Tour Guide Training
The vision of the tour guide training is for each tour offered by the Anlong Veng Peace Center to be guided by one survivor and one former member of the Khmer Rouge. Hearing stories from both sides of the conflict will generate a much more powerful, complex, and informative discussion as the historical sites are visited, thereby fostering peace through memory and reconciliation. The overarching goal is to expand the national curriculum to include the entire
trajectory of the Khmer Rouge movement (circa 1955 to 1999). By passing a detailed history of the Khmer Rouge movement to younger generations of Cambodians, it is hoped that lessons learned from Cambodia’s violent past will be retained. The specific objectives are to establish and implement a tour guide training program to train at least thirty local tour guides. This initiative is part of the larger effort to establish a genocide prevention education program.