In a concrete room sit thirty-five students in blue and white school uniforms, eyes glued to computer screens, hands gliding across tabletops moving a mouse. This is the everyday scene at the Computer Lab of New Generational School at Preah Sisowath High School. One young woman, Muon, a seventh grader, turns away from her computer screen to tell me that this is her favorite class, that she “loves the computer lab.”
First started since October last year, the piloting project of Computer programing program at NGS schools is now coming to the phase of producing some products based on what they have learned. Students are open to working on the project. They team up as a group of four or five people to work on an idea or a project that they all desire.
It was 8 am on Saturday morning at the Ban Huai Kon International Border Crossing Point between northern Thailand and Laos. Many people from Laos, mostly women, and children were walking to the Thai side with bags of vegetables, honey and herbs they collected from the forest, as well as other handmade textiles, to sell in the market in Thailand.