Kampong Thom: 22 August 2017
The Baray district office cooperated with Peace Bridges Organization to open the course, “Effective Conflict Resolution and Transformation,” at the Baray district office in Kampong Thom province. In attendance were 20 people, including 16 women and four men. These men and women are members of the commune councils in 18 communes. The participants are Buddhist and Muslim, represent three political parties, and work as government and inter-district officials, and staff at the district Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
Mrs. Lim Phalla, the Baray district governor, shared with the trainees at the opening event. “Please give your undivided attention to learn these new skills and knowledge and then serve the people in your communes. You must be able to work together. Who else will help the communities address their conflicts?”
This course will include six sessions, each of which includes three full days of training. The trainers of this course include Peace Bridges’ own staff, Mrs. Moeung Solida and Keut Chhunly, as well as Mrs. Kay Somat, a member of the Baray commune council, and Mrs. Ros Sophea, the head of the Baray district office and peacebuilder who graduated in 2017.