As the title of the blog states, this is about me, Kimseng. I am fifteen years old and I’m currently a student at the Liger Leadership Academy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This is my seventh year at Liger. This portfolio will be encompassed of posts about my journey to change my country, Cambodia, for the better.
I am very passionate about film making, photography, Model United Nations (MUN), and marine biology. I developed my passion for marine biology about two years when I was involved with an exploration called “Crime in Cambodia” that focused on the laws and illegal activities that occur among fisheries. Since then, I realized the importance of conserving the Cambodian ocean and I started delving deeper into the science of the ocean. Long story short, I’m now involved in a long-term project with seven other students to conduct research on the marine ecosystem of Koh Seh, an island off the coast of Kep. We all received our scuba diving certification and we’ll start conducting surveys very soon.
My passion for filmmaking came from my dad. He is a filmmaker, himself. Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved taking photos and editing them. Coming to Liger gave me the opportunity to further that passion to making films. I’ve made a variety of films, from documentaries to written stories. It has been awesome fun doing it.
I first got involved in MUN in August 2015. I didn’t really know what it was about. My teacher just signed me up, told me that I will be discussing issues and off I went. I had a week to prepare for it. I spent the whole weekend participating in MUN conference, then I got the hang of it. The next year, I signed up and had a few months to prepare for it. This year, I signed up again and it’s my first time in General Assembly because the previous years had been Junior General Assemblies. The experiences have been incredible and I will continue to purse this interest in the future.
This is me. I will be constantly posting and updating you all about my life so tag along on this journey with me. It’ll be fun!