Khmer Children’s literature project was mainly to publish six children books based on six Liger Leadership academy core values, which contained, Stewardship, Integrity, Optimism, appreciation, determination, and ingenuity. These six storybooks aim to help Khmer kids access to Cambodian storybooks with such brave messages to push kids to develop themselves as a great human being in the future and an intelligent learner.
First week, we began to read other storybooks to get inspiration and had some ideas in order to map out what our stories were. On the other hand, Graphic was another main element of the storybooks to attract their attention to grab these books to read and get inspired. It also helps to boost their education and intellect. After, collected those needed elements which were, correct contents, wonderful graphics, so now what? “Indesignnnnnnn,” This platform allowed me to design my own pages and export as a digital book. Came to a lasttttt process which sharing book and found the sponsors to help us publish these six cartoonish books to the world.
To share our books, my team and I went to Kampot province to participate in the “Kampot Reader and Writer festival”. The event attended a few people, there weren’t many kids but still kept our positive attitude. As problem solvers, we quickly took an opportunity to find kids nearby who were fascinated by our books. After we came back, some of my friends and I found a kindergarten quite far from an event location so we decided to go as our last hour without hesitation. I really enjoy the moment with them. I shared my story and my graphics to them with enthusiasm. After this trip, I got a lot of good suggestions and comments as well as compliments. Overall, I hope these six books can impact Khmer kids and build a bridge that leads to a brighter education. (MY BOOK-TIN AND THE GHOST ON THE SIDEWALK)