Time flies fast, new experiences, new people…. Right now I’m currently studying in high school. High school life is difficult. During this 2016-2017 I guessed I have change Cambodian more than last year. I learned new thing and experience new things such as working with people in the community. Sharing my knowledge with the community and children are very fun.
What is an amazing experience? Working with all my creative, genius and friendly members of Preventative Health Exploration. This was a totally new experience for me. I think this exploration was so different from the other ones I’ve been in because this exploration was when I could show my knowledge in class, and at the same time, I could try a lot of new things such as snorkeling and scuba diving. In addition, I enjoyed teaching the students about preventative health. At that time, I could see a big difference of presenting to the Juniors and to the students at the community on Koh Rong island. Also, learning about health is very helpful and I like doing it. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge with other young Cambodian students that don’t have the opportunity to us. Working and playing with those kids brought me joy. I respectfully believe that they will pass out the information and knowledge that my team members taught to others, especially their family and neighborhood. It wasn’t just about having fun but also I got to talk with them about the problems they currently face in their daily life and helped shared ideas in order to bring solutions to them.
One of the best experiences in this exploration was exploring coral reefs, seagrass, many biodiversity and other ecosystems. Marine life is one of the major ecosystems on earth and I think everyone deserved to understand about it more. Understanding marine biodiversity is very important for a number of reasons. The importance of marine biodiversity falls into a few categories such as Adaptation, food, habitat, and climate. Adaptation is biodiversity allows the environment to adapt to changing conditions, as has been the case since life was created. Food is a very important commodity that can be provided by our oceans including fishes, invertebrates, and algae. Very few of the world’s fish are utilized commercially and thus, the oceans are a source for unutilized resources. The marine environment supplies many kinds of habitats that support marine life. Marine life depends in some way on the saltwater that is in the sea. A habitat is an ecological or environmental area inhabited by one or more living species.
My third rounds exploration was Game Design. Game design is an exploration that invented the Climate Change board game. The ideas of this board game are to help students in Cambodia to understand more about climate by learning the impact of climate change and implement solutions to it. In the game, we will move to the future which is the year 2500 and the world are faced with a huge problem. That problem is climate change. Climate change causes natural disaster such as tsunamis, droughts, and floods that will cause sickness to a lot of people on in the world, face with starvation and homelessness. You and your other three friends will have to travel back to in time to change history and save our future. You have to study hard, value your education, and build solutions in each province in Cambodia to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, rescue our country and the world from natural disaster caused by climate change. Not just focusing on building the game our exploration also learning in-depth into climate change that our world currently faces. I loved working with the government school students by teaching them about the game and sharing information about climate change also. As what my teammates and I observed while working with the students, none of them knew anything about climate change. So, by playing through this game it helps them to understand deeply about it. I love seeing the students are having fun while playing the game. Even though I can’t share my knowledge to all the government school students but I’m proud of making a small change in Cambodia.