The AYVP aims to develop and support the ASEAN Youth volunteerism for innovative solutions to the social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges facing communities across ASEAN. The programme’s purpose is to send AYVP volunteers to carry out work in other ASEAN countries, priority has been given to Cambodia, Philippines, and Myanmar.
The AYVP secretariat developed its first country programme in Cambodia, developing some pilot tools, structure and principles that can provide direction and be replicated in different ASEAN countries with various partners.
Krakor floating village, Cambodia was selected as one target community for 2015 project.The ASEAN with the funding support of the USAID, developed Youth Volunteer programme called “ASEAN Youth Volunteer Program (AYVP)” for the ASEAN Countries. The execution of this programme has been assigned to the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia -UKM), which serves as the AYVP secretariat, leading its implementation.
IFRC Bangkok office and AYVP conducted a preparation meeting in Malaysia June 9-10 and concluded that the activities were to be carried in June, July and August into three phases in Phnom Penh and Kraker village, Cambodia:
- Phase 1: Program planning (June 18-19, AYVP facilitators’ training and field visit)
- Phase 2: Identification and assessment (July 10-15, to Kraker village by the technical trainers of IFRC and AYVP). See the water, sanitation and hygiene KAP (knowledge Attitude and practices) assessment in Kraker village.
- Phase 3: Programme Implementation (August 2-29)