CAMBODIA: Teach Deserving Children in a School in Samraong

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Career Break / Teaching
Country: Cambodia
Location : Samrong
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

Teach 230 eager-to-learn children from 6 villages at a school in Samraong which provides free education.

Angkor Wat is "one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the planet". It's a Khmer term literally meaning (Buddhist) Temple City. It’s one of the main attractions in the whole of South Asia.

You can teach English, Music, Sports, Drama and Healthcare. Your supervisor is the school's Buddhist Monk and this very friendly school really wants you to come and help out! You’ll live in a sociable and lively guesthouse in Siem Reap, commuting daily (possibly by tuk-tuk!) into the heart of the ancient Angkor Wat ruins. You don't need any qualifications for this project and you’ll experience the best of city, history and spirituality that Cambodia has to offer… and that's saying something!

Siem Reap: is a lively stop off destination on the South Asia tourist trail! With the flat plane jungle ruins catapulted to fame via Lara Croft just over the outskirts, the town is geared up for travellers and this is no more evident than in ‘Pub Street’ a place to drink beer and make new friends. Siem Reap was a fashionable destination for the 1960’s elite pack wanderers and, according to the Lonely Planet, is once again one of the most popular spots on the planet today having reinvented itself as the heart of Cambodia, scattered with guesthouses, superb food and a steady flow of tourists from near and far.


WORK CONTENT

There are two main objectives at this project. Firstly education, and consequently, 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 schooling.

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 or gardening each day, although we also believe that you should work mostly where you believe your skill set is best utilized.

The School also has an adjourning vegetable garden. Here each student has been designated with a small plot of land to farm their own vegetables. Maintaining this is a challenging job, but has the benefits of both physical and mental well-being. Helping the children out with the farming work is available to you, if you would like to engage in this. This is an extremely valuable task!

Much of the school has been built with the help of previous volunteers and local tradesman, 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.

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.

 


 

Start Dates

All year round,you choose your start and finish dates, but subject to school holidays. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £495 for one week. You can participate for up to three months, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).
You'll also receive a free T-shirt.
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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