This year have been the greatest year in Liger. I have improve a lot in this year. Especially in Exploration, and Expertise. There’s been a lot of new and interesting topics and ideas that I’ve learn this year. And there’s also things that I really proud of myself because I’ve been a part of changing Cambodia which is one of the Liger missions, is to create positive change in Cambodia.
Hidden Voices was the first exploration that I did at the beginning of the year. Hidden Voices was an exploration that trying to preserved old Cambodia songs. This exploration has been a part of changing Cambodia because we were trying to research Cambodia old songs, and we want the new generation to know that songs, so we not lose any of our old Cambodia songs. We were trying to put those songs aloud so people in the whole country can hear it. In this exploration we went to many different places to ask people, especially the elders because they know more songs. At the end of the exploration we also created a podcast, talking about Cambodia old songs.
Marine Conservation in Cambodia was the third round exploration. I personally really like this exploration because this exploration give me a lot of, fun, new, interest, and challenge. This exploration is also apart of changing Cambodia, but the result didn’t come out well as we thought but we did try our best. We went to Koh Seh for nearly a week studying about marine life and also getting to know what MCC does. It was a really interesting thing to know because Cambodia marine is now in a great danger
because of illegal fishing method. In class our group were working on a proposal about Algae Alternative Livelihood for Fisherman. The reason we do this proposal because we think fisherman has no choice other than fish to support their family. So we come up with this Alternative. We want to continue this project for the next whole year because we want to try to change the fisherman livelihood.
This ideas really benefit MCC and Liger because is trying to protect Cambodia marine and our Liger mission to make positive change in Cambodia.
Chili Sauce Business was the last round of exploration. It was the most interesting and challenging one. In this exploration we learn about business and also we are making Chili Sauce to sell. In the Chili sauce business, my role is the financial. We were trying to sell this Sauce out because our sauce is a premium ingredients sauce. We use Cambodian ingredients to make this sauce. While making the sauce we have a lot issues. As I’m one of the financial team, we predict and calculate our profit, and it didn’t turn out as we thought it would be. We were hoping that we can sell our chili sauce to all Cambodians, but we couldn’t afford. At least we try our best and I’m also really proud of myself and my team because we just make a Cambodians Sauce.
Podcast has been one of the most interesting project this year. It’s the first year that we start to make our own podcast serial. We have created 4 episodes for this year. All of the episodes topic is related to Cambodia. We created a website, so other people can listen to our podcast. We hope that our podcast can be heard to all Cambodians and we hope this podcast serial will continue to the next next year.
This year there’s a competition that invent by Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister. The competition is meant to all the Cambodians to show their work example, video, drawing, poem and others that is related to Cambodia. So I join the competition and I put my art work that I did with my friend. The art work talking about the past of Cambodia and the future of Cambodia. I didn’t won the competition but at least I did show it to Cambodia people to see and just have a look at it. Also this competition will carry on in the future, so I will put new project that I do that are related to Cambodia to show everyone.
As I say, This year is incredible. So for the next year I would to see more positive changes. Next year, my goal is to at least have some sort of projects that I do either alone or in team to show live to Cambodians in TV. Example that I can think of right now is, films.