The Youth Project is organized by Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) and twelve active young professional. The project is possible thank to the funding of DED.
Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT) was founded by Meas Kim Seng and Hallam Goad in September 2005. The two first met in 1997 whilst working at the Urban Resource Centre (URC) in Phnom Penh. Their journeys up to that point had been markedly different – Seng having survived a childhood during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime followed by years of Civil War, while Hallam experienced a distinctly less traumatic upbringing in leafy England. It was their training that brought them together, Seng in Architecture and Hallam in Landscape Architecture, as well as a shared sense of wanting to use these skills in a sector of society often overlooked in the formal planning process – the urban poor.
During its five years of existence, STT has established itself as a small but significant? key actor working with housing and urban poor issues in Phnom Penh? Cambodia. It is perceived as an important and positive actor by a variety of stakeholders, not least urban poor communities.
Over the years, STT has been involved in upgrading, surveying, and mapping urban poor communities, conducting ground-breaking research on urban poor issues, as well as raising awareness of these through alternatives means, such as sports and the arts.
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