It’s a platform where organizations, artists and beneficiaries can meet and share experiences, methodologies, and best practices to build PEACE. It’s a place enabling to create a comprehensive leadership program for Khmer youth, using yoga, meditation, the arts and techniques of non-violent communication, with the goal of tackling contemporary social issues in constructive ways and not repeating the cycles of violence of past generations. Peace Camp is organized yearly with a different theme related to peace building. This year, the theme was Volunteerism, Environmental issues and Inner Peace.
II. PEACE CURRICULUM
AZAHAR Foundation organizes a Peace Curriculum in Phnom Penh that is geared towards young people between 16 to 25 years of age. AZAHAR Foundation proposes that this Inner Peace can be reached through the practices of Yoga and Meditation, coupled with creative arts, and supported by specific methodologies of non-violent communication, conflict resolution and youth leadership. Its objective is to awaken interest in a specialization of any of the subjects offered, with the goal for participants to become effective leaders and peacekeepers in their respective communities. The main subjects are Non-Violent Communication, Leadership, Women’s Empowerment, Art Therapy (Dance, Poetry, Circus, Bokator) and Yoga / Meditation.
III. YOGA FOR ALL
AZAHAR Foundation aims at providing yoga to a wide amount of Cambodian people. Under privilege kids and young people are our main targets but we also provide yoga to adults who are looking for stress relief and well-being. Yoga for ALL reach people from all over the country, not only in main cities. We work with many partners who are already active in the communities.