The second event was held on September 18th, 2011 at Build Bright University, Siem Reap. This event also included three speakers, two video clips, and two leadership games, with an additional group discussion for the audience of 150 attendees.
Miss. Thik Kaliyann: She is a 19 year-old girl of Siem Reap province. She has found her passion in writing when she started her job as a journalist at Phnom Penh Post, one of the two leading English newspapers in Cambodia, in 2009. Journalist is not an easy job for a woman in Cambodia because it’s considered as a dangerous job, and rarely does a girl work in this area. With her two years experiences in being a reporter, she has faced many problems and she learned a lot about life in the career of media. With her passion and love in the career, she has never given up even though she has faced many challenges. She will share with you her experiences in her career as a journalist; problem she faces and how she overcomes those challenges under the topic: “Woman in Media”
Mr. Sam Ratanak Sakada: If you are living in the town, you will see how fast the development of Cambodia is. However, you won’t see how far the differences of development between the town and the remote areas. Mr. Sakada, an Assistant Executive Director of RCEDO organization, will share with you the challenges of development in the remote areas and how to overcome those challenges under the topic of “Empowering Individual for Social Development”
Chhunn Noem “Power of Dream”
He has a degree in Buddhist Philosophy with a focus in English language from International Buddhist University of Chiang Mai, Thailand. While studying for his degree, he also served as a President of Cambodian Students Association in Chiang Mai and leading volunteer teachers at the International Meditation Center in Chiang Mai for years. He spent the next 14 years living as a monk and studying Buddhist scripture and philosophy. The last of his project while he was a monk was “Youth Summer Ordination Camp Cambodia 2010”. In April of 2010, he left the monkhood to work for PEPY, Siem Reap, Cambodia. He is currently based in Phnom Penh and serving as the Resident Director-Cambodia for the South East Asia Institute of Global Studies (SEAIGS)) Program run by Payap University and the University of Cambodia.