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GUEST BLOGPOST – Students Need More Research Opportunities

GUEST BLOG POST: SOUN SOTHY, Cambodian Teacher of English

Sothy Soun was one of the first high school graduates supported by the Ponheary Ly Foundation. While pursuing an English degree at Pannasas Tra University, he teaches English to fifth and sixth grade students at Chey School. He also continues to take Global Citizen Media classes and was recently asked to oversee the Ponheary Ly Foundation’s Student Blog. His latest post examines the limited research opportunities available to Cambodians.

Old Documents at the Wat Damnak Library.

Old Documents at the Wat Damnak Library.

Cambodian students need a lot of books and documents to do research to improve our knowledge. Unfortunately, during the Khmer Rouge all of the important documents were lost. The Khmer Rouge destroyed schools, pagodas, hospitals, roads, and almost all of the libraries. Our important history documents were in these libraries. Continue reading

A Dream of Technology in a Cambodian Classroom

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GUEST BLOG POST: SOUN SOTHY, Cambodian Teacher of English

SothyProPicIn December of 2011, I met 20 year old Cambodian Soun Sothy in a workshop I conducted with the Ponheary Ly Foundation. Sothy has a passion for teaching and technology, and dreams of a future where he can harness technology to teach English to his young Cambodian students. In the new year, we will begin to experiment using iPads in his classroom.

In December 2011, I made my first video called Future Dreams and it showed about what I want for the future which is to become a computer teacher. However, now I teach English to grades five and six because I am studying at the English literature in university. It is my dream that I can teach both English and technology by using many aspects of technology Continue reading

Learning to Be Young Cambodian Citizen Journalists

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15 year old Nary Chun, a student in the Ponheary Ly Foundation sponsored ‘Media for All’ Media III class, has written her first blogpost about the students’ visit to the 2012 ASEAN BLogfest held in Siem Reap. I was SO PROUD of the students for mixing with bloggers from all over Asia.

On Sunday 4th November 2012, my media class went to the ASEAN BlogFest2012 conference at Build Bright University in Siem Reap. There are six students in my class and our ages range from 16 to 18. The BlogFest ran from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Teacher Diana Gross had arranged for us to leave from the Seven Candles guesthouse by bus at 8:30am. To get to the guesthouse, I had to get up at six o’clock and ride my bike for 1 hour…

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Finding Music and Giving Voice

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Rodrigo Solórzano, international writer and music composer, joined the Traveling Teacher for a 5-day Tell Your Own Story Project at Burmese Refugee Primary School 42 near Mae Sot, Thailand. He led 8 students in a unique musical and digital photography project. He shares his experience with us…

It appears as a natural pact, an unbreakable edict: the bigger the pain, the bigger the appreciation for the simplest experience. Continue reading