Junx aims to inspire more people to do recycling, upcycling, reusing, and maintaining the fabric waste. Furthermore, 25% of Junx’s profit will be invested in community development and social impact.
The reason we decided to incorporate social responsibility into our business model is that we want to reduce fast fashion in the community; a lot of clothes are being produced quickly and there are also a lot wasted. We want to help people in many ways we can by organizing clothing swaps, assessing communities’ clothing needs, educating communities about waste management and creative solutions to waste (especially fabric and clothing). We want to be more than a brand; we are a concept and a vehicle for change.
International Labour Organization is a tripartite U.N. agency who brings together governments, employers, and workers to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men. Our group is working with the ILO to implement soft skills training in Cambodia. Soft skills are a combination of people skills, and social skills, (e.g. communicating) that you learn through experience rather than through formal, conventional training.
The Phnom Penh Youth Film Festival is an event run by students that aim to introduce filmmaking to government students to contribute to the growth of Khmer national film industry, give the students themselves possible future careers, and open up their minds to different ways of expressing their thoughts or addressing different problems in the society. With this aim, we are working to teach the government students the basics of scriptwriting, film producing, and film editing. The Final film will be a showcase to everyone in June. As a committee and someone who loves to engage people with an amazing opportunity, I really wish to see more people take this advantage and possibly step out of their comfort zone for the sake of their growth.
Both women and men share similar health challenges, but the differences are such that the health of women deserves particular attention. While there are many commonalities in the health challenges facing women around the world, there are also differences due to various conditions in which they live. I think it is very important for women to have access to knowledge related to their own health, not only about the reproductive system because they are going to a mother and wife, but about all aspects of her body. Therefore this will be amazing research to scrutiny the women’s health in all aspects, and especially seeing the different perspectives towards the women’s health system in Cambodia. My aim is to 1, Determine the current health services for women in the rural areas in Cambodia and what they are lacking. These include: (a), the area of they are living; (b), the income/poverty around their area. 2, Dictate the current women and girls health in Cambodia; major health concern, establish the needs for women and girls based on their service which also could link to their knowledge of their own health.
On August, 31st, 2018, our Healthcare exploration visited MoPoTsyo to gain insights into healthcare and healthcare perspective in Cambodia. MoPoTsyo—a shorter term for Patient Information Centre—is an NGO that works with patients with chronic diseases, especially diabetes. We were there to talk to Dr. Maurit. He was a really fun man to talk to. He took us through mini biology lessons and explain different diseases and condition. From his talk, we learned that diabetes is not a disease, rather it a condition where the person is unable to produce insulin (type I), or unable to use their insulin effectively (type II). You might be wondering what is insulin is, well, it’s just a fancy name for a hormone that helps your body to regulate its sugar level. Back to where I trailed off, not only did we talk about Cambodia, we also discuss the sugar credit (in Thailand) where the tax paid by food production company is proportional to the sugar content of their product and various food scandal. Then, we talked about the improvement(s) Cambodian public hospitals can make, and learned about MoPoTsyo’s work. What they do is really cool, they offer blood testing service and education program. They also a longer training program, where people were taught about diabetes, and later take a test to ensure that they are qualified to teach their peers and raise awareness of diabetes.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Rabies transmission can occur through the saliva of animals and less commonly through contact with human saliva. In Cambodia, there are 600,000 dog bites per year and 60% of them are children under 17 years old. Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, is one of our partner had come out to our school and did a short presentation about Rabies. It is very impressive to meet them as well as knowing that they are the only organization that give out Pre- and post-exposure vaccination to people all around Cambodia. In addition to this, we also meet the other two organization which are Animals Rescue Cambodia (ARC) and Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society (PPAWS), whose are working closely with animals. We got a chance to travel down to Mondulkiri with PPAWS and held a Rabies campaign there for two days. We gave out rabies vaccines to dogs and cats as well as desexed them in order to keep control of their population. On the 7th of February our students with ARC, held another campaign nearby to provide a free vaccination to dogs and cars. We did around 170 dogs & cats in totals for just one day which is a really good sign for us.
Vaccine before dog/cat bite
- Dose 1: As appropriate
- Dose 2: 7 days after Dose 1
- Dose 3: 21 days or 28 days after Dose 1
Vaccine after dog/cat bite or scratch
- Dose 1: As appropriate
- Dose 2: 3 days after Dose 1
- Dose 3: 7 days or 28 days after Dose 1
- Dose 4: 21 or 28 days or 28 days after dose 1
Project-based learning is an educational method that involves inspiring students in problem-solving and investigative activities to gain deeper knowledge, skills, and experiences; giving students the opportunity to actively explore challenging questions and real-world problems outside of the classroom resulting in realistic products, solutions or other outcomes.
We are the group of students that want to change Cambodian Government school curriculum. We knew that many students start to get boring in class after sitting for 2 hours and listening to a teacher. So we come up with the ideas of focus on four main points (study in the real world, researching, problem-solving and product or outcome). So far we have been working with Chbar Ampov high school and Krojes Krong high school in Kratie. We can see that they have changed a lot in the past week. Most of them happy to work in the groups, brave to do the presentation in front of many people and they know how to interview people in a polite way. Not from this observation but we also can see from our evaluation team that students really want to have this PBL in their school and they hope we can go and do this project again with them.
We are Marine Conservation Cambodia is a group of 12 students from the Liger Learning Center, in Phnom Penh, learned about marine conservation in Cambodia, during seven weeks long project. The group researched to learn more about marine life and understand the problems of marine ecosystems in Cambodia. The biggest goal of this Exploration is to protect marine ecosystems in Cambodia. To accomplish this goal we worked really hard to finish the Proposal for a Feasibility Study of Algal Farming as an Alternative Livelihood for Cambodian Fishermen. This document explains a major problem for Cambodian marine ecosystems, a possible solution, the proposal for a feasibility study that would include all Liger senior students 2016 – 2017, and information about what was learned in this pilot Exploration. We also took a trip to Kep province to visit MCC which is an organization that is working on the protected marine ecosystem around Koh Seh. We spent 1 week on the island for researching and learning about seahorse habitat, history of the bunker on the island, learning about the organism on the island and in the sea. We also get a chance to snorkel, scuba dive, and other activities.
In between 2013 and 2014 Everyone had participated in 3D Design Exploration with Kichong. This class we learned about how to become the businesswoman/man and how to design a 3D in 123D Design. Some people also prefer Blender to do it. Everyone has their own group and they need to come up with many creative ideas of a 3D printer product. At the end, they only choose their favorite to be their product and try to run the business with it. My partner (Sopor) and I were focusing on the bracelet. We make the small, round, bead with the letter on it. We choose to design the English letter because of it easier than Khmer. We have it in any color. We try to sell it to some students at school and some staff. It was very good by the way. Then we get to sell it to the other school students and Laura Mam (Cambodian Stars) also wear our bracelet. We didn’t sell to her but we get an opportunity to gave her and it also a good idea by advertisements. In the whole round of this Exploration, my teams are the one who sells lots of products. We sell 429 of them.
Hey! In this year my first Exploration is Entrepreneurship. This Exploration was focused on a chili sauce business. We learn in class with our entrepreneurship curriculum and brainstorm about some ideas of starting the business. Our big goal, by the end of the year, is for our chili sauce business is to have a marketable and scalable business plan to pitch to investors. Part of our business plan will be producing 100 samples of our sauce, bottles and labeled. Right now we are only on step four of 12 of business, developing our product and sampling our sauce with customers and getting feedback. In class, we divided into four small groups. They are Production group, Advertising group, Financial group and Market Study group. In around 3 or 4 weeks of our exploration, we had bought some chili sauce from the other company to try with our students and staff. We asked them to choose their flavor from scale 1 to 5. So far in this round, we have made three type of chili sauce after we survey the students and staff with the sauce that we bought from the outside. We didn’t name it yet but we called it Spicy Sauce, Ginger Sauce, and the Pumpkin sauce. We called it by the ingredients that we use in it. I and my production team didn’t copy all the recipes and ingredients from the other company. We just go throw the recipes that they have, then try out with the different recipes by combining many different ingredients and vegetable. It was very hard to cook at the first time but when we did it 2 to 3 time we adapt to it.