The COURAGOUS TURTLE project has been developed by three Non-Governmental Associations (NGOs), all based in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. The “Cambodian-German Cultural Association” (KDKG e.V.) is the umbrella organisation comprising the activities carried out by Cambodia’s only independent cultural center Meta House. “Khmer Art Action” (KAA) seeks to foster intergenerational dialogue through performing arts. “Youth for Peace” (YfP) follows a participatory and consultative approach in engaging youth to find peaceful solutions to social conflict and injustice.
THE COURAGEOUS TURTLE is funded the German “zivik” program. As part of the “Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations” (ifa), the program advises NGOs and the German “Federal Foreign Office” on civilian conflict resolution. The zivik team promotes, documents and evaluates projects implemented in crisis regions throughout the world. Its activities are financed through funding provided by the German “Federal Foreign Office”.
Access to schools and universities is ensured through an “Memorandum of Understanding“ between KDKG e.V. and the Cambodian “Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports“ (MoEYS). The COURAGEOUS TURTLE project has been proposed to the “Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia” (ECCC) as a “Judicial Reparation Project” and is currently listed under the ''Guarantee of Non-repetition'' proposed list, in cooperation with the Victims Support Section (VSS) and the Civil Party Lead Co-Lawyers of the ECCC.