How Can I Change Cambodia?

               Cambodia is one of the countries among others, whose share the border between neighboring countries but in terms of the land, Cambodia owns the ocean along to the west region of the country: Kep, Kampot, Sihanoukville, and Koh Kong. To illustrate that, this attractive beach catches the tourists’ attention to visit every year, therefore, Cambodian workers can earn more income by running restaurants, hotels, fishing, and etc. On the other hand, Ocean’s playing a significant role in the economy industry, transport the import products and export products throughout the country. Besides that, recently, research estimates that Khmer’s ocean has 545 species presented. These fascinating creatures are to preserve but several study researchers aren’t yet discovering and begin to dig out to the depth of ocean’s exploration, however, Marine Conservation Cambodia steps out to protect and help to prevent threats due to the illegal activities that appear in Koh Seh tropical island. 

                 The mysterious diversity, aliens organisms live and depend down there such as vertebrates species, invertebrates species, bioluminescence and more. Furthermore, coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests provide tremendous habitats and feed the tiny fishes to survive and defend themselves from the larger fishes. For instance, oxygen produced by trees, for us as individuals to breath, according to National Geographic explained that one-third(28%) of the oxygen produced from forests, while the other two-thirds(70%) came from the sea plants(phytoplankton, algae, and seagrasses), and the 2% left from other resources. Overall, Ocean’s a magnificent life element because it assists us by offering oxygen, food, and job but have you ever considered of the threat due to the ocean. Take a while and restore and imagine, how could you help the ocean become a marvelous place?

                 Presently illegal fishing, trash, and water pollution are being a concern for Cambodia’s ocean. Take the case of illegal fishing, “Trawling” is a common method to fish, the enormous net or electric net design to catch everything on the bottom of the seafloor but for the main trawlers’ fishing target are just fishes, shrimps, crabs, and octopuses, but why is that net gathers everything? Imagine, these gorgeous creatures have gone, the food web will collapse soon there aren’t longer those species would exist again. Fishermen get advantage from the sea every day but the impact is way essential. In order to decrease the amount of trawling is an arduous process, why? more percentage of fishermen that won’t continue with the traditional method, since the fishing style was updated. A developing country like Cambodia, the market systems are still figuring out, hope to look for a better quality system with a high price for all the products, to make fishermen go back with a traditional method.  The traditional method isn’t an effective net as trawling net. Also, Cambodia should at least have a marine authority station in each of the main islands to look after the unlaw trawler do the illegal fishing, to do that the salary for policies should be increased, otherwise, they’ll be involved in these illegal activities, instead of fighting for the right one, police, and fisherman both should work together to make it happen. 

                 Besides that, Trashes’s another effective threat as well, from Phnom Penh Post said that around 10 million plastic bags are used in Phnom Penh city every day. Plus 90 percent of plastic bags in the world ends up in the ocean, Cambodia’s also involved. As you know that plastic doesn’t biodegradable easily, it can stay up to hundreds and thousands of years. By the time it broke down, it’ll transform into microparticles called microplastics, the chemical substance leak especially into soil and sea. This chemical is so harmful to animals, humans, and environments. In addition to this threat, Trash bins should already stay in its position where the people can put all the trashes instead of throwing them down. Trash bins are an excellent choice but better to decrease the number of plastics by using fabric bags, reusable bags, biodegradable bags, and paper bag instead. The major supermarkets in Phnom Penh such as Aeon Mall, Lucky supermarket begin with a new plan by charging 400៛ ($0.10) per plastic bag, such a great plan for all the supermarkets in Cambodia or in any foundations. To evaluate is easy but the actual action needs more concentration, Nowadays, NGOs and Academies have helped to spread the lessons to the students and citizens about the impacts and benefits of plastic in our country. Hobbies can be changed if you try so from everyone’s help, the government also easy to work and communicate with. Our society is ours and it always still ours so please clean to help our kingdom wonderful.    

                 “Coastal Developments” known as a huge threat to the ocean too, Coastal Development refers to the constructions and factories on the coastal line. As a consequence, Water pollution ends up in the sea by these entertainment places after their activity according to Casino.org. Moreover, water pollution(wastewater) divided into four huge categories: Industrial, domestic, agricultural and urban. By the time it reaches the sea, the ocean will be polluted by these four wastewaters. As soon as it enters in, marine diversities are a victim rather than get advantage from this wastewater. All the species can’t survive in these dirt water because of the mixture chemical. Different kind of species will soon die and suffer from drinking or breathing in this wastewater as well as air pollution that makes the human struggle to breathe. On the other hand, the owner of the building next to the seashore should know of this huge issue. This issue wouldn’t solve without every single both international and the national company owners and more importantly is the government, this problem needs government helps and the owners of the constructions need to work together with government find the solution to input these wastewaters to another place. Wastewater can benefit for you if you separate them which one of these wastewaters can continue to use such as, water the farm, clean material, and more. That way, you don’t submit to wastewater pollution in the world. 

                  As a closing conclusion, the ocean helps humans, therefore, it should deserve the benefit back. The crisis still remains and still increase from day to another. Like Trawling, Trash, and pollution are an unresolved issue, all the issue won’t disappear but it cuts off from little to little. For instance, the helpers can only help but never see a true person who actually made a mistake, rarely step out to processing, helping, and responsible. Solutions above are just my visionary ideas for you to identify and understand to start to love our ocean. for me, I’m just an ordinary boy who just has this critical idea but a person with that knowledge in their conscience will never make the disaster to life but always educate others and walk on the right track to show the real role module is. To put in another form, this issue should be a government job but without every single one of you, it won’t change, so please think before you take action to do anything in life otherwise, it’ll cause a serious problem to happen just like this one. 

Stop Beggars In Kampuchea

People thought that a small problem is simple but if you don’t care about it, that simple problem will hurt you in the next day as the earth orbit around. You hear the sound, feel and what it tastes of that problems but you never curious about it but if you take look at this country, there are tons and tons of issues but at least there will be one problem that is really pop out to the society, which is “ beggars ”. On the other hand, There are plenty of kids creating small businesses sell or beg and that is helpful because they are trying to help their family incomes, however, tourists or Khmer citizens should not  give or buy something from them otherwise it might affect society by decreasing education rates, increase the poverty rates, and stunning tourist economy growth in Cambodia.

 

Education plays an important role in the world right now because the world wants to have smart people to help their country reach to the top with development and fast service but Cambodia is processing to success this goal. A quote from Nicky Sullivan, born in England, a freelancing writer working in Cambodia since 2010 as a writer for Phnom Penh post in English, Travelfish, AsiaLIFE Magazine, the Southeast Asia Globe, South China morning post, and etc, she also used to be a researcher. She said that “Worse yet, working on the streets not only impairs their education, but it also exposes these children to predators: traffickers, drug dealers, and child sex tourists (Sullivan 1)”.  In fact, it’s so gloomy to say no to street child beggar when they are begging but if you want to help them don’t give money or buy flower or jewelry from them even though they are in need and poor, the best solution is to contact their parents, school or Non Government Organization that can assist them. One Non-Government Organization, you should contact to is Concert Cambodia located in Siem Reap that provides education, good health care, life care, and nutritious foods to make their life exceptional.

 

One day the school won’t be any more students if all of them are missing out from school to get other jobs rather than study. Just take a look at this quoted figure below,   

“The dropout rate in Grade 1 was only 8 percent between 2013 and 2014. However, by Grade 9, dropouts grew to 18.8 percent and skyrocketed to 59 percent by Grade 12. The upper secondary school completion rates are now around 19 percent.” (Education Statistics and Indicators for Siem Reap Province, 30/January/2015). Big amounts of the children were dropping out of school, just imagine in the next few years the drop out of school rates will increase. Cambodia will develop so our country is stepping out from the lack of education to a high education like reputable countries. If they don’t go to the academy, and they thought that the first priority needs in their consciousness are money consequently their future will become shadowy and it isn’t just themselves but it disturbs the country education growth too. One person can influence another person to repeat after them so expeditiously.

For example, one girl has a smartphone so if another kid sees her then they might think and want to play as her too because that is a young brain works. Is it impossible for you to hear that? but the reality is exactly like that. When they sell or beg from the guests that came to visit the temple around Cambodia and earn much and much money from that little business  then that won’t encourage them to go to school anymore because one day they earn that much money so if they go to school then they might lose that much money just for one day go to school. If the percentages of the kids that dropout from school increase so, what Cambodia might be on Education system in other words government should try first before this issue is growing even larger than now, let stop the beggars in Cambodia whether children or adults from a little to a big amount. In order to help our country bright and successful, “ If  the children stop going to beg and sell the stuff but let their parents or adults sell the stuff so the incomes should be better because there aren’t any more kids to fire up and mess the tourists for money and sell something” (Inga, Visit Angkor Wat, January/27/2017), on the other hand, they can go to school to gain more knowledges rather than begging.

 

If Cambodia can succeed to stop beggars so this country will be more smother to live and work for both Khmer people and other nationalities but the problem still remains nowadays which is “tourist economy growth”. There are many Tourists that came here in Cambodia, because of their job and another is visiting some interesting discovery places in Cambodia such as historical and geographical to know more about this kingdom. On the summer break, most foreigners will start their journey to other countries to see some cool structures in the world or natural occurs to relax from stress and job.

 

For instance: when a foreigners are walking, enjoy a guide that telling them the story of Angkor Wat location then a child go to them and ask for money, that is disrespectful, not good habit, not morality and the guests might look down to that child and often they don’t just mention only that kid but they will say “All Cambodian children are beggars and none of them are educated children” to show that they came here to explore not to provide the children beggars money for their own self-profit. Sometimes, the tourist doesn’t really like beggar’s reaction because most of them “ when tourists don’t buy their items or give them money soon they might become rude and they still ask tourists over again” (Cambodia – Children begging you to buy something, youtube video). When the tourists knew that Cambodia has a lot of beggars,  they understand that this country is poor at education because of the beggar that came to annoy them: while they are eating, guiding, and even walking enjoy a beautiful view.

 

Money can make that kid loses conscious or lose control because they just hunt for money like carnivores animals furthermore they don’t care about their attitude or other talks about them. The beggar came from anywhere around  Cambodia to a famous place to find job or begging and usually kid begging in Siem Reap province because there are full of guests, both national and international going around to visit some incredible features in Siem Reap. This province and whole country don’t just attract the tourists also it attracts the beggars too but if there are beggars more than tourist then it will repel the tourist.

 

Imagine, this country is lack of education and low tourists economy, as a result, is poor but his country is also known as the best country during the Khmer Empire, to illustrate Cambodia is so strong during that period. If the period is continuing and while you are breathing don’t go and ask somebody for money because that money they have in their hand came from their effort from work and job. Although all of the children beggars want to have any single item like a rich or typical family had, they seem jealous at rich children so they must go to study and push themselves harder then, just begging and create a small business to find money and hope that, it will help them but opposite  is no, it won’t help anything. Beggars think that people will give them money but SUCCESS website said that“ Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you ”. This quote is telling that, Trying to help your own-self better than to depend on other unknown people to help you.

 

Let take this story, as an illustration, In a  family, there are two uneducated parents with three young children. After taking care of their children for a few years, a father is going to work in the factories Phnom Penh and a mother is emigrating to another country for job but before this couple leaving to job, they told their parents that, if their children aren’t able to study so they can go to do some work to help family income is way greater but Finally these three children lose an opportunity that they had. Take the case of Robert Brault quote  “ One key to success is to have lunch at the time of day most people have breakfast ”. So it means that try to find a solution that can solve the problem without just get rid out of it and if you always behind other, now you should always start before them because you are moving slower than other. Want to success use Robert Brault quote, if Beggar or Cambodian can follow this quote then they probably step out of poverty.

 

Overall,  I think that you might deserve to my message figure above and last but not least  I inspire you to take your hand off the beggars anytime you see them, also I hope that there will be a lot of students go to school, and I think in the future Cambodia will attract outside country worker came to work in Cambodia because it changed and become a bright world that everyone knows. If no beggar in Kampuchea, Country will increase education rates, decrease the poverty rate and increase the tourist economy in the Kingdom of wonder.

Works Cited

  • Sullivan, Nicky. “Why Giving Money to Street Kids Is a Really Terrible Idea.” Travelfish, www.travelfish.org/beginners_detail/cambodia/41.
  • “Siem Reap Education Statistics and Indicators 2014-2015.Pdf.” Google Drive, Google, drive.google.com/file/d/0B1ekqZE5ZIUJUGdHOS1RNkhGajg/view.
  • Roes, Pim. “Cambodia – Children Begging You to Buy Something.” YouTube, YouTube, 24 Nov. 2010, www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIxUdLTNPGU.
  • Inga. “Why There Are Children Begging in Siem Reap & What You Can Do about It.” Visit Angkor Wat, 3 Sept. 2017, www.visit-angkor.org/blog/2017/01/27/children-begging-siem-reap/.
  • “17 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Be Successful.” SUCCESS, 31 July 2018, www.success.com/17-motivational-quotes-to-inspire-you-to-be-successful/.