Peace and Human Rights Study Tour
The Anlong Veng study tour is centered on teaching peace and human rights-related topics to students through a physical tour of the history of Anlong Veng and a focused study of the Khmer Rouge period. The project leverages local survivors, who tell their stories during the Khmer Rouge period. Many individuals are former Khmer Rouge cadres, which is important as it gives students an opportunity to ask direct questions on why people participated in the movement and how it affected them. The tour also engages persons who were victims of the Khmer Rouge movement (both people who suffered and those who lost family members).
The tour is an important mechanism for expanding the teaching of this history beyond the school textbook by providing in-person accounts of the history. The tours are also important as they serve as a bridge between communities dominated by former Khmer Rouge and communities of surviving victims and the next generation.