Youth House Project MISSION to promote Good Governance and citizenship in the grassroots, using modern concepts of democratic education and direct democracy and to adopt these concepts effectively into the Cambodian context. VISION to engender a grassroots movement of citizenship.
 THE NATIONAL YOUTH POLICY ACTION PLAN PROPOSES TO “create municipal/provincial youth centers that provide multiple services including education and skills training, ... arts and cultural events and leisure and recreation. “
 THE UN-REPORT “SITUATION ANALYSIS OF YOUTH IN CAMBODIA“ RECOMMENDED TO “establish a number of youth centers that offer opportunities for young people to participate in civil and community life and access opportunities for non-formal education, leisure and recreation“
 LENA WALLQUIST SAYS IN HER REPORT ABOUT THE YOUTH SITUATION IN CAMBODIA “that there is a great need for youth centers [in Cambodia] with the possibilities to study, play game, take part in trainings, create youth clubs etc.“ More information please click here.
Youth Participation Project (YPP)
In the YPP, there are three Teams, each consisting of a Cambodian and a German volunteer. They are supervised by a Project Leader from Youth for Peace in Phnom Penh.
The project aims at giving youths a greater share in local decision-making processes, thus using the process of decentralization to the advantage of the youths. The target area of the project is Ek Phnom district, where the Team operates in Prek Luong, Prek Kbop and Prek Norin communes. The teams are:
The Training Team provides workshops to the youths about subjects such as “Good Governance”, “Non-violence”, “Commune Council workings” or environmental issues. It also provides a mobile library to encourage youths to read and acquire knowledge for themselves.
The Communications and Publications Team gathers information from the other Teams’ activities and publishes them in a quarterly newsletter. It is also responsible for the contact with cooperation NGOs
The Advocacy Team is responsible for building up a youth network in the target commune and organizes regular meetings to identify and discuss the youths’ issues in their communes, with the aim of finding solution strategies and getting the youths involved with the commune council. It also organizes Forums, where the youths have a chance to meet and ask questions to authorities and field trips where youths can get information about a particular topic.
The YPP has two cooperation projects:
DED Informal Settlement Program / Cambodian Volunteers for Society (CVS): YPP volunteers help to establish youth activities in the Informal Settlements and ensure the youth´s participation in this project.
Children’s Future International (CFI) in Ek Phnom: YPP volunteers support the formal/informal education in Children`s Future International`s School. Furthermore YPP implements it´s training projects in CFI. More information please click here.