CAMBODIA: Teach Disadvantaged Children in a School in Samraong

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Location : Samraong, Cambodia
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 which provides free education. Close to stunning Angkor Wat, which must be on your Bucket List!

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.

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 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.

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 arealso able to continue to assist in the construction of a new pathway, toilets, as well as building walls and renovation of the nearby area.

Example Schedule:

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.

Monday-Friday:
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

ACCOMODATION:

You'll live in a comfortable volunteer house. Rooms are single-sex with locked doors, bunk-beds, mosquito nets and a fan– maximum 4 volunteers per room. Wifi is available in the house but not necessarily in your rooms.

There are limited laundry facilities so expect to wash your clothes by hand, but there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too. You will be encouraged to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity.

FOOD: All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian fare, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and western food. There are three meals served during the week inside the accommodation and two during the weekend (Brunch and Dinner).

WHAT TO DO NEXT:
If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us! If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.

Start Dates

The project starts every Sunday throughout the year - you choose your start and finish dates, subject to school holidays.

Costs / Benefits

From £495 for 1 week, then £250 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Accommodation,
►Food
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to the Project site,
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas, Return transfer to airport.

Requirements

Minimum age 16, or younger if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
No qualifications or experience required.

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