For this round, I have Human of Cambodia exploration. Human of Cambodia is a really great opportunity for me to learn some new skill and to understand more about my country. For me, human of Cambodia means to Interview and capture pictures of Cambodian and make the document or nonfiction story about humans that live in Cambodia. I learned a lot of new skill such as how to get people to talk to us, photography, writing captions, and building self-confidence.
Taking pictures is one of my favorite thing to do, so this is a great way for me to improve this skill. Before, I was really scared to talk to unknown people, and one of my gold for this exploration is to learn how to talk with people I never made before. I try really hard to communicate with the stranger and be friendly with them. One of the thing that I just learned from my teacher is trying to be simple when we try to get the story from the people. Just go to them and ask the friendly question like how are you and all of the thing that you need to do next are asking the following question. After we have the pictures and the story we need to write the caption that feeds with the story and the picture. It was hard for me to write a powerful caption I learn from my teacher and practice it so many time. Practice being better. This exploration helps me to build myself confident and more confident with interviewing and ask people to take their picture.
The final product of this exploration is the picture and caption and performance. We show the picture with the caption and the performance of the two stories that we have selected.
Story And Caption
My first child is a babysitter at Phnom Penh which is far from where I live. My second child is a motorbike washer. My third child is illiterate. He failed his study and lives without education. It gives me a very hard time. I became sick and was diagnosed with scoliosis. I vomited for 3 months long. My first child rarely visits me and I miss her so bad. I think I would’ve died by now.
Luckily, a Christian group came here and helped me go to the hospital and receive the medicine. Because of them I feel better and am glad that I’m alive.
My husband and I work together to get income for our family. He does fishing and I take those fish to sell. We do what we can do.
In this term, I got my new exploration and my new exploration is Outdoor Leadership. So, what is Outdoor Leadership mean? Outdoor Leadership means to lead yourself or a group to go outside of the class and explore the beautiful nature. In our class, there is five promises/ core volume there are Problem Solver, Respect Determination, Learning, and Encouragement. Everyone draws their handprint and write on them about what we want to work on, what we excited for, and what we want to learn the most from this class. During our class, we also write about weekly/ trips reflection. We went to two different places and those places are Kirirom and Mondulkiri.
For the first week of this exploration mostly we were focusing on nature understand what is nature and what does nature mean to all of us and everyone has different opinions about nature. For me, nature is almost everything around me. Nature is a producer, creator, protector, teacher, and more. We also make something to represent what does nature mean to us? We also get outside of class to observe nature and find what does nature look like at different places and we did some debate about Is Liger a wilderness? We spend half an hour to do debating and finally we kind of get an idea and understand more about nature. We also did some truth activity there are Fall and Trees And Rope Scenario. We faced some challenges when we do the Trees and Ropes scenario that made us had, but we all talked, we all helped, we all safe and we all succeed. We also learned about the wilderness first aid and how can we help people in an emergency situation. We did some activity that related to this topic. It is really important that you truth your team made if you don’t truth them sometimes it is so hard to work or communicate in the group and it can cause a lot of problems.
In our second week, we went on a trip to Kirirom and we spend 2 days and 1 night there.
During the trip, e did a lot of team building activity and we also hike to the waterfall for 5km it was so fun and tried when we were hiking to the waterfall. Everything when well and everyone is really happy. When we come back from Kirirom we start to learn about wilderness first-aid we also do some activity that we have the Lead Rescue, Victim, and Assistant. When we did this activity the victim most act like they are in the emergency time and lead rescue need to look after everyone and make sure that they are safe and the assistant just help with the lead rescue asking for. We did this activity just want to practice our lesson and know what it gonna look like when someone is in emergency time and there no hospital near us. After learning the wildness first-aid we feel like we know and we able to save people life. Want to learn more about Wilderness first-aid. Click here
Finally, We went to our big trip which is Mondulkiri. Everything still went well like our first trip and we also learn something new have a lot of new experiences there and no one has any big emergency and everyone look really happy and enjoying the time that we have work together.
We have different exploration in different rounds. In this round, I have an exploration which is SET DESIGN. This exploration is about creating a Community Traveling Theater that can travel to different community and put on the education show that can tell them what is right and what is wrong. Most theater in Cambodia they just stay at one play it can’t move. So, we decided to make a moveable theater.
To get this project happen we need to try really hard and stay focus. First, we need money to buy a truck we need a truck to make the theater can travel. We need to do the crow founding to promote our project to the world if they can donate us or not. To get that done to need a video of the crow founding website. We decide to go on a trip for 2 days. For the trip, we went to two provinces those two provinces are Kampongcham and Tbung Khum provinces. We also interview some villager and put on an education show. To do this we also facing some problem. The problems are finding the place for the show and get the permission from the owner of the house. When we were preparing our state it was raining really hard so we need to get the thing from the rain and prepare again inside there house. But anyway we still have a lot of audiences.
We are trying really to get those thing done and have the Community Traveling Teather for the people who live in rular area get to see the performance.