2017-2018 is my second year in Liger and I feel like I have improved rapidly my studying especially in my English. Also in Liger, we are growing to be a change agent of our country, so I would have to start changing little by little, step by step because big thing can’t happen if you don’t start from small.
Technovation is a program that make specially for girl all around the world. In this program, you have to think of the problems in your own country and then find the solutions for those problems and have to think of how you will become a successful entrepreneur. You will create an application then share your idea to world by getting through some pitches. My team and I have found a problem that nowadays in Cambodia, people think that suppliers have a lot of money when they start to work. In fact, they got less money because some of them can’t connect with the customers and then the poverty start. For the customers, they are facing the mechanical, electricity and plumbing problems but they don’t know any suppliers. So, our team decided to create an app called MEP Center ( Mechanical, Electricity and Plumbing Center) to connect the customers with the suppliers. We had present our idea through mini-pitch and nation pitch. In those pitches, judges had ask many questions and our team could afford to answer it and after the presentation, they said that it was very impressive. We had two judges who have the same idea as our team, which mean that this problem is really exist in real life. For the national pitch, our team won the first place of junior division team. We want to launch our application to the market because we want to help people. There are problems everywhere but you just don’t considered it.
I and the other four girls get a chance to involved in the robot competition with the other five boys for the third round of exploration. For the first time joining, I don’t know how to code at all but the one of the boy teach me the coding staff. I understood the coding lessons and I did code the robot by myself and also having support from my team-mate, my facilitator and my family. We got to join the First Lego League ( FLL ) competition in Singapore. Our goal of joining this competition is to get experience not to win (If we win, it’s good ) and my own goal of joining this competition is to experience it, to show that girls can do anything like boys, girls doesn’t have to stay home all the time doing house chores. Beside the competition, We also did some interview to find the problem in our community about water then we will find the solution for them and the reason why we are doing this because the theme of the competition is about Hydro Dynamic which everything has to do with water and the competition’s purpose is to use technology to solve problem in our own community.
My fourth and Fifth exploration is about geography. Everyone of us in the junior cohort will have at least one same topic of exploration throughout the year which is making the Cambodian Geography book and this is very new to me. There are a lot of process in making it. We have to go on trip to collection information, interview people, do some research online, then write the information in both Khmer and English. We have to make sure that everything is correct and the information has to be reliable and not copyright from anyone or the internet. I and the other 15 juniors with two facilitator and one driver had went the Eastern region of Cambodia which are Kratie, Steung Treng, Ratanakiri and Mondulkiri. We have been to many places and have met a lot of people and for me I have learned about the outside world and how can I work formally. Furthermore, I’ve been helping a lot with editing the content of each provinces which in this section I have to finalize the information, finalize the sources and have to make sure everything is correct. The book is going to publish in the next school year and if it is publish I will be so proud in myself because I have put a lot of my work in it and I am a young author.