How can we inspire our next Cambodian generation? It is a question that we, 8 young Cambodian women, have been asking ourselves many times. During this up coming summer vacation we will go back to our own country and we want to bring change even within a small thing. Therefore, all of us come up with a project called "Shaping New Ways to Approach Education in Cambodia.” This project is based on what we have found from last year survey. We plan to run 15 days workshops. The topics that we are going to cover are creativities, Leadership, and Plagiarism and Role Model. We are now in the process of preparing action plan and think of ways to improve our work. Below is the detailed about our mission and goal of the project.
Mission of the Project:
• To build students’ critical thinking and leadership skills that will help them to deal with problems that they face throughout their lives.
• To encourage students to actively and confidently communicate with others in order to help them to come out of the narrow-mind and low self-esteem.
• To motivate students to become creative and resourceful people who are willing to develop their communities and society as a whole.
•To reduce students’ behavior of copying from other students or books, and to inspire them to believe in their own abilities
• To help students to have high morality who can become good citizens in the society
Goals of Project:
To transfer our academic knowledge and experiences by running workshops in the purpose of:
To encourage students to have different views on how education can make differences in their lives through introducing the role model of successful people and to inspire students to pursue higher education and visualize possibilities in the outside world
To build students’ confidence in networking and communicating skills through working as a team, sharing personal stories, making posters and giving presentations.
To create friendly learning environment that can help students to bring out their talents and potentials by encouraging them to fully participate and interact with their group members.
To change students learning habit by encouraging them to read, write and think critically.
To convince students to change their cheating behavior during exam by showing the consequences of cheating through drama performance and discussing session about some of the relevant questions that relate to the topic.
Please help us with some ideas about what we should do to make the workshops successful.