It was an amazing experience to be apart of the rainbow summit organized by another Liger student. There were students invited from other NGOs to be apart of the summit. It was more than a discussion since it’s the world issue that requires more understanding because there are discrimination toward those people from the LGBTQ community. I believe the summit actually was impacting Cambodia in someway since it allows people to have empathy towards those people in the community. We also learned about laws, and lack of languages in Khmer for those people in the rainbow community. It’s a problem to not have proper languages since it could affect how people interpret words. For instance, we only have one word in Khmer for the whole LGBTQ community, which is “ខ្ទើយ”.
It was my second time to participate in our Khmer Model United Nations conference held at our Liger campus. I represented France and we debated on rights for LGBTQ community and quality air control around the world. The conference was slightly different from other conferences since there were so many first experience delegates. It was a great time seeing many first time students came up to the podium and expressed their country’s stance to many other delegates. I am looking forward into more MUN conferences. It was a great learning experience.
On the 2nd and 3rd of March, I went to a Frisbee tournament call Phnom Penh Hat tournament. Our team name was Bouviers. We call ourselves the “best friends.” We didn’t know each other since we were randomly selected to play as a team together, but we learned to play with each other really well. Each and every team there were so competitive, but we finally made it to the final and won the whole tournament. It was my first time to ever win the whole tournament. Anyway, I am hoping to play in more tournaments next time. I couldn’t forget the fact that I got a t-shirt size XXL to play at the whole tournament! I was the last one to be there, so that’s the only t-shirt left for me.
I am currently is working with Happy Football Cambodia Australia founder to make two videos every month, a trailer and a video episode. There, we are learning how to work with a real businessman. First time we turned in our first videos, there were lots of changes for us to make, but we are trying to improve as we go along. We now have created a clearer plan for our next episodes to keep having our videos finish on time. We have released our first episode on the HFCA’s Facebook page. You can check out the link below.
Link to the HFCA’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/happyfootballcambodiaaustralia/