Entrepreneurship is very important and it’s my first Exploration in Liger Leadership Academy too. Before I didn’t like Entrepreneur and I hate making business. But now It changed me a lot. I learned so many things and I made many things that help to solve the problem and also help Cambodian people. In my exploration, there are 15 students and I have a teacher name, Keith. He a very nice teacher and also very handsome. He teaches me some main thing about Entrepreneur. What makes their product popular what make them have a lot of customers. What makes them succeed. We started to brainstorm the idea how we can make the product that can help Cambodian people. A lot of people have a different idea. and they go to think with the teacher. Finally, I got the idea my idea is very strange. I want to make the magic ruler.
In that ruler, there is a lot more thing. At the front of the ruler it has the pen and the back it has an eraser. ’’I want to make this ruler because of a lot of people that is poor they don’t have much money to buy a pen, ruler, and also eraser if we sell this to the poor people they can just buy it just one tool and they can have three tools in it”. I present to my teacher. And he said This is a very good idea actually but I have to know that in my product I have to buy three things to make once so if I sell it for a cheap prize. I didn’t get any profit back. But you did a very great job. Finally, I got my team and we started to brainstorm again. And our first product was a small cabinet from a 3D printer. So I need to study how to use it. It’s was very hard So I decide to make it from cardboard I And I have another product that already has a prototype called Pencil holder. For many many days, I and my team have an idea that we should change our product because it takes a lot of time to make one. So we decide again to make a keychain. And I make 10 of it. After that, we go to Impact hub at Phnom Penh. There are a lot of Entrepreneur that working there. We going to get some feedback about our product. and they didn’t buy my product but they have some feedback for us. We sold 1.25$ for one. They said You didn’t want to cut or sand the bamboo into shape because it can cut our hand when we hold it. So I and my team come back home and stop cutting it into another shape.
We made 15 to 20 of the new one. And we sold it for the same prize. For two to three day we go to the school called CIA First and we take our product to sell. My new product was sold out for 10 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so surprising. We got 70,000 real in our bag. And the student just comes and started to want to buy more. We went there for 2 hours and we came back with a happy face. When I come back my teacher Keith told us that we should sell it for 2$ and we decide it sell for 2$ and it also so cheap for them!!!!! They started to want to buy more of them. We got around 10 thousand real after this exploration. This is a good experience.
“The more Thing You learn The more thing you know” This quote helps me to learn the different thing or different subject that I didn’t want to do or learn. Everybody was so happy with the new exploration that they will have in the next week. And I was so happy too. Everybody run very fast to go to see the name of the exploration that they in. I run very fast to see. After seeing the name of exploration the happy face started to remove from my face.” Geography Exploration!!!!!!” I said it out loud. Geography is talking about the study of the physical features of the earth. I was so boring when I heard about Geography exploration and I scared it all day. I also wish every day to let me get into another Exploration.
“Monday is up!!!ready for a new Exploration Phearum!!!”. My geography teacher is talking to me as I walked slowly to the geography room. It’s was a lot of map in there and there is a lot of vocabulary about geography. But after my teacher talks for 10 minutes, I was wrong!!!!!. It’s not learning about the new vocabulary of geography. In this exploration, we learned about making a book called “ Cambodia geography book”.In our exploration, we were working on the western region of Cambodia that has six province which is Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, and Pursat. First of all, we are looking for the five them that have Location in spatial terms, Places and Regions, Physical Systems, Human systems & Movement, Environment and society.
Disability is my third Exploration and it a very interesting topic to learn. However, Before I never know anything about disability but because of this topic, I know something that I never know before and it is a big mistake for me to say to the people without a disability. the word is ” Normal ” Normal is not a good word to describe the people without disability if we said the word “Normal” it means you have divided the people into two group. We can say “typical people” it is a good word to say to the people. This is only one word that I learn from this exploration. We have a lot of fun activity to play in the exploration to test how it feels like to have a disability. We also try to contact the organization that help people with disability to visit and one of the organizations that we went to is called Exceed
Before this organization called Cambodia trust. Exceed is the organization that makes Prosthetic and orthotic. Prosthetic is mean missing arm or leg that you need the new hole one. an orthotic is mean you have the arm or leg but it’s disableds orthotic support them from hurt. They can produce Prosthetic or Orthotic from 1 to 2 per day. At the end of this exploration, we went to the government school in Phnom Penh to do a presentation about what we learn in this exploration.
This is the second round of Technology Multimedia. In this round, we mainly focused on Digital Storytelling and camera skill. Digital storytelling is a storytelling that people use the digital thing to tell. We also learn about story structure how to tell the story in order. By nearly the end of the round, we got to learn about the camera. I really interesting about the camera and how it works. It looks so difficult to understand but When I learn about it I kind of understand more about it. One more thing that we learn in this round is Adobe Illustrator. We use Adobe Illustrator to design the logo or graphics. We got to play around with it and do some editing with it.
Traditional food is the second exploration this year. Our goal is to learn about the type of traditional food and ingredient to document for our next generation to know about our traditional food. In this exploration, we mainly focusing to make a product such as a Video, journalism, and photo. To make all the product finish by seven-week we need to divide into this three group so I am in the photo group. My goal is to take a lot of pictures to make a photo essay about all the places and food that we went too. In the third week, we got to go to Siem Reap to learn the traditional food from the restaurant. They are Mahob, Cousin Wat Dammnak, and Sugar palm. We went to all of this restaurant and do a lot of interviews to get more information about the food. When we come back we started to take all the information to make our product and these are all the product that we make:
This round in math we were learning about a new topic called Geometry!!! In geometry, we were mostly focusing on Area and perimeter of Rectangle and Triangle. Two to three week we will have one test to let the teacher know if we catch up. In the class, we also did some art and teamwork to solve the word problem and exercise. We are having so much fun with the problem and usually, we will have fun activities or Quizizz at the end of the week to review what we have learned in the week.
Another interesting topic happens in English Literacy. In this round, we were learning about Social Environmental Justice. Environmental Justice is an idea that every person should involve in a decision about what happened in the environment. In this topic, we got to have a discussion a lot with our friend and teacher to know more about this topic. We also doing research about an injustice living near the wast landfill. We have four cities to research it Which is
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia,
and Mombasa, Kenya. I got to research about Payatas, Philippines and it was so hard to see all the people that live near the landfill and all of the wast. At the end of this round, we got to have a philosophical chair discussion about “ the school should stop the practice of giving the letter grades to students. Instead. They should only give the written feedback ” Philosophical chair is similar to debate and Students are given a central topic or question that they must choose to agree or disagree. In this topic, I choose to disagree and we have a full hour to discuss this topic.
In this round in Khmer class, we were learning about one famous story in Cambodia that called “ Kolab Pailin ”. This story was written by Nhok Them in 1936. It’s a romantic story and also talking about a life in French Colonial administration. This story is talking about one person name Chao Chet a man who travels from Sangke district to Pailin district in Battambang province which was on the Kingdom’s western border to work as a gold miner.Chao Chet has lost his family but he never gives up. He moves from his parents’ hometown and asks a man, [Loung] Ratanak if he can live with him. Chao Chet is poor He works hard but always respecting his boss. All his words come from the bottom of his heart. The book gives the reader an understanding of what relationships between young men and women were like in those years. I really really like this story and it was so inspiring for me.
Now stem class is digging to more interesting thing to learn. This round we were learning about the periodic table. The periodic table is a table that content and organizing all the elements that we have and it was made by Mendeleev and it arranges and increasing by the atomic mass. But for right now the modern periodic table was increasing by the automatic number. We will have a test every week to let our teacher know that how is the student learning right now. We still using Ck 12 to learn and we also do some experiment in class and also the explaining skill and teamwork too. There are more thing to explore in science and I feel like when I learn more deeply into it. it makes me more interesting and kind of get more understanding.
This is the second year for the stem. Everything has changed even the article and also what we are learning. Last year we learned about Earth science but this year We were learning about Physical Science. We use CK12 to learn and also practice our learning. Before we go to Physical Science we have a little bit of review and it was fun. All of our week we learning about Atom and inside of an atom. So we did a lot of activity to learn. And a lot of experiment too. We also have a quiz at the end of the week and it does not very difficult. and all of the students did very well.