I am very fortunate to have experienced the outdoor program in the last school year that giving the opportunity to us to learn more about nature, adapt living in wood and also learn much-needed education and expertise in outdoor. This successful project leads to a further project for me and other students to get the chance of becoming a facilitator that creates a curriculum related to outdoor which can contribute to government students in Cambodia. At the same time, we see that this outdoor education and experience is really needed in the government school because it provides basic skills to students that need it in the future.
To start or pilot a program to people, we have to learn, research, experience and especially set the impact statement for the project. “To empower Cambodian youth to be outdoor leaders and environmental stewards by introducing them to natural spaces, raising awareness of conservation threats, and nurturing the passion and skills needed to positively impact their communities.” is the statement that set by our team to be motivated and also remember that really is our mission for the effort that we put into. However, we need to educate ourselves more about facilitating people, skills needed and also understand the situation to assist different people.
Outdoor Leadership is an open topic and also it includes many different categories. Our team decided to create four main categories, such as leadership skills, medical and risk management, nature appreciation, and wilderness skills. The other two students and I are responsible for developing a further leadership module that contains different activities and games related to leadership. This is where we start to create possible learning and more detail about our workshop. Our team and other team are really look up to a future workshop that we have been practicing the activities and also revising for the past weeks.
Other members and I looking forward to the ideas to contribute out to Cambodia society that can get to know the skills and learning. This project is also a project that should consider in other places rather than Cambodia because students need different experiences and skills to expand their minds into a bigger picture.