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...
Apr 21, 2014

A Social Education Starts Up for the 3rd Life Skill

The 3rd life skill students
The 3rd life skill students

Our aim at Salariin Kampuchea has always been to provide a safe and social environment in which young Cambodians can gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty. We have begun the third Sexual Education and Social Education and Career Training course at Salariin Kampuchea. Please read on to find out more about our first social education for the 3rd life skill generation.

For the last few months, we have gone straight to our plan. We continue registration for new life skill students to fill the seats. As a result, there are 30 students enrolled and they are studying in the program that is divided into two teams. 

Firstly, the students learn a few subjects. These include how to do a presentation, self-esteem and team work. As a result, the students are able to do a presentation using skills learnt, including voice projection and non-verbal gestures in a public environment. They understand and realize what kinds of self-esteem there are and how to build self-confidence. Furthermore, they build relationships with their classmates to make teamwork.

One of our life skill students provides her feelings about a lesson she has learnt from the program. “I understand better how to do a good presentation, know about human behavior and values, and particularly how to adapt and work in a group discussion.  I think life skills are important for all people to study as it brings us a better future and a better life in society”.

In the next three months, we would like to visit hotels, restaurants and vocational training centers to guide them about future careers in the hotel industry, provide some idea about what kinds of jobs they would consider for their own future as well as continue with their social education and communication 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 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.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Group discussion of life skill class
Group discussion of life skill class
LS students present their results from discussion
LS students present their results from discussion

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Mar 6, 2014

Notable Improvement and Achievement at Salariin Kampuchea

Computer exam
Computer exam

Salariin Kampuchea is to supply young adults in Siem Reap with English language, computer literacy classes and a Life Skills programme to help them enter the job market in Cambodia successfully. 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.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Graduation and Certificate Party

In January 2014, we celebrated a certificate and farewell party for our students at our two schools who graduated their English and computer course.

49 Salariin Kampuchea students completed the English Let’s Go 3 class during the course of the year. 18 students completed the English Let’s Go 5 class. 19 completed the English starter class and 13 graduated successfully from the Pre-Intermediate class as well as 14 graduated successfully from the English Intermediate class and 13 students, some of them pictured above, took up employment as English language teachers, hotel staff, restaurant staff and administrative assistants.

74% of beginner students in the English class scored higher than 50% in class assignments and examinations; 13 Pre-intermediate students were able to speak fluent English and wrote both descriptive and comparative essays and 14 Intermediate students were able to speak fluently and write advantages and disadvantages of different topics by using ven-diagram. Teaching tools used for lessons included cooperative learning and bloom taxonomy.

Computer project

For the period of time, there are 29 computer students graduated successfully from advanced Ms. Word and Excel. Our computer student, Main Panha stated his feeling about computer lesson with SK “My name is Vichet. I am very happy with my computer class. When I have learnt a computer lesson with Salariin Kampuchea, I get a basic computer knowledge and skill such what computer component, software and hardware are. I can use MS. Word Processor and spreadsheet effectively so it is easy for me to look for any admin employment that requires a basic computer skill.”

Football

There are thirty one students join the football teams remaining four teams, group under 13, 14 and 16 years old. They are proud of themselves that they have rights to play and participating in the Junior Soccer League organized by Globalteer Organization. One student, Sok Chamroeun shares the feeling about football. “I am Panha, 15 years old.I think sport is important as it makes more fun, good health, more friends. I am so happy to join football team”

Children protection lesson

In December 2013, our English teacher conducted child protection lessons to our English students during the class. They learnt about 5 main child rights, kind of abuses and how to report to stakeholders when abuses occurring by different means.

Partnership

We currently have agreements with 5 businesses where SK students can undertake internship and apprenticeship activities. There are 26 students got apprenticeships to work at hotels.

Change and Movement

In mid-January 2014, after certificate celebration and farewell party at our school in the town, we moved our school and office to a bit further to a countryside where another school is located. With a new school and office, there are more 200 disadvantaged children registered. We engage their parents in the value of education so all parents have to come to sign agreement with us as well as attend in the parent meeting to discuss about their children learning and encourage them to support the children learning.

We have many exciting plans for the next few months. We will conduct Spelling Bee competition for all English students. We plan to decorate our classrooms with painting and drawing and our students will assist and support in the event. Our computer students will conduct a group teaching. We continue to participate in the Siem Reap Junior Soccer League.

We would like to thank all donors who supported us though GlobalGiving. With the help of our partners at GlobalGiving and you, we hope to keep building on this and moving forward with our non-formal education programme.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Farewell and certificate party after graduation
Farewell and certificate party after graduation
Girl team participate in the football league
Girl team participate in the football league

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Jan 8, 2014

A Third Life Skills Course Begins

3rd Life Skill Students
3rd Life Skill Students

Thanks to your generous donations, we have begun the third Sexual Education and Social Education and Career Training course at Salariin Kampucea. Please read on to find out more about our recruitment process for the 3rd generation students. After presentation of the second generation of Life Skills students on the 19th of Sept 2013, the success of the course led to more than 50 students applying for the course for 2013-2014. Unfortunately, many of the applicants were too young (minimum age is 13). As a result, there were 20 SK students who were eligible and able to fulfill in our requirements. To run the course we needed more than 30 students, therefore this allowed us to open up places to young people in the community who do not already attend Salariin Kampuchea. This is a exciting step for Salariin Kumpichea’s Life Skills Programme, as it allows us to reach more and more young people in the Chreav Commune. In the next three months, we would like again to look for new students and increase the reach of our Life Skills programme in the local community. We are very proud to have provided this extremely valuable course, and we would like to thank all donors 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 programme. Warm regards, The Salariin Kampuchea Team

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