Khmer Literature and Culture Festival is a new festival that is being organized by Liger student. The event is happening on the 24th of May, 2019 and it will be held at Liger Campus. This festival will act as a medium to bring together people from various places: schools, NGOs, universities and so on, to connect and interact and ultimately preserve Cambodian literature and culture. Within this event, we aim to spread awareness and exchange ideas relating to social issues such as gender equity, climate change, women in STEM, and lastly to empower other youth to take on leadership roles through various activities offered by our students.
The student has put a lot of effort in organizing this event, both cohorts of Liger student is involving in organizing it but the senior spend more time organizing the event. Also, we have a committee which that team spends a lot more time than others in organizing the event. The other student mostly focuses on presenting the booth and other activities like poem competition.
The committee team includes 7 people from the first cohort of Liger. We have met regularly to do all the planning, giving work to other students, contacting people, schedule and budget. The committee spends a lot of time working on the budget in planning out the money that needs for the event. Also, the committee and other student help to find a sponsor for the event, which to help reduce Liger budget for the event and our team did it, we get a sponsor from US Embassy, The Plantation Hotel, and Soursdey Cambodia.
There will be a lot of activity happening that day like performance which will be a showcase of many performances including Khmer Dance, Cambodia Fashion Revolution and educational performance. Also, there will be competition for a short story, poem and especially we will have special guest which they will be talking about several topics related to Khmer Literature and others. The special guests are well known Cambodian author, Literature teacher and Literature activist.
Throughout in organizing this event, everyone learns a lot of new things especially the committee team, the team a lot in managing the budget and all those small details of organizing an event. Each step in organizing the event new challenge come up which make us learn new thing and it a good thing because when we organize it again, we already know what we need to do. All of us hope that this event smoothly, and we also hope that will also happen again next year.
The result of turn to be a very successful event which there were a lot of attendance and everyone really enjoy the event. This festival has made Liger a more well-known school and it has help to preserve Cambodia culture and literature. Everyone receive a lot of new information and understand more about Cambodia literature and Culture. Also I hope that this event will happen again next year and continue to help preserve Cambodia Literature and Culture.