From year to year, the skills have developed, the work has gotten harder and harder, the focus has been set. The passion has been discovered and looking forward to developing.
The education and the skill that has developed is being spread around Cambodia. Cambodia has changed rapidly during this 21st century because Cambodia allows different organizations and school to work in the country.
The quality of education has been developed to the next level and the lack of education is being solved. Cambodian people are happy in what Liger Leadership Academy does to make positive change. Throughout the year I’ve learned to be a better communicator by going out to the community to spread awareness and educate other. Also the way that I distribute the different kind of learning style is by observing which way is better for people to learn and understand faster. I’ve taught people about the White Building, the problem about Rabies and the need for computer lab implementation in government school.
There is a need to educate people about the meaning of the White Building in Phnom Penh because there was a bad reputation about the building. The historical scene has been demolished but the amazing memory will never disappear. The happiness has gone and the place that everyone like is destroyed. Some residents are happy because they want to find a new home but some aren’t happy because they can’t forget the memory that were made there. The mindset of outside people was always negative about the building where they usually think that it was a place for drug, prostitution, poverty, and filth. Actually is was a place that happiness begins and a place that provided education. Our team created an event near the building to show many projects that we have done and let people remember this amazing building. We also interviewed the Liger students that were in the exploration to see what they think about the demolishing of the building.
Education about the White Building is important but Cambodia also face a problem about rabies. 810 people died from rabies in 2009 alone and it could be less than that if they were educated well enough about the problem.Dog population in Cambodia is one-third of the population of people and 50% of the dogs have rabies which is so scary. In order to solve this problem we need to figure out why there are a lot people that die from rabies, so we must provided education in order to help solve the problem. Also some people can’t afford to vaccinate the dog and themselves so they have a higher of having rabies. So my group works with an organization in Phnom Penh and when to Mondulkiri to do vaccination and educate people more about rabies. The result was positive where a lot of dogs got vaccinated and people understood a lot more about the problem. We also worked with Animal Rescue Cambodia to vaccinate the dogs in the village near Liger. In total we vaccinated about 170 dogs and this time our students were also vaccinated.
The problem about rabies is important but the development of Cambodian economy is the priority. As Cambodia develops there are more investors who are trying to invest in our country so English is needed to communicate. So my exploration figures out that we need to find a way that student can study English. So our group written a grant to Susan Mckinnon and asked them can they give us some grant to install computer lab in the two different secondary government schools. Also we recorded some videos to teach about some programs for designing and creating stuff. After finishing all the courses it will help them with their language and communication. Also I hope that it can help them in the future and help to change Cambodia.
The projects that I’ve done so far has impact and developing my country, especially it related to education. If people receive an education, they will develop their country faster and faster because people have abilities to do things. Soon Cambodia will be a better place because most of the people have the knowledge and can communicate with the foreign investor to invest in our country. Cambodia will be a better country real soon if we work together and help to solve the problems by educating each other.