South East Asian Youth Program… a program that has been changing the youth’s life, vision and future, and I was lucky that I was there in 2005!

This program brought out the best in me as a Cambodia youth. It has opened my eyes to understand other cultures and traditions, brought new friends and foster families, made me feel proud as a citizen of the ASEAN and Japan ommunity of nations, and challenged me to develop a vision of progress for my country.

I set foot in the ship at port Klang, Malaysia on November 8, 2005. You know, in life, the first act, always exciting. The minute I walked in the ship, I went, Oh yeah, that’s amazing. That's where it all started for SSEAYP 2005. 6 years seems like yesterday!

In Malaysia, where my first home stay was, I have learned hospitality. 

  • Do you think it is  cool if you can join a program that gather more than 300 youth from 10 south east asia countries plus Japan, for 50+ days on a cruise ship  that sails throughout southeast asian and japan?
  • Do you agree that listening, getting to know, understanding, and exchanging ideas among 300+ youth will benefit your knowledge and your way of seeing things?
  • Do you believe that mutual understanding, friendship, peace and respect must be acknowledge among south east asian countries and japan?

Nagoya Castle


When I started my trip, my greatest expectations were for the numerous countries that we were going to visit. Soon I realized that they are just one small part of something much bigger. Every day on board was full of various activities, and there were countless opportunities to experience new things that I normally would not have chance to do. Those activities also widened my awareness of the world, of environmental and peace related topics, and many more. One of the greatest things was making lots of new friends around the world, and of course on the ship itself. It was truly an amazing experience!

The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program started in year 1974 after a positive reorganization of the Japanese Youth Goodwill Cruise Program in order to achieve a wider exchange among youths from countries in South-East Asia and Japan. This Program offers the opportunity for young people in Japan and youth from South-East Asia, by sharing life together on the Ship for South-East Asian Youth named “Nippon Maru”, to study and discuss common problems from a global point of view and to be engaged in various activities on board the ship as well as in the visited countries.

By doing this, the Program aims at promoting mutual understanding and friendship, at expanding global perspectives, at fostering the spirit of international cooperation and the will to practice it, and at bringing up young people who will play the leading role in various fields of internationalizing society. Furthermore, their contribution to youth development activities after the program is also expected.

I was a participant in the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program 2005 (SSEAYP) in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Philippines, and Japan; assisting cultural performances, club activity, discussion, and other affairs of Cambodia Contingent, joined in various assigned program both on board the ship and visited country to broaden international outlook and better cultural understanding, promote mutual friendship and build global communication.

Maybe more of a time commitment. But you’ll be a part of something exciting, SSEAYP. 🙂

I like this program so much. SSEAYP – A life-changing experience! A program that has been changing the youth’s life, vision and future. It develops talented people. I think many SSEAYP participants have a good career and helps some people do their business well because of this program. The big influence and positively affect for my life, For me, it improves myself and my philosophy of life. SSEAYP shaped my interest in patriotism, volunteer, culture, share and contribute to society. Without SSEAYP, I don’t know what my life would be. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. :) I am very grateful that I have been a part of this awesome program; it gives me a great sense of pride. :) It’s an honor and I will never forget it.

I have learned a lot from pre-departure training and during the program, how to share, love and appreciate people. learn how to be a sweet person and learn how to do for others more than you do for yourself. Thank you guys! 🙂

It is a program that travel by cruise ship, it was not only my first time on cruise ship, but it was also on flight and train.

I met a lot of incredible and talented people. I have learned a lot from them. I can tell a few example here”  it is not a problem if you think it is a problem it makes you have a problem”  and” learn to satisfy.” For instance, I took a picture and I don’t’ like the way I look or pose learn to make yourself satisfy with that. I am a happy man before I heard that words but that words make me even happier. I learned this from someone, I cannot remember who. So if it was you, please jump in and remind me so that I can give you credit. The idea is that you should think like a digger who dig a big amount of land just to find small diamonds. which means you should see his good deeds rather than their bad deeds.(may be My National Leader of youth contingent) which helps me to work well with other people.

♥ SSEAYP, you’ve given me so much, so far beyond my expectation.
You are the one journey that I will never ever regret taking.
To CPY 05 and some SIC members who taught me during PDT, you guys are not my friends anymore, you all were inaugurated to be my brothers and sister 6 years ago. 😀 Let the memories of togetherness stay forever in our hearts. I always miss your comments, jokes, laughs and everything about you guys. (2011)
We love each other as a family and this is the other family of mine called SSEAYP family.♥ Family isn’t whose blood you carry.
lt’s who you love and who loves you.♥  These experiences from this program was an unforgettable moment of my life. This was the Best program Ever !!!!.

SSEAYP family

It was an unforgettable moment of my life.

This was the Best program Ever !!!!

A life-changing experience!

Words really can’t quite describe the thrill of actually being here.

SSEAYP was awesome. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

The second things I really miss the most for my life right now is SSEAYP Program.

SSEAYP 2005 ended, that memories is not end, it is still sailing in my mind forever.

A program that keeps me talk about it for a very very long time.


My blog inspired by SSEAYP.
https://dydara.wordpress.com/

After the trip I end up a better man. I will make sure that this experince doesn’t go away.

May  SSEAYP Long Live 🙂

កម្មវិធីនាវាយុវជនអាស៊ីអាគេ្នយ៍ ២០១០ (SSEAYP 2010)

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