Critical Teen Issues is a year-long project that talks about issues that teen are facing. The first round of the project we mainly focus on the relationship between friends, family, and partner. We discussed those topics with our classmates and learned more about each other as well as how to make those relationships healthy with your friends, family, and partner. This is the second round of the project. We focus on a decision about consent. We lead a workshop with both our seniors and juniors students about the topics we talked about in class. It was our first workshop and it turns out really. In the workshop, we had different sections and one of it is to show a video about consent.
Solar Pi is a project that implements Pi-computer to Cambodia government schools. The Pi-computer run by solar because we want to have it in the rural area that can’t access technology, especially computer. We got sponsored for some computer to put out in the school. We teach students to use basic computer skills by making tutorials in videos to guide them. The school name Chous, located in Takeo, Cambodia. On 26th, November 2018, we visited the school again and proved Mousepads 25, Keyboard and mouse set 3, Plastic covers 25, and pretest. We gave the pretest to the students so we can see the students English level and can place them in different classes.
Critical Teen Issues is a year-long project that talks about issues that teen are facing. The first round of the project we mainly focus on the relationship between friends, family, and partner. We discussed those topics with our classmates and learned more about each other as well as how to make those relationships healthy with your friends, family, and partner. We are planning to lead a workshop for teenagers in Cambodia and help them discuss problems with them and hoping to give them advice. Cambodia is a little bit strict with teenagers especially their look and behavior. Some teenagers gain pressure from that. As a teen myself and the group, we want to help and encourage them to discuss with us and help us give advice on their issues. We are still working on planning the workshop as round one in this project.
Solar Pi is a project that implements Pi-computer to Cambodia government schools. The Pi-computer run by solar because we want to have it in the rural area that can’t access technology, especially computer. We got sponsored for some computer to put out in the school. We teach students to use basic computer skills by making tutorials in videos to guide them. The school name Chous, located in Takeo, Cambodia. Since summer break just ended we had to go and check up what is going for the students. Our team went to the school on September 18th in order to make updates and prepare for the start of the next school year in November. We checked to see if there were any technical problems or broken equipment to replace during the observation. By the end of our visit, we got to talk with the school director. The school director suggested us to open up this opportunity to other students who are interested in learning English and computer. We are still working with the director.
On 28th of March, 2017. I am a part of a team that leads HIV workshop at my school. I am one of the session leaders. Before the workshop started I felt a bit nervous and scared about if I miss anything up. During the session I felt like I did well and proud of myself. The students that attend asked so many good questions. It was really valuable to share what I learned to other students about the problem of discrimination toward people living with HIV in Cambodia. I was presenting about treatments in Cambodia, it was really fun with our simulation on candy as medicine, the attendees seem interesting, focus shared a lot of ideas and asked a lot of questions.
My mission statement.
My mission statements are I will share what I learned from this expiration. My neighbor always told me that I am really skinny so I must have HIV. From what I learned I will explain to them about HIV and the problem of discrimination that needed to stop. My family and my relative, been carrying a lot of myth about HIV that it not even true at all. Once I go back to my hometown I’ll clear that up and really hope that they will understand. Not just to my family, I will all help spread this awareness to my friends that don’t know about HIV. I really hope that they will help and stop the discrimination toward PLHIV.
On February 2018, I went on a field trip to UNAIDS. UNAID is an organization that works with the Cambodian government to help to spread awareness to Cambodian about the problem of HIV that is happening. My friends and I asked them a lot of questions that we wondered before that. We went to see and understand how they spread awareness of HIV to Cambodian. I learn in this class where we learned about HIV and we wanted to help spread awareness of this problem. Our project goal is to create a workshop for Cambodia students to join and let them help spread this information. Hiv is a problem in Cambodia because once someone test with HIV positive they feel ashamed and not wanting to get treatments, because of the environment around make them feel that way. So this problem needs to be solved. We hope our workshop would change someone perspective on this problem and make it better.
On November 2017, I participate in an event with Khmer Sight Foundation. Khmer foundation is an organization that goes around Cambodia to help old people who have a problem with their eyes. The event was in Prek They. What I did in the event are helping Khmer Sight Foundation organization to help test the vision for everyone went to the have their check. I worked with new people that I never talk and never meet before it was hard. I am with my partners was calling out numbers for eyes checking, we told the people who want their eyes check to follow our instructions, but it hard to work with some of them because some of them can’t hear very well and some just didn’t really listen to what we said. I get to learn more skill like talking to old people and make them feel comfortable to work with us so it makes the process easier. I learned to read some complicate numbers that used to check our eye. To see how many people were there, it was so amazing to see how I can help Cambodian people. In general, it was a really great experience to help and learn new skills in life.
Years went by, As this turned into my senior year, I got more responsibilities in life. I had to cook, live independently and more works. This year, most of my projects that I’ve done made me become a change agent myself. The three projects that made me become a change agent in my country are Preventative health, Game Design, and Change Agents. In those three projects, I helped people in different communities in Cambodia as well as helping myself. As a change agent myself sharing the information that I had learned to help people around it Cambodia it is my honor.
Preventative health is one of the projects that made me become a change agent in the year the of 2016-2017. This is the project that I learned how to keep yourself healthier. I learned a lot from this project about health and how important is it to take care our health. After we learned about those health problems and the solutions to prevent from it, We wanted to share this information with families in Cambodia especially the rural area. Many families in rural Cambodia did not have a high education about health problems that they’re facing. So in this project, my group went out to an island called Koh Rong. This island is one of the farthest islands from the shore, The students on the island did not have a high education on health. So, my group formed a play and presentation on the health problem that they need to be aware of. We went to two different schools to share all the information about health problems to help them help their family, community and most importantly is themselves. As my experience, not many people in Cambodia knows about the health problem or how to prevent from those problems. In my villages, I asked many people, and not most of them know about all the effects of the different disease. My team hoped that that information would help them in their lives and helped other people too.
Game Design is a project that my group created a board game. This board game is special from the other board game, the board game mainly focus on Cambodia curriculum. What this board game does is it helps students in Cambodia to learn different ways from usual, but we’re not trying to change how the whole curriculum system. So, this board game it about solving Climate Change Problem, building solutions in Cambodia to reduce CO2 in Cambodia is the way to win the game. To build solutions, players need to answer questions from their curriculum to earn points to build the solutions to help Cambodia reduce CO2. This game basically helps students to review their lessons, makes new friends, release stress from just sitting down and listen to teacher speaks. Most of the government schools in Cambodia, students sat down and listen to the teacher and took notes the hold time and it keeps of stressful and might get bored out of that. We went to a school in Phnom Penh and most of the students seem like they are enjoying this board game that Liger students created it. It seems like board game is new to Cambodian students so it should be a interesting and new experience for the students. We hope students in Cambodia learn new experience from the game and make the game fun and learn at the same time. So this board game design is to help students so much that the next group would produce this board game to 100 schools in Cambodia.
Change agent is one of the explorations that helps inspired Cambodian people especially the young people of the country become a change agent in Cambodia. In this project my group and I learned about change agent and it inspires me to be a change agent in my community as well as my country. We did a research about different changemaker around the world including Cambodia. After the research, we tried to get the contact from those changemakers and wrote an email to them to ask for permission to interview. Some of those change agents allow us to interview and some are not. I interviewed this cool guy name Peter Dilworth is one of the co-founders of 3Doodler. Peter Dilworth is a change agent that inspired me to become a change agent in my country. I learned a lot from his advised after the interview. His advice is so powerful that inspired a lot of people to become a change agent. This are some of his advices, never give up, do what you passionate about, don’t be scared of failing and more. After all of that, We made a Youtube Channel (Change Agent) and Facebook page (Cambodia Change agent), that had all the interviews with many change agents around the world including Cambodia. All those videos had khmer subtitles on it because our target is Cambodian students and try to inspire them. We shared it on Facebook and Youtube because we found out that most of Cambodian students use Facebook and Youtube. This project goal is to share some advice from many change agents around the world to the world especially Cambodian people and students.
The year of 2016-2017, as I grow older and become senior I had more responsibilities with works. This year I had to cook food, live independently and more works. I had to cook and clean in my apartment with 6 students including me, we had to order our food and make the menu for it too. I had to live independently with my 6 apartment mates. Also, I got more works like homework and house works. Furthermore, I had three projects that made me become an agency in my country. Those three projects are Preventative health, Game Design, and Change Agents. Through those project, I learned lots of information that helped my life that spread that information to Cambodian people and students. Sharing information that I learned my from projects is helping Cambodian students and to inspire them to become an agency in the country helping those people who really need help.