If a man can play sport, why can’t a woman? If a man is a human, is a woman is human too?
Man and woman are having equal right in anything but society shaped woman to be less powerful than man. This is the world we’re all living in. This is the problem that we all need to tackle for the rights of every human being.
Female Frisbee League is a project that creates the first Cambodian frisbee league that is replicable and scalable, enabling empowerment of rural girls in Cambodia, challenging female stereotyping, through the facilitation of a more gender-equitable environment.
It was easy to motivate girls to play frisbee but it was hard to motivate them to train under the hot sun. But we still have many girls show up at the training. That’s my motivation to keep sacrificing my Saturday for the training. It’s a new sport for girls and Cambodia. But the girls did a great job during the training. Their smiles, encouragement, and teamwork inspired me to keep working hard with my team to make the league run smoothly. It turns out that everything went really well. We got Smart as our sponsor and we partner with the ministry to work with the schools in Kampong Speu. They’re very supportive which I believe that the frisbee project runs smoothly and hopefully can be replicated to other schools around Cambodia.
My main role in the project is a communicator between our sponsor and Liger. I need to contact Smart frequently to keep them update and get everything my team needs. I like this position because I can improve my networking skill with a wide range of people/companies. I also believe that it’s a good opportunity to show my skill to open up my job market in the future in the networking field. Moreover, I am a frisbee trainer.
I want to see every human being have an equal right in this world. This is my vision and this is my belief for Cambodia: everyone has the same opportunity and apart of the change-maker for this country.
Keep The Pack is a project that’s focusing on creating a campaign to decrease packaging. We believe that some products do not need a lot of packaging but the company tends to do them for beauty. We targeted through Facebook, Keep The Pack, because according to our research many Cambodian use Facebook. That’s why we choose to have that platform to spread the word around.
My role in Keep The Pack is a Facebook manager where I need to create many creative videos that’s catchy and short and different challenges about reducing plastic packaging.
This video is about Mother’s Day where I try to convey a message of showing a love their mother and the earth godmother by not using plastic.
Do you realize how much packaging we all accept every day? Things like boxes, wrappers, bags, etc. When we get home, a lot of this gets thrown away in just a few minutes. Let's make companies stop using unnecessary packaging by refusing to accept it. #KeepThePack #UseLessOfTheUseless
Education is not a physical thing but its logical element of how we structure our brain. Education will help to guide people throughout life in decision-making and evaluating. It’s an element of life.
If we go back to Cambodia history, we can understand why many Cambodians’ education is still limited: war and revolution. Lack of accessibility to education is one thing but students interest in learning is a big part. In order to gain their interest, my team and I must invest a lot of time and effort to it because we had many issues due to lack of communication with the school and also our team, time management, miss school, and technical errors. But we always kept pushing ourselves to work hard and positively solve those facets to help to fulfil the students future. Now, both labs are in Takeo which will be easier for us to visit by having one trip that will go to both schools.
I don’t have a specific role for the team for this year because I just got back and it seems like everyone does everything. Basically, we share works so that we can speed up the process because we want everything to run smoothly for the next school year.
I hope my time in the exploration has impacted the group and also the students to be ready for their future. It’s my vision: create change for Cambodia; I will keep working hard for the future of Cambodia.
What’s cool about this year for my literacy class was that I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Liger Leadership team. The lessons for the class were very enjoyable and I felt like I love literacy more than before. Personally, I don’t really like reading and when I read something, I don’t really understand it. But, after Cara introduced me to The Rent Collecter book, I really enjoyed reading the story and it has changed my life. My perspective toward the world and life have changed after reading this inspiring story.
I have attended in Solar Pi exploration which helps to install the computer labs for two government schools in Takeo province and in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The government schools are facing many problems with lack of technology education and limited to electricity. Our group wanted a computer lab to run on a solar panel system because it is environmental-friendly. Moreover, we intend to provide three curriculums with the computer labs, one being an English learning curriculum designed for Khmer speakers, teaching 3D design, and basic coding. I believe the new English program that we’re going to implement will improve students English skill a lot. Besides that, we’re also doing an evaluation of the English program and the 3D design to see if the program can be implemented in all government school or not. With a strong support from the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, we’re lucky to make this plan going well.
Last week, our team went to install the computer labs at Toul Prasat Sen Sok High School and did the students training as well as teachers training. For students, we were explaining about the English program and the main tool of the program that needed to know before using the computer labs. Basically, it was an amazing day which we gave full energy to work for the future plans.
Moreover, I am responsible for checking up the progress of the English program in Takeo. So I will go to the school every month to follow up the school and also collect data from our system there. I love this project and as mentioned it’s my passion, so I really enjoy and enthusiastic about this project as always.
In the Journeys of Change(JoC) bike tour experience, I have done many things such as updating the Facebook page and post new stories for our target audience to see, listed on Trip Advisor, created JoC page in Evensi website and finding the location for our outreaching. Let me introduce myself and my position in Journeys of Change. I am a marketing manager which responsible finding clients. Here are the websites of JoC:
Along the way to New Hope for Cambodian Children foundation(NHCC), I was thinking about how they look because when I was young I have heard from other people saying that PLHIV looks skinny. But after I’ve been there, everything is opposite. Everyone were healthy and they live happily. The reason that we all have many expectations or stigma and myth about HIV because we’re uneducated about HIV.
Those kids that were in NHCC were orphans because their parents died from HIV/AIDS and their relative don’t want them and gave them to NHCC; but some of them, their parent don’t want them because they have HIV and they don’t want to spend money on the treatment. Those kids don’t have any place to go and if no one helps them they’ll die quickly. NHCC is the new home and new hope for them.
I still remember a boy learning in grade 4, coming from Kampong Cham since he was young and he has no idea who his parent was, his village or district. He mentioned that NHCC was his home and in the future, he wants to be a doctor. Then I continue asking why does he want to become a doctor and he replied that he wants to help other people in this world. He had made my day.
At NHCC, we’ve eaten launch with them and playing soccer as well. I felt like they are just a regular people like us, those myths and stigma are trash. They can do everything just like us.
In term of having HIV, you’ll face many problems such as education because the school will not open many opportunities for them and even if they want to be an employee they can’t too, as long as they keep the secret about it. If they don’t have job, they don’t have money to feed themself and health care or treatments. No one wants to take care PLHIV because of people stigmatization and myth about it, but mainly they are uneducated about HIV. Many of orphanage rejected to PLHIV and don’t care about their life. But again only NHCC is their new home, new hope.
I have attended in Dinosaur exploration which mainly researching about the footprints that have been found at Battambang. After the exploration has finished, we’re still working seriously on this project and have been working with Thai palaeontologist and French geologist and palaeontologist on this dinosaur footprints. After working so hard with the training sessions with them, we were having the trip to Battambang to the site and after a very closely look and deeply think about geology the footprint was not a dinosaur because these holds were the foot casts(the water flow which makes it into some type of three toes leg footprints). It was sad to hear that because we’ve worked on that project for a long time and hard work. But it was good for us to know that it was not the real dinosaur footprints. That’s why we want to work with experts on it. Though this is not the end and we’re keeping continue with this project and taking this project with a different angle. Now we’re thinking about making a museum that is storing fossils, rocks and many other things. Then we’re planning about educate people about geology and much more into the topic of science.
On the 20th January, it’s the second time of the Journeys of Change bike tour and I was selected to be one of the tour guides. It was my first time doing the head guide and I have to know all the stops. There were two trainees that train to be Journeys of Change tour guide and each of them chose 1 stops to present which left 10 stops for me. But the tour was fine and we were made and the trainees were impressed by the guests.
If you’re planning to come to Cambodia and want to explore Cambodia changes through time, you can choose Journeys of Change bike tour. Further information check Journeys of Change blog and Facebook.
The start of school 2017-2018, I’m attending in physic class and we’re learning about kinematic. Based on the definition on the internet, the word kinematic is the branch of mechanics concerned with the motion of objects without reference to the forces which cause the motion.
There are fours equation in kinematic which uses to identify distance(d), time(t), a(acceleration), gravitational(g), Initial Velocity(Vi) and Final Velocity(Vf).
Keep in mind that something starts from rest then Vi is zero but if something comes to a stop then Vf is zero. If something falls down then it will be negative acceleration which is the gravity of -9.8m/s2. Related to negative acceleration is when something falls down or deceleration. Lastly, when throwing an object straight up and it comes back down at the same place without air resistance so the Vi is equal to Vf.