Female Frisbee League

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 Exploration

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.

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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.

រីករាយទិវាមាតាពិភពលោក

ចែករំលែក សេចក្ដីស្រឡាញ់ទៅដល់អ្នកម្ដាយគ្រប់រូប ដោយចូលរួមកាត់បន្ថយការប្រើប្រាស់ប្លាស្ទិក ក៏ដូចជាបង្ហាញនូវសេចក្ដីស្រឡាញ់​ដ៏ធំធេង ចំពោះមាតាធម្មជាតិ។ >>>រីករាយទិវាមាតាពិភពលោក<<<ថ្ងៃ​ទី​ ១២​ ខែ​ ឧសភា​ ឆ្នាំ​ ២០១៩#KeepThePack

បាន​បង្ហោះ​ដោយ Keep the Pack នៅ អាទិត្យ 5 ឧសភា 2019

 

This is a video about Khmer New Year with a message of not using plastic for those three specific days.

មិនប្រើប្លាស្ទិកនៅថ្ងៃចូលឆ្នាំខ្មែរ ដោយ Keep The Pack

អបអរសារទពិធីបុណ្បចូលឆ្នាំខ្មែរប្រពៃណីជាតិ! ចូរយើងជួយកាត់បន្ថយការប្រើប្រាស់ថង់ប្លាស្ទិក ឬការវិចខ្ចប់ក្នុងករណីណាមួយ ក្នងកំឡុងពេលបុណ្យចូលឆ្នាំខ្មែរនាពេលខាងមុខនេះ ដើម្បីកម្ពុជា។ សូមបន្តចែករំលែកប្រាប់តៗគ្នា ដើម្បីសម្រស់ប្រទេសយើង!>>>បើមានកំហុសលើប្រការណាមួយ ដែលទាក់ទងជាមួយរឿងខ្លីនេះ សូមអភ័យទោសទុកជាមុន។<<< #KeepThePack

បាន​បង្ហោះ​ដោយ Keep the Pack នៅ ព្រហស្បតិ៍ 4 មេសា 2019

 

We also have another page that targeted internationally with the same intention as Keep The Pack that focusing on local.  

Use less of the Useless

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

បាន​បង្ហោះ​ដោយ Keep it London នៅ ច័ន្ទ 1 មេសា 2019

Solar Pi Exploration | 2018_2019

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.

Solar Pi Exploration

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.

Visited Chous School at Takeo to give a pre-test before implementing the English program schedule.

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.

New Hope for Cambodian Children Trip Reflection(HIV/AIDS Exploration)

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.

The Journeys of Dinosaur Footprint With Thai Paleontologist

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.

First time as a head guide for Journeys of Change bike tour!

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.  

 

Change_Agent

Our project is to interview change agents from Cambodia and all around the world. They could be Entrepreneurs, Founders, Social Enterprise and NGOs. The mission of this project is to inspire young entrepreneurs and students in Cambodia by our change agent’s advice. We tried to contact many people that we identified as change agents to do a Skype interview. Some of them are billionaires, millionaires, famous, success and not yet success. Not all of our change agents accept the interview but there are some interesting people accepted.

Change_Agent group selfie.
Change_Agent group selfie.

I’ve had sent the request to four change makers but I got only two reply. My strategy is to combine the goal between them and I, so we make them feel comfortable to give me the interview. Also I wrote in a way that touch someone feeling and they reply with positive words and agree to give the interview throughout Skype. One email that I sent was to Nick Vujicic(limbs guy who inspire people to get up) but I got a no answer but they reply lovely because they way we make connection and we touch their feeling. So I’ve interviewed Danny Weissberg (Co-founder & CEO of Voiceitt). Image result for danny weissberg

He has made an application call Talkitt which help transfer people with speech disabilities language to a proper sound that can understand. He has change many people life by his application and also he’ll bring Talkitt to market. He’s a great person to chose as a change agent. Based on this interview I have learnt that, we have to work on somethings that we’re passionate about and try hard. Passion creates engagement. We learn from what we do, work hard to make its true, one day it’ll comes to you. It’s really important that we have a full control of the company and find the right person to work with and make sure that we’ll have investors. Investors wants profits so we have to show or prove them that if they invested on our business they’ll get profits. Investors are really important to help us with developing the company. Sometimes you get rejections, people saying that its impossible and they are not interested also we’ll have a financial situation when we need more money. But you need to think it positively. If our business is about helping others people so we have to think that there are many people out there that need our help, so we have to make sure that we have to make this work.

This is my short video that I like:

Never Ended Exploration

People saying that my Project Evaluation class never ended and I heard it all the time. Now its different. We had finished the analysis and the final report. Well, for the final report my team have to preset to the secondary state of the ministry of education. Our recommendation help the ministry to improve the education in Cambodia. We’re kids but we work on this recommendation to change Cambodia. I’m proud to my self and my team mate that we can do this hard exploration with the difficult topic. People theory is wrong, my project actually ended. This is the best experience for me to carry on to the future and Change the whole country.

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Project Evaluation

Well, as we are getting older we are getting harder. This year, I’ve been in a exploration with a massive topic for me, which is project evaluation. This is my first time of learning how to evaluate. This topic basically learnt in a collage or high school, but I’m just grade 9. It a bit hard for me to study a new topic and very very hard. By the way, I did it.

Here are my members:Program-Eval-Team-2

So let me tell you, Me and my team were evaluated the Project-based-learning(PBL) and Stem. so how to evaluate are these project are success or not? So we have to ask our self that “what are we evaluate? and why do we evaluate?”. These two question are what we always ask our self. 

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Basically, we focus on three criteria. There are relevancy, replicability and results and outcomes.

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Relevancy means is it appropriate. That means if they do this project are there enough materials or resources or logistics need. Example, you want to sell a snowboard in Cambodia. Is Cambodia have snow? Is it relevancy?

Replicability means that can it be everywhere. That means can we implemented these  project(PBL and STEM) to all Cambodia government school. Example, you want to make a shop that sell computer in a rural area in Cambodia. Are they know how to use a computer? Do you think you can sell it to them? Is it replicability?

Result and Outcomes means how it goes or what changes. For us the result, we focus on how the students and teacher feel. That means were they happy when they do this project? The outcomes, we focus on the students product to do a presentation. So it easy to understand.

Basically, we used two strategies of evaluation are interviewing and observing. In the questionnaire we have open question and close question. After we do observing and interviewing, we collect the data and analysis the information(we used spreadsheet).

My team feedback’s of the evaluation process are:

  • More complicated than what we were thinking before coming to learn about project evaluation.
    • Learning about concept of project evaluation before evaluate project
    • Not easy to understand the criteria of the evaluation
    • Complicated – analysis-data collection
      • There are too many information, so it hard for us to think
    • Requires team collaboration
      • We can’t work alone to make this evaluation work
    • Mostly discussing
      • Everyday we always talked about the questionaires and analysis the information
    • Not easy to understand the criteria of the evaluation
      • Because of the vocabulary words like relevancy and replicability, so it take a lot of time for my mentor to explain and give example.
    • World as a classroom
      • Along the way to trip we also working and discussing. We not just work in class, we actually work everywhere that why we think world as a classroom.

My highlight of these project of evaluating is that it really hard for me and my team to interview the students because they never had this interview before and also when they saw their friends raise their hand they’re raise too.

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So it really difficult to have a good information to analysis. Also, the easiest questions they didn’t understand like did you learn any things new from watching your friends presentation? and they didn’t understand.They always make a wonder face. When I asked they said what are you talking about!? Then we try to explained them and finally they answer our question and not raise their hand follow their friends. It is a good experience of interviewing skill for me for the future.  

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By the way, my team make a spectacular work. It hard for me to do this project but it a good experience for me.

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