“When education is free, some people think it is useless, but some people use that knowledge from education or any forms to create billion worth dollars impact to their society.”
“Happiness is more important than financial return on social investment.”
Mr. Sok Lak, one of environment active youth who passionate on environment issues especially on carbon credit program. He has participated in and organized over 30 social activities especially environment project in his community such as “I Like to Move It-Run&Save Wildlife campaign” (2012), Plant More Tree project (2013), Cambodia Green Will project (end of 2013 and early of 2014) and so on. Recently, he joined two days Oxfam Mekong Inclusion program communication workshop as young media expert and trainee on 9-10 October 2014 in Phnom Penh. Later, he joined Ministry of Transportation and Public Work cooperated with UN-Habitat and ESCAP’s Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems consultation workshop as youth observer on 27-28 October 2014 in Phnom Penh. Moreover, he is also one of fifteen youth wildlife ambassador and has attended a six-month joint program conducted by the U.S Ambassador’s Youth Council (AYC) and Wildlife Alliance in early 2014 as well as running youth engagement wildlife campaign in country. In September 2014, he was selected from 1,000 applicants in Asia Pacific region to attend Asia Pacific Youth Forum and Training workshop 2014 on adaptation in the mountains: issues and gaps beyond boundaries in Nepal organized by International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) through its Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) partner with the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN). Regarding to his education, he holds a bachelor degree of Economic Development from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) and bachelor degree of English Literature at University of Cambodia (UC). Currently, he is freelancer and co-founder of Writing Alliance (WA), an independent student-run association embodying many young-Cambodian columnist. He has over two-year of experience as a professional in economic journalism where he used to work at Southeast Asia Weekly and Economics Today Magazine.
There are many cost that we already pay daily and yearly, how about below cost? Who will pay those cost? Who should be the person to pay them?
1. Social security
2. Food security
3. Pollution affect human health, agriculture production, water we drink, air we breath and so on
4. Traffic accident and human trafficking
5. Animal life (on land, water and air)
6. Raising temperature day to day
7. Increasing number of natural disasters (flood, storm, dry, and so on) year to year
8. Increasing new diesease year to year
9. Lack of opportunity and fall in poverty
10. and so on
“If we give up, who will continue. Life is short. If we always give up, we will never experienced.”
Last update: July 2017
Sok Lak lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the country where he dreams and loves to make positive impact and grow green heart. Currently, he is co-founder of Scholar Library and Writing Alliance, an independent student-run association aiming to promote writing awareness and discussion among Cambodian young generation on various topics including climate change and environment, and other social, economic, and political problems. He is also freelancer economic reporter and has over 5 year journalism experience. As media background, he also freelance to work on media contents and media engagement for social projects run by youth group and companies as well. He got a bachelor degree of Economics Development from Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE) in 2010, and bachelor degree of English Literature from University of Cambodia (UC) in 2012. From his practical experiences, and academic background, he has gained skills and qualification in project management, writing and media and communication, public speaking, and good leadership. Sok Lak very passionately loves working with young people and contributing to social change.
Reading is not only about ability to understand, it is also about ability to put those knowledge into practice.