Khmer Model United Nation Conference, 2019

In May 2019, the Liger Leadership Academy hosted a Khmer Model United Nation that consisted of 60 delegates from three different academies. Model UN is one of my interests and passions, in which it has grown since I participated in the first time. In my opinion, Model UN is such an impactful event to students and young minds as a young perspective in which delegates could truly understand what is happening around the world. This conference was a precious time for me and other new delegates I have never met to come together to discuss, collaboration, and debate in order to find reasonable and appropriate solutions to current global issues. 

It was a privilege for me to present the French Republic in this conference, and discussed, debated under the question of tackling food insecurity, and rights of children of incarcerated parents. By exposing these two topics, I have perceived a lot of facts and became a lot more aware of each countries food security and children’s rights.  

During the conference, I was pleased to be the main submitter on the topic of tackling food insecurity. Especially, I and the other delegates were productively participated by asking a lot of questions and do the speeches of our country’s stands. 

This conference was one of the most successful Model UN I have attended. It gave me numerous knowledge about the topics, as well as current global issues as a whole. It transformed me to become a girl with confidence and courage to speak up. Having this conference in the Khmer Language is another glorious experience to support our native language and I hope there will be more Khmer Model UN conferences in the future.

How I change Cambodia 2017-2018

I think I can change Cambodia through the exploration, essential, advanced enrichment or skills. We can share our knowledge what we have learned to other people. We can also use our knowledge to tell people to act in positive ways. In this year, I ‘ve been learning and doing a lot of things. I hope some of all the things that I did are a part of changing Cambodia. The word change is a big thing, it is not easy to do. It needs to start from a small thing. Change also starts from a little and a little.

  • Technovation

I don’t have much  experience about coding, creating an app, business, marketing or something before I participated in Technovation. Technovation is a program for girls to learn to create an app. It is my first time to join Technovation. There are many many benefits of participating in this program. It is not easy at all to work on 12 weeks to learn to code, business model or marketing plan. Technovation allows teams of girls to create an app with an great idea to help the community or society. It took me about one night to decide to join Technovation because first I thought that it is very very difficult to create an app. I thought in myself and later on I decided to participate in Technovation because I want to try new things. In my team, there were five people including me. Our team’s name is five infinities and our app is MEP Center. Mep Center is an app to let users who are suppliers ( fixer) and customers (service receiver) in mechanical, electricity and plumbing field communicate with each other.we help the suppliers who do not have enough works can find works to do and customers can find and get to know more suppliers easily. We have created a lot of function to ensure the quality and to make sure our app is convenient to use. When I decided to try new things, there are many good results to me. If we just do or try the thing you already know, so you don’t get or learn anything. My team passed the semi final and have the opportunity to join National pitch. In the national pitch, we went on the stage and pitched our app to the judges and audience. My team felt a little nervous but later we felt confident. I am very very happy about Technovation because my team and I could create an app to help our community and we are a part of Changing Cambodia. In this program, I am very thankful to the mentors, supporters and all the people who were helping us. In addition, I felt very proud of my team and hard teamwork for receive this achievement. The other thing is that I could learn about creating app, doing business, or marketing. As a participant in Technovation and created an app, I positively believe that girls could code and create app just like boys. Finally, I encourage all the girls to believe in themself, try new things and do anything they like without thinking about gender.

  • Robotics

This is my first time to be a part of robotics exploration. Our goals were to learn how to create a wonderful robot and come up with a great idea of problems and solutions of water to join FLL robotics competition. FLL stands for the words First Lego League which is a robotics competition that challenges kids to think like scientist and engineers. During  this competition, teams will choose and solve a real-world problems and program robot using Lego Mindstorm technology to solve a set of missions in the robots game. There were two teams from Liger. My team’s name is Nerd 2 and there are five people including me in my group. We work hard as a team and tried our best in this competition. We worked hard on researching, coding and design robot. We tried our best to do it but our goal was to get experience. Win or lose was not important for us. It was our first time so our robot was just simple but it needed to be creative of making it’s head because we did different missions. This year the topic of the first lego league competitions is hydrodynamic which is about water. We did the research about the problem and solution about water to do  a presentation. Our teams came up of problem and solution about arsenic that is a real problem that Cambodia is facing. On 27, 02, 2018, it had a opportunity to go to other country and get a great opportunity to compete with other teams from different countries. I went to singapore. It is a developed country and I got to explore new different things. I hope that in the future Cambodia will be the same as Singapore. On the first day, when I arrived at the airport, I looked around and saw many great things such as tall buildings, skytrain, designing of road, garden, houses , transportations and those things are very unusual things that I see everyday. I and one of my other friend got to stay with a host family in Singapore. I stayed with Asa’s family for five days. They were very friendly and I played with their children,too. In addition, I spent a very wonderful time with them. Staying with hosting family helped me to know t about people’s life in other country​​ and to flexible in situation. In the second day, we prepared our robot and let the robot friend different missions. The third day was the competition day. There were many people and teams came from other countries join this competition. There were over an hundred teams. That means I was so proud of Cambodia that join this competition and I was also excited to represent Cambodia. When we were competing, our robot worked well and we communicated very well in each other in the group. Something could not compare to my feeling at that time, I was very very nervous but I could do it. The other part of the competition was presenting. We presented our idea really well to the judges and the judges were happy to see our idea. The idea was about the arsenic water problem which is a problem that is facing in Cambodia.  Later on, my team went to the final round. My feeling was mixed feeling condition like nervous and happy. But in the third round, I felt normal and simple. Trip to Singapore, I visited many places. I went to botanic garden with my hosting family and there were beautiful flowers, birds and trees. I also went to the museum and learned many interesting history.

In conclusion, this robotics exploration helped me to learn many many things and make changes in our country too. I could represented my country in the competition and make other country to know more about Cambodia and also present Liger. In addition, I and my team could solve the water problem the face in the country.

  • Geography

I and my friends were working on publish a book about geography in Cambodia. It is challeng to create an book and it is a enormous task to do. As a good author, there are many important duties to do. We need to work hard, doing research, trip or interview. We need to ensure that the sources are reliable and write in a good process in order to make the readers easy to understand. We divided into four regions. I am in a group in region four which working on northeast of Cambodia. In our trip, we went to four provinces to collect information.

We went to Ratanakiri, kratie, stung treng, mondulkiri province. These province are very far away and I was my first time.  In each province, we went to many places such as temples, waterfalls, mountains, forest, or departments of culture and fine art. The purpose was to create a book called Cambodian Geography book to share to the students in government schools or people who interesting in geography. It took us one year to publish this book. In this book, we included the information about the five theme of geography, provincial name and historical statues in each province and more.

I’ve learned many many concepts from this such as teamwork, writing and interview skills, and a lot more. Through this big mission, I am very proud of myself because I’ve created a big changes in my country by publishing a book which could provide advantages to the government students and people all over the world to know more about Cambodia which a part of creating impacts, especially in education system.