Model United Nations is an event where a school hosted and invites their own students and other schools to join. In this event, there are different classes and all the students that participate in here represent different countries. Between 23rd and 25th October, my other nine friends and I participated in the the fourth year of ISSP MUN. It was the first time for all of us. When I just knew that I have been chosen to participate in that event, I felt so surprised although i didn’t even know what is MUN. After my teacher, Jan, told me, I started to feel anxious and thrilled because it’s a good opportunity for me to explore new things and have new experiences with others, but I only have about five days to prepare. All my other friends have more time than me to prepare because they worked on those five nights (2 hours each night) with our teachers. For me,
Women of the Future
I am a child.
I am all the things of my past.
I am the technologist of my mother, strong and intelligent.
I am the thinker of my father, tall and competent.
I am the braininess of my mother.
I am all I see
My little brother studying hard, to prepare for his test and quiz.
Mom cooked food in the evening for whole family.
Talling buildings that are always changing.
My friends studying and discussing with me in the class.
I am all I hear
Water dropping off the plants.
Sound of people singing.
Wind blowing the leaves like boiling water.
People throwing rubbish like the sound of stepping on plastic.
I am all I feel and taste
Stepping on the wet floor.
Flavourful taste of fried ginger with pork, I eat with my family.
Cool weather at night in the forest.
Fried potato chips my parents made for me.
And all I remember.
The first trip with the whole school.
Going to Phnom Tamao zoo.
Playing with my old friend in the school.
Finding out the answer in math class.
I am all I have been taught
Learning grammar in all of my school.
Writing article and essay in class.
Typing on the computer.
Playing football and swimming.
I am all I think
Cambodia will become a developed country.
People reduce, reuse and recycle the plastic.
Children will get more education.
All people will have good livelihoods.
I am all those things.
I am like a puppy.
And these things are my mew
But one day
I will escape
And be free
I’m the women of the future. Malika
ssential Questions: What are the main factors that causes Cambodians in poor and What will be the new vision to improve poverty situation in Cambodia.
Exploration name: Poverty in Cambodia
Exploration Dates: 9 February- 31 March 2015
Number of students: 13
Course Description: In this project students will learn about the problems in their community which make people in poor condition as well as the poverty situation in Cambodia. We will do research of other countries too to see the differences or similarities of poverty in other society in the world. Moreover, students will do study trip to Ministry of labor and vocational training, Ministry of Rural and development NGO in Cambodia. We want to get to know the work that Ministries are doing, their mission, vision and solution, and the function of NGO. We will go to Kompong Chhang province to interview people at Community Poverty Reduction to know about their work with HIV people and the money saving group; how this NGO helps community’s living, keeps it moving forward, and be a model for others.
Exploration Name: Tech Support
Learning Facilitator: Max
Exploration Dates: August 13-Oct 3, 2014
Number of Students: 12
Description: Tech Support was the first Exploration of the second year. In Tech Support we learned about technology and helping other organizations, NGOs and Liger with their technology problems. On the first day Max, our facilitator taught us a little bit about the ideas that he made this Exploration. On the next day we started to learn more about technology. We learned about the parts of computers (hardware). On the second week we had a trip to Singapore! Before that day we prepared our clothes in our backpacks. When we arrived at the airport our parents came to say goodbye to us. We were so sad but we were also happy. On the plane people were talking to each other, some people hurt their ears because it’s hard to hear up there in the sky. When we arrived in Singapore we had to wait for the checker to check our passports. After we finished the check step there was a big surprise for us because Robert (the former head of Liger) came and was waiting for us. He came and said hello to us, we were shocked. About 15 minutes later we went straight to UWCSEA South East Campus. We went there because we want to collaborate with them so we can help NGOs and organizations in Cambodia. There were seven members that worked with us. The first day that we met them we played some games to know and get familiar with each other. Then we found out our host family that we were going to sleep with for two days. Our host families were so friendly and kind. We went there and learned with an IT expert more about the hardware of the computers. On the third day we camped in UWCSEA. Also we went to the science museum to learn and have fun. Sadly on Wednesday we had to leave Singapore. When we came back we went to two organizations to help them. One of them is Tiny Toons. They have problems with their computer. We took five computers to fix at Liger. Luckily we fixed two of them already! The other organization is Green Umbrella, and they have a problem with their website so we helped to fix it.
If you want to know more about UWCSEA, Tiny Toones and Green Umbrella click on the website below.
This is another type of poem that we took the format from the textbook. Every student in our school wrote their own poem and below is my writing.
I am from soccer, and basketball,
And I am from fried hot chicken, and fried ginger.
I am from school, and pagoda,
And I am from frisbee, and typing web.
I am from my aunt, my parents, and my friends,
And I am from meeting each other every Chinese New Year, and I am from going to pagoda every Pchum Ben.
I am from Unbroken, and Jurassic World,
And I am from Preah Vihear with Eco 3, and I am from visiting Thailand with family.
I am from Literacy, math, and Science Technology,
And I am from sofa, and refrigerator.
I am from Phnom Penh, and I am from Cambodia,
But most of all, I am from Happiness and Care.
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed!
In my Literacy class, we have practiced writing a poem from the textbook we learnt. It is pretty much similar to a short description of who you are. Enjoy your reading!
I am 13 years old
and I’m the first child in my family!
I live in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
I enjoy myself learning math and science,
but literacy is the first choice of all.
My favorite sport is frisbee.
I love school and family
and also all my friends.
I am Malika.
I go to an unusual school. It’s called Liger Learning Center (LLC). Currently there are only 50 students in this school. Students here do not pay money to come to school because we all were selected by doing difficult tests. This school is a boarding school which is so different from most of the schools in Cambodia because a lot of them are just government or private schools that students go to learn in the morning and then come back in the afternoon. As Liger is a boarding school, there are presently four houses. Those houses are for students who are from the provinces. We learn five days a week, but our study curriculum does not follow the government schools. We have this irregular class which is called Exploration. Exploration is the class that we focus on one subject and learn about it for seven weeks. There are usually four explorations during seven weeks. A lot of Explorations have trips to go outside into provinces or other countries. During the weekends we have other activities such as Karate, Khmer Dance, Hip Hop and Frisbee. These classes are chosen by the students themselves. All students can rest and do their homeworks on weekend also and get ready to class on Monday. Out of all I think that this is a really good school because we do not copy the learning curriculum from other school and we have special opportunities to learn new things from a lot of people in different ways.
1. Improve my writing to make it more interesting for the readers by giving more information about experience or something new that I learnt rather than something simple.
2. Slower my speaking to make it easier for listeners.