New Hope for Cambodia Children

This is the fourth exploration of the school year, 2017-2018. This exploration is about human health and our topic is about HIV/AIDS. In class, we learned how HIV transmit, mainly it comes to unprotected sex and sharing the same needle.

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On the 2nd of March, we went to an orphanage located in Kampong Speu province named New Hope for Cambodia Children (NHCC). This organization assists people who needed help most, which are the abandoned HIV infected children around Cambodia. NHCC help those children by providing care, provide regular medicine, and most importantly they provide free education for those children. The founder of NHCC believes that HIV infected children also have rights to access the education like the other deserved. With all the fund they raised, NHCC saved more than 400 children lives from their first emergence in 2006 until now. To be unusual, NHCC raised their children to be the leader. They believe HIV infected people can do what normal people can. Not only assist those children while they are on the campus but also helping those people when they go to colleges.

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While I was there, I didn’t believe what I saw. Who said HIV infected people are weak, can’t do anything, or laying in bed? They seem to be healthy and strong like the other people who not invected with the virus, they play football, basketball, even study English. When was there and now I still admire their work, their 100%+ effort to help Cambodian children.

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Dinosaur Investigation 2nd Field Method

On the 8th of February 2018, my team and I, traveled to Battambang with two Thai paleontologists to analyze the footprint that we have found at the site on our first trip there. After taking all the experiences from our trip, we had changed the procedure of casting and how to do a more efficient field method. Although, the imprints on the rock that we thought it was dinosaur footprints on our first trip now with the help of both of the Thai paleontologists we had analyzed they were not footprint they are flute cast. Meaning it was a cast that got affected by the river flows that pushing it through those stones which affect the stones to turn it that way.

It is a pleasure, to have the two Thai paleontologists, Romain and Tida, to help us through with the three days with the total of 12 hours workshop session and a field trip. Even though the result of our project wasn’t what we all were really expected, we still feel optimistic and keep moving forward with this project and will try to raise awareness on Dinosaurs in Cambodia through mainly “Education.”