Changing Cambodia 2014 – 2015

Currently, Cambodia’s not a developed country yet and so it might have lots of problems which I can usually kind of visualize everyday. The big issue about a not developed country is poverty. Poverty can causes a lot of changes to happen and mostly corruption, but also the lack of human resources. Two main ideas that I am focusing on are education and health care. Assuming that you’re in a poor family. Everyday you try your best to sell things and do works just to get money for your kids to go to school and you hope that in the future they will be able to change the family livelihood. Every time your kids go to school, they need to pay extra money otherwise the teachers won’t teach you so seriously or focusing on teaching because all of those teachers don’t get much salary. So they need to somehow collect the money from students to be able to feed their family. If this still keep happening, in the future, there will be a lack of human resources because there are more poor people than rich people that don’t get enough education so they all can’t change the job and just keep following their ancestors of doing farming. That is how poverty affects to education system. For health care, it might also affects big parts of the country as well. As you all know that Cambodia has more rural places than cities and in those places do not have so many hospitals. If there are less hospitals and those hospitals needs all the patients to pay extra money to get treatment, then the amounts of people will be decreasing because those people in the rural place don’t have lots of money and how can they get treatment? This will also affects other part of the country. Overall not only because of corruption problems in poverty that causes those, but there are even more reasons as I listed below:

  1. Parents let the kids go to sell things instead of studying
  2. Government give too low salary to the teachers
  3. People do not get enough food (poor people)
  4. There’s not a lot of schools
  5. Natural disasters stop kids from going to school
  6. Lack of education about health care

My solutions for those two big problems are:

  1. The government should pay the teachers high salary
  2. Government should encourage orphan to go to orphanage
  3. We should create social program that can teach kids about health care
  4. Parents should let their kids go to school insteading of working to get money for them
  5. When there are disasters, kids should be able to learn by themselves; learning is everywhere


Did I actually made changes?

I think I actually made changes by teaching kids in the organizations called Tiny Toones and Green Umbrella when I was in Liger Tech Support Exploration about ways that they can use softwares to involve with their learning instead of playing games. By doing this, I need to study about different softwares and analyze the pros and cons to see which one can help the students with their learning more and what sort of programs should it be for kids that are around seven years old. I also made other changes by creating my own google sites that includes different learning websites sources for kids and adults to play at freetime.


Sharing Ideas to the world:

During the Sharation at DI, I have shared things that I have done in Liger Tech Support and how my team have collaborated with other organizations in order to help fixing their technology problems.

Economy Basic Learning

This is the project that shows what I’ve been learning in Economy class for seven weeks.


The scientists have found that if human eat carrots, it makes them more clever, stronger, healthier and better for their eyes. Before scientists found that, the price for 4 kg (Q1) of carrots was 5$ (P1). After scientists found that, the price increases up to 10 $ (P2) for 7 kg (Q2) of carrots sold. In the graph, you could see the demand shifted out (increased) after this discovery. When the demand shifted out, it created a new equilibrium point. This happened because of people’s tastes and preferences. The new equilibrium point shows the prices and number of quantity sold both increased.

Tropical Forest Ecology


Name: Tropical Forest Ecology

Date: May 5 2014 – June 17 2014

Number of People: 12

Essential Questions:

1. How are organisms and the nonliving environment interconnected in the world around us?

2.  What is the value of tropical forest ecosystems for Cambodia?

3. How do humans impact tropical forest ecosystems in Cambodia? Is it possible to use tropical forests sustainably?

Description: In Tropical Forest Ecology we learned about Ecosystems. Ecosystems are a community of organisms that are interconnected and connected with non-living things. We went on two trips because we wanted to experience and see forest directly.We went to Preah Vihear and Koh Kong provinces. When we came back we compared the dry deciduous dipterocarp forest ecosystem (Preah Vihear province) with the evergreen forest ecosystem (Koh Kong province). In Preah Vihear we went to Tmatboey community and in Koh Kong we went to Chi Phat community. We learned about conservation. Conservation means taking care or protecting something. While we learned about conservation, we also learned about sustainable and unsustainable. Sustainable is the action that does not destroy the ecosystem. Unsustainable is the action that destroys the ecosystem. We learned about ecotourism. Ecotourism is tourism that uses and benefits the ecosystem. That is one way that we use ecosystems sustainably.Also we learned about ecological services. Ecological services are the benefits that people get from ecosystems. There are three ecological services such as provisioning services, regulating services and cultural services. Provisioning services are how the ecosystem provides us directly. Ex: Trees give us resin. Regulating services are how the ecosystem regulates the climate. Ex: Trees stop the floods by absorbing the water. Cultural services are how the ecosystems give us something culturally. Ex: Bambuti people use forest plants to smoke for their ceremonies.  We answered our essential questions by using the knowledge that we got from our trips.

Changing Cambodia 2013 – 2014

I haved changed some parts of Cambodia with my exploration and some activities with my friends. In my second exploration, Renewable Energy group, I went to Kompong Speu to study about the biodigester but I also helped them too. My whole group and I promised that we’ll install one bidodigester in Camkids and Hap. In doing this we met a lot of problems and one of the problems is: we don’t have enough time because the exporation is already end and all of us were very busy with our new exploration and other stuff. Even we all are so busy, but we’re already promised with them so we must finished it. At the end, we all had finished it and we are so excited because this is our first projects that we all had tried very hard to finished and also there’s lots and lots of problem that we met. Two more things that made us happy are: (1) We had to write proposal to the Donor and proposal is not an easy writing and some adults do not even know what is a proposal. (2) We helped to install a biodigester but we also make more connection with others and we helped them to learn and know more new words, have fun and learn some khmer games.
I also made changed in my others exploration too. I created the blog and shared it with others. In the blog, my group shared about what we studied and most of the things that we shared is about our trips in Cambodia. When we shared about Cambodia we helped Cambodia to have more tourists and when Cambodia have more tourists, the economies get better and people can have more money to feed their family and for their children to go to study. It’s s the happiest thing to help Cambodia to get develop. I am Cambodian, helping Cambodia is what I should do.