7th February, 2018
I’ve always been so in love with animals and I am so glad to be apart of this exploration to be able to help to improve animals’ lives as well as people’s safety that are living around them. The mission went so well and we successfully injected 167 cats and dogs! It was a long and tired day, but we didn’t lose our courage to continue on working at all. Some of us scanned for chips (in case the dog has already gotten rabies injection) while some of us injected vaccines and recorded animal’s data. I am really looking forward in helping to be apart of this project sometimes more in the future. I feel like it is a nice action from our side to help animals. They might not be able to talk, but I believe that they also have a sense in their minds that they also want to live their lives healthily as well. It was awesome to see those animals’ owners were smiling when they know that their pets will be safe from Rabies!
Name of course: Zoonotics Diseases
Learning Facilitator: Kieran ONeil
Number of students: 11
During this exploration course, I’ve been learning about Zoonotics Diseases in Cambodia. In this class, we mainly focused on the learning of Rabies. Rabies is really a big issue in Cambodia since a data that was recorded by Pasture Institute in 2009, there are about 5 million dogs in Cambodia, which is also 1/3 of the population. In addition to this, there are approximately 800 people died out of Rabies that was recorded by Pasture only, which made us think that the data is still underestimated; there could be more. We worked with many people from Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society (PPAWs), Animals Rescue Cambodia (ARC) as well as Pasture Institute to support them with spreading Rabies awareness. Besides that, we also went on trips with them to help with their free vaccination project as well as health checks for dogs and cats. It was difficult, but fun at the same time! Especially when I love dogs! I am really looking forward for the future event that will be held by ARC to give free Rabies vaccination on the 7th of February!
27th January, 2018
I was invited to be part of the Liger Gender Summit 2018 hosted by an exploration group from the Liger Leadership Academy. I am delighted to be apart of the summit since I got to meet lots of other students in both genders from other schools. It is also interesting to listen to their opinions and experiences related to gender issues since gender is a really big issue across the globe. It is a heart touching issue and both genders have experienced similar issues in their lives. Both genders found it difficult to confront with their parents even though they are not happy with what they were told relating to how they should behave. I found the experience helpful for me to share the stresses and worries that I have been keeping in my mind for a long time. I believe that everyone deserves to be loved as well as to recieve equal rights. Everyone can do whatever they want as long as the actions would lead them joy. Be yourself! 🙂
¡Hola! ¿cómo estás? I am currently taking Spanish class during my after school for an hour a week just to improve my knowledge of language. I learned some basic conversation phrases as well as words that go along with it. I love learning languages. I think it would make my life easier to travel! It’s still quite challenging to remember all the words, but I believe that it is not a skill that can’t be improved.