Date 25, August, 2015
Phnom Penh: On Sunday, August 30, 2015, Urban Voice is organizing another Task Force Meeting that will visit the Andong Community which is an urban poor community located in a suburb of Phnom Penh. This will take place along with 30 participants including youths and students in order to give the outside world a thoughtful insight and deep understanding on the resource-and-asset-deprived living standard of people in poor communities.
Andong is an informal settlement, which houses more than 1,500 families who have been evicted from central Phnom Penh to live on a piece of land with little safe water, sanitation, health, and proper education. People are denied of equal rights of adequate housing and are now facing discrimination due to the fact that the whole community is being marginalized.
The Task Force Meeting is a fun activity where participants will be able to network and get to know other likeminded people interested in learning about urban issues in Phnom Penh. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from community members about their resilience in responding to the hardships, injustice, deprivation, oppression, and inequality experienced by the community. This will enable participants to better understand the reality of other Cambodians living in informal settlements.
After the visit, participants will have the chance to express their ideas and discuss what they have learned and experienced in the Andong Community. Facilitators will also help participants engage with the Urban Voice to become ‘Citizen Journalists’ that are able to help monitor urban issues in Phnom Penh. This will help Urban Voice advocate for the mitigation of urban issues in Phnom Penh, similar to the urban issues witnessed by participants in Andong Community.
Visiting the community with Urban Voice Cambodia is open and free for all participants. In addition, the participants will get an Urban Voice T-shirt, notebook and pen, as well as a special lunch with the Urban Voice Team.
Should you be interested in visiting Andong Community, please register with Urban Voice Cambodia. Participation is on a first come, first served basis.
Register by email or phone call
Hand Phone 097 264 0056/ 0969090777