This is my fourth year of being at the Liger Learning Center, here are the Exploration I’ve done this year, VIP, Local Libraries, Marine Conservation, Entrepreneurship and Coding.
VIP: Change Liger
Local Libraries: Reading, Trust, Communication
Marine Conservation: Raise an awareness
Coding: Learn, Better economic knowledge,
Visitor Information Palace (VIP)
At the end of this exploration we have created a visitor welcome center for our school named VIP. This VIP has change Liger a lot, not much for Cambodia though but at least a little bit. So how has it changed Cambodia? It will give the visitor a better understanding about Liger.
We have created a small library box and locate it in front of Liger. We also made some for the other students and facilitators to take home. By doing so the other people, especially kids have access to free books in their community. They will improve their reading skill from the books, learn to take care shared-properties and be honest because they need to sign out and sign in.
By the end of the exploration we have written a proposal called “Algal farming as an alternative livelihood for Cambodian fishermen” to proposed to Dom and Mr.Jeff for a whole-year project to see if our solution is feasible or not. In the book there’s also a section where it’s about problems that is happening with Cambodian’s marine and marine life which will raise an awareness to the readers. If Dom and Mr.Jeff accept the proposal it’ll take the Change-Cambodia to the next level, which they have but it will only happen in a small scale. Therefore only a couple of volunteered student will be doing it.
We didn’t make any changes for Cambodia. Instead we learn the process of how to start and run a business by using chilli sauce as an example.
The goal of this exploration is to learn and create a game where people can create their own economy. Player could invest on different sectors of the economy to make their citizens happy. Overall they have to think carefully and critically about how they want to spend their money. Somehow I feel like playing games, video games in specific, help me think faster. I hope the other players find it the same way as me too.
The goal of this exploration is to create a proposal to Dom and Mr.Jeff about “Proposal for a Feasibility Study of Algal Farming as an Alternative Livelihood for Cambodian Fishermen” and for them to read it and accept it. If they accepts that proposal all the student can learn about marine life and have experience on snorkel and scuba dive. More important is that we can make changes to Cambodia, Cambodian fisherman, Liger, Marine Conservation Cambodia (an organization we worked with) and Cambodia’s marine. One part of the exploration is going to Koh Seh, which located in Kep province. Koh Seh is a small island (take 7 minutes to walk across) surrounded by coral reef. In the middle of the island there is Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC). Their vision of MCCis to help protect Cambodia’s marine life by focusing on seahorse.
One of the new classes this year is called Independent Discovery. Basically students can proposed to a teacher about what they want to learn and why. Teachers will take that idea and think, then will reply back to the student if they’re approved or not.
One of my Independent Discovery is called Rubik’s Cube. The idea of this Ind. Dis. is to learn a new method of how to solve Rubik’s Cube and try to reduce my time. I knew how to solve Rubik’s Cube with Beginner method and Jessica Fridrich method. I am working on reducing my time and my current time is 1 minutes.
This time students create their own exploration which contained around five students. So the other three students and I have created an exploration called Local Library. The goal of this exploration is to make small library boxes (Khmer and English books) and put it around our community.
In order to accomplish our goal we divided the responsibility into two, finding books which responsible by Visal and Nilroth (me), and building the boxes which responsible by Seyha and Mengthong. We tried to use as less money as possible on building the boxes and finding books.
Our box is located in front of Liger Learning Center and near the boxes are two benches for people to seat and reads the books. When somebody want to take the books to read they just come, open the door, take out the books, filled in their name, age, date and the books title then they are set. When they finish they just have to return it back and put the returned date.
Here is our presentation
In VIP Master Plan exploration we have made a welcome center called Visitor Information Palace (VIP). Our exploration has taken a shipping container and turned it into this welcome center. In the VIP there are: the overall looks of Liger, Liger learning model, Solar Power explanation and a place to sell Liger student products. The overall looks of Liger was design in a program called Blender and printed out by 3D Printer. The goal of this VIP is to give any visitors ideas of Liger such as the location of buildings and what things are happening at Liger.
On the 12th January 2016 Liger Learning Center have set up a work shop as what Hang Chuon Naron (Cambodia’s Minister of Education) had ask us for. Unfortunately he couldn’t come. On that day I was presenting Liger STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and some ideas about STEAM that would work at government school. I felt really happy to be able to present to some of the top people in Ministry of Education Youth and Sport and some of the director of high school in Phnom Penh.