Salariin Kampuchea

Public Education in Cambodia faces great challenges and it often fails to provide skills that are useful to access job market. Low-income youth, especially from rural areas, which can't afford private education, doesn't really have the choice to attend high schools or Universities or to choose their own career paths. Salariin Kampuchea is a Cambodian NGO that provides free extra-curriculum English, Computer and Life skills courses to poorest children and young people of Siem Reap province and the rural areas. Siem Reap is the number one tourist destination in Cambodia but also one of the poorest regions in the country, with 51.8% of the population living in poverty. Outside of the tourism s...
Aug 4, 2015

A First Visit of the 4th Generation of Life Skill

Visit  at Sokha Hotel
Visit at Sokha Hotel

Salariin Kampuchea continues to empower young people through social lessons and career training which are much enhanced for young adults to apply to their daily lives. Please read more below about how Life Skills students benefit from their first visit at a hotel and social education.

In April, the 4th generation of Life Skill students obtained and gained knowledge and experience during their visit at Sokha Hotel in Siem Reap province.  32 life skill students were welcomed to accompany in different departments in Sokha hotel which is located in the town center of Siem Reap. They were encouraged to ask practical questions related to hospitality, and  the tourism industry. The students were able to better visualize the hotel view and understand the role and responsibilities of hotel staff related to kitchen, front desk, and service/waiters/waitresses as well as the requirements of each position in the hotel, so that they can prepared themselves.         

One student, Soben shared his feelings about the benefits of his first visit at the hotel:

“My name is Soben I am studying at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill course.

Many weeks ago I went to visit Sokha Angkor Hotel. I felt so happy when I heard this visit and I know a lot about the hotel, departments, and responsibilities of the hotel staffs. I passed the front desk, the staff are friendly and smiling. This visit encourage my dream to become true. I hope I will work there one day when I graduate from high school and university.

Finally, I would like to thanks to my teachers and Salariin Kampuchea team so much that allow me to participate in the visit and life skill course as well as to have a better education”.

During this period, the students have studied also about social education that consists of many topics.

Another student, Sopha shared her feelings about social education “communication” with Salariin Kamppuchea organization: “My name is Sopha. I am 16 years old. I have one brother and one sister. I am a student in grade 12 at Angkor High school. I am studying English at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I have also studied life skill course. It interests me because it makes me know about life, work experience, presentation, communication and self-esteem etc.

Communication is my interest than the other lessons. Every work, business or study always need communication to get success. The communication is a process of the exchange information, ideas, thoughts, feeling and emotion through speech, signals, writing and behavior.  How I benefit from the lesson. I gain about type of communications, verbal and nonverbal and after I finished this lesson, I know a lot of thing that I can understand. For example, when you are talking to your friends, you use means of communication.

Finally, I want to say thanks to my teacher that he taught me about the communication and I hope that next lessons will be more interesting”.

In the coming three months, we will continue social education lessons and integrated career lessons as well as field visits at hotels and vocational training centers. We will produce and print T-shirts for the 4th generation students. We enable them to teach their classmates for improving self-esteem and presentation skills.

We are very proud to have provided this extremely valuable course, and we would like to thank all donors again who supported us through Global Giving. With the help and support of our partners at Global Giving, and you, we hope to keep building on this and moving forward with our personal and career training program for young adults.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Life skill students present about communication
Life skill students present about communication

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May 28, 2015

Non-Formal Education Enhancement

Final Football League in Siem Reap
Final Football League in Siem Reap

One of our goals is to enhance education through non- formal education activities. To achieve this, we provide extra curriculums to support disadvantaged students in Siem Reap through English program, basic computer skills, work experience, community library, life skill, scholarship program and partnership with public schools to keep retention and attendance and hotels for work experience and job arrangement. Over the last three months there have been many positive changing activities and achievements within our organization, which continues to work hard to make a positive impact in the community.

Community Library

For the last three months, our community library has been conducted optional activities for the children and young adults. A librarian conducted a reading club, a movie show, folding pictures and painting. The students are able to gain general knowledge, and empower their reading habit, and had fun. They are also able to watch basic and easy English movies. They also produced pictures of animals and flowers in order to decorate their library.

One student, Sat express her feeling about attending in the library activities. “Hello! My name is Reaksmey. I am 15 years old. I’m studying English at Salariin Kampuchea. Salariin Kampuchea has also a library and I love reading books the best. I think library is important for me because when I want to research I can come to the library and check the internet. I can know the new words though reading books because there are a lot of book in the library. I can ask librarian about my problems. If I do not have enough time to read a book in the library I can borrow a book for read in home. I love the library so much”.                         

English

204 disadvantaged students are equipped in English language for let’s go 2, 3, 4, 5 and Headway Elementary and Pre-intermediate. They are able to use their Basic English fluently with speaking and descriptive writing skill such as people and places for Pre-intermediate.

One student, Sreynet, expressed her feeling about participating in English program. “Hello! My name Sreynet. I am 13 years old. I live in Veal village. I have one brother and two sisters. My father is a Tuk Tuk driver. My mother is a housewife. I like to study in Salariin Kampuchea because it easy to go to study. It near my house. I am happy when I study here. I can speak English well. I can make a lot of new friends. This school give high education. The rule is good”.

Computer

29 students are equipped with Basic and MS. Word and Excel classes, PowerPoint, Internet and email and social media. Students are able to respond for their job better and they are able to catch up and remember their lesson very well.

One student, Sreypov, expressed her feeling about participating in a computer program. “Hello! My name Sreypov and right now I want to say about my first time that I start to study computer in Salariin Kampuchea (SK). It is my first time which I have learned computer in SK. And I always thought I can do it because it was really hard for me. Second time everything was changed when I start to learn it. I did all homework and reviewed lesson that teacher made to me. The teacher explain everything and every time additionally. All in all, my mind, I really want to learn a computer as it helps me better than before and I than you to my teacher that try to search and teach me everything. I wish you good luck and good health”.  

Football

In the final tournament “Globalteer Junior Soccer League” organized by Globalteer organization in Siem Reap, SK students enjoyed and had fun during the match. They are also able to gain knowledge and experience about football techniques, walk balls and kick it properly. As the result, U16 placed number 2 for the final league. Players’ are improving such as work in team, playing skills, and involved about SK values. Football material rewards are in place to offer to our 3 outstanding players.

One student, Sreylia, expressed her feeling about participating in Football program. “In the name of I am one of football students, I want to mention my feeling when playing a football. It makes me have new friends, and have good communication with others. It helps me also have good health and becomes strong”.

Life Skill

33 new life skills students for 4th generation were recruited and selected. They also are separated into two groups. One group is ages from fourteen to seventeen at 1-3 class and another is eighteen up at 3-5 class. 26 life skill students of the 3rd generation participated in the final test and 23 of 26 passed the test successfully. The 26 students participated in the final trip and they were really enjoyed and delighted to visit the natural resort at Kulen Mountain. After the course of the 3rd generation of life skill students, they are able to do research and presentation by themselves. They also gain knowledge not only working in team, making slides but also doing a good presentation for classes. Moreover, they have fully capacity about learning a whole year and promote our life skills project for next generation.

In the next three months, we will conduct basic hygiene, hand washing and tooth brushing, decorate English classrooms, conduct certificate tests for English students, and visit hotel for life skill students. For the community library, optional activities are offered to children and adults to improve their reading and the culture of reading through the program “The More You Read, The More You Win”. We will also arrange a friendly match among SK students for our football program.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us through GlobalGiving. With your help we hope to continue and build upon the success of our non-formal education program.

Warmest regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Art class in a library
Art class in a library
English classroom decoration by children
English classroom decoration by children

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Apr 28, 2015

The Graduation and Start up New Life SKill Class

Final trip for life skill students
Final trip for life skill students

Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply for their social and career daily lives. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students, who just graduated and started up, benefit from these courses.

Within one year course, our 3rd generation of Life Skill students successfully graduated from the life skill classes in February 2015.  With the test result of the final test, it shows up that 26 of 28 students of the 3rd generation passed the test. With the two failed, we provide them an assignment to remain the graduation of their course. To cheer up their graduation, we arranged the final trip to Koulen Mountain, a national and historical park in Siem Reap province, Kingdom of Cambodia and resort to see different biodiversity and the nature.     

One student, Barang shared his feelings about the benefits of life skill course he has just graduated: “My name is Barang. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English.

I just finished life skill course maybe two months ago. It is exactly important for me because I know how to be a good person and good student in my society, how to do the presentation, how to build up my self-esteem, how to write a CV and be ready for a job interview. I also know better how to communicate with other people in the society and I can see different hotels and jobs during my course to visit hotels. I am feeling proud of myself because I get new knowledge from the life skill course. I really like life skill project”.

After the 3rd generation of life skill students graduated, we have recruited and selected and in the same time, the 4th generation of life skill students have started their first classes in the beginning of March.

Another student, Sovichta shared her feelings about starting her new life skill course with Salariin Kamppuchea organization: “My name is Sovichta. I study at Salariin Kampuchea organization for a long time with English and computer. Now I start learning life skill class. That is a great skill. Exactly it can improve my knowledge, my character and it makes me have an experience of work, know how to work well. My life skill class is very nice because all my classmates have a good communication with each other. I love my class. Everything that we have learned is very important in the future and the moment. I will try my best to study hard to graduate this course successfully”.

In the coming three months, we will arrange the first visit to hotels for the 4th generation of life skill students and start up their social and career lessons.

We are very proud to have provided this extremely valuable course, and we would like to thank all donors again who supported us through Global Giving. With the help of our partners at Global Giving, and you, we hope to keep building on this and moving forward with our personal and career training program for young adults.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

4th generation of life skill students
4th generation of life skill students
The 4th generation start their first lesson
The 4th generation start their first lesson

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