Community


Me and the class that I stayed in and taught for two weeks. This is a 6th grade Chinese class, with some students who are over 16, which was my age at the time.

Two communities will be most impacted by this project: Culver and Cambodia.

The Cambodian community is not yet of the entire nation, but rather a school in Phnom Penh, Chong Zheng Academy, with about 1500 kids from kindergarten to high school. The educational system in Cambodia consists of three major branches: Khmer, Chinese, and English; students attend two, maybe three of these schools. Cambodia is in a peculiar position, as unlike Vietnam, there is a substantial Chinese population, and integration happens a lot, hence the prominence of Chinese as a major branch of education. Chong Zheng is of the Chinese branch, but some of these students are also proficient in English. A lot of Cambodian students rarely get to leave their country, and usually those who are capable complete college at either China, Singapore, Malaysia, or Thailand. Very few go to the western world, save France due to the colonial past. Cambodia has recently emerged from the spectre of the Khmer Rouge, a ruthless genocide of the Cambodian people under Pol Pot, and is in need of expanding an international presence, especially in the youth. Now, while in an economic boom, Cambodian wealth gap has intensified, and will create serious social issues in the future if unregulated. Unfortunately, the current government is a dictatorship run by the Prime Minister Hong Sen, so social change is very unlikely unless future Cambodian leaders step up and promote an evolution for the better.

Culver Academies is in Culver, Indiana, United States. It is Composed of two schools: the Culver Military Academy, and the Culver Girls Academy, each with their own leadership structure. Culver is composed from students from all over the world, but not all of the world, and is welcome to anyone who adds to the diversity at the campus. A third branch in Culver, the summer school, is the primary community of this project, as it focuses more on leadership and immersion rather than English skills and academics like the winter schools, and is thus deemed a better place to begin this leadership and diversity oriented project.

STAKEHOLDER ANALYSIS

Stakeholder

Interest

Potential Impact

+, -, 0

Culver academies

 

Spread its education and diversify

+

Culver Students

 

Get to know more people; learn

+

Cambodian Students

 

Be successful in life; education

+

Cambodian parents

 

Raising their kids to be successful

+

Cambodia

 

National development

+

Culver Legion

 

Diverse & powerful Alumni network

+

Chong Zheng Academy

 

Foster successful students

+

Culver Parents

 

Ensure children’s education

0

Mr. Giraldi

 

Successfully complete the project; admit more promising international students

+

Ms. Hernandez

 

Assisting with the logistical parts of the admissions process

+

Mr. Tulungen and Mrs. McKinnis

 

Have students finish their project on time

+

The Chenn Family

 

Donated Money

+

 

Power Interest Analysis

HIGH POWER

Keep Satisfied

 

Parents (Cambodia and Culver)

Chong Zheng Academy

Mr. Giraldi and Ms. Hernandez

Manage Closely

 

 

Cambodian Students

 Chong Zheng Academy

LOW POWER

Monitor

 

 

Cambodia

Chenn Family

Culver legion

 

 

 

 

Keep Informed

 

 

Teachers

 

POWER/INTEREST

LOW INTEREST

HIGH INTEREST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primary Stakeholders:

Mr. Giraldi and Ms. Hernandez

Chong Zheng Academy

Culver Academies (Culver Summer School)

Secondary Stakeholders:

            Cambodian Students and Family

 

Peripheral Stakeholders:

            Chenn Family