WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION
There are two main objectives at this project. Firstly education, and secondly, trying to offer to better future for under-developed children from poor and remote areas. As well as simply offering this education, we are also trying to promote and encourage this among children who are not currently receiving any
The children themselves come from the Pul village, as well as five other surrounding
villages. Their ages are from 6-15 years old. They currently have only a basic level
of English. Classroom sizes are typically between 25-30 students. The school consists
of six separate classrooms. The classroom is equipped with basic teaching resources,
such as a blackboard and flash cards for participants to use. The students also
have pencils and paper.
Teaching time with the students is divided into two shifts, the first beginning
in the morning from 8am – 11am. The afternoon shift is from 2pm to 5pm. We advise you
to do one teaching shift, combined with some construction each day,
although we also believe that you should work mostly where you believe your skill
set is best utilized.
The School used to have an adjourning vegetable garden where students were given a small plot of land to farm their own vegetables. However, the school has become so popular in the local community that it has now expanded its size and built more classrooms on the land that used to house the garden. The upside of this is that the new classrooms have enabled the school to provide an education to many more students, and that is always a good thing.
Much of the school has been built with the help of previous volunteers and local
tradesmen, However, the work here is far from done. Volunteers are able to continue
to assist in the construction of a new pathway, toilets, as well as building walls
and renovation of the nearby area.
We are also set to work on some "educational art", so if you have any artistic talent, your input would be very gratefully received! We would like several walls to display images and sketches of participants' home countries. Examples would be flags and
various other cultural symbols. We feel this will be a nice way of reflecting the
work done by volunteers of the past six years.
Your programme will start with an introduction week where you’ll visit cultural sites in Siem Reap and learn about language and rich culture of Cambodia. It’s a great way to get to the town and everything required to make your stay more comfortable.
After Siem Reap you will move on to the location of your programme where the introduction week continues. If your programme is 2 weeks or less you'll get stuck into your project straightaway, bypassing the introduction week. You'll be given a short, but comprehensive, orientation on your first day.
The core focus of the teaching project will depend upon the needs of the school
at that time. The main role played by participants will be:
- Teaching English on a non-formal basis
- Creating activities for the students, including workshops for cultural exchange
- Arts & Handicrafts activities
- Sports after classes
- Environmental awareness activities (Clean Up the World)
- Construction and renovation of school and local community
You don't need any qualifications for this project and you’ll experience the best
of the region, history and spirituality that Cambodia has to offer… and that's saying
The project is not available during these dates:
13th - 21st April: Khmer New Year
27th Sep - 6th Oct: Ancestors Day
If your programme falls within any of the dates above, you may work on construction projects, or organize some activities to celebrate the holidays with Cambodian people.
FREE TEACHING GUIDE :
We provide you with a Teaching Guide and suggestions on inexpensive resources to
take with you. Children are always fascinated with volunteers and want to learn
as much as possible about you. They love to hear stories about you, your family
and where you are from so it is ideal to take pictures, maps, magazine articles
and photos of your family and friends with you. You can also use these as excellent
resources for a lesson to promote discussion and interest.