Liger students are gearing up to showcase their innovation with the launch of their Action Hope initiative and an event that aims to throw the spotlight on the dangers of deforestation.
On May 26, the Liger Leadership Academy will host an event featuring a string of student-led projects. Simultaneously, it will celebrate Action Hope, Liger’s environmental advocacies with the overarching theme of combating global deforestation.
In addition, the event will unveil a symbolic art piece, the Chainsaw Tree, which aims to highlight Cambodia’s efforts to desist forms of deforestation.
According to a press release announcing the event, Liger’s student-led projects are called Impact Projects that aim to explore relevant, and often complex questions, problems, or challenges.
“This project-based learning is always enhanced with activities that involve student immersion in real-world experiences outside of the classroom. Each student will present a project that they have led entirely by themselves,” the release stated.
Action Hope is a blend of Liger Leadership Academy’s project-based programs and local and international efforts to face global climate change.
The event has seen the Academy partner with the Ministry of Environment and Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary of Mondulkiri with the aim of inspiring younger generations while helping to build a greener future and encouraging a new wave of global environmental advocates.
Student Angely Rose will be showcasing her project, the Cambodia Youth Climate Change Conference (CYCCC). She organized the event to include a series of educational workshop series, the Climate Action Project Challenge, and the final conference day.
The vision was to expose youth to the biggest challenges of climate change through an interactive dialogue between experts and fellow youth.
SaraVotey Mom will introduce her woman-in-business project, Be Empowered. It aims to establish a community network where selected young Cambodian women are introduced to entrepreneurial programs where they are trained and mentored by women leaders and founders.
Be Empowered has already brought together a community of 74 young women from 29 high schools, hosting workshops under the mentorship of six women leaders who are founders of well-known companies.
Ena Im’s Liger Schools Tree Planting project involves planting trees in school campuses and informing students about climate change with a focus on reforestation. Cheatra Chheang’s Our Pride event raised positive awareness about LGBTQIA+ communities and advocated for increased inclusivity and diversity in Cambodia.