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...
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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Mar 3, 2015

Graduation and Work Experience Availability

Angkor Wat Bike4Kids
Angkor Wat Bike4Kids

Our goals are to empower young people to respond to job market and enhance education. To achieve these, 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.

English graduation

For the last three months, our English program has finished for the course books and conducted certificate test for Let’s Go 3 and New Headway Elementary. The students graduated their course books successfully. 34 of 39 students passed the Let’s Go 3 and 15 of 15 students passed New Headway Elementary. They will receive certificate for their graduation. We really appreciate for all their success and work hard.

One student, Sopha, expressed her feeling about English certificate test with Salariin Kampuchea (SK):” My name is Sopha. I am 19 years old. I am a student in grade 12 at Angkor High school. I live in Veal village, Chreav commune Siem Reap district and province, Cambodia. In my free time, I like reading book or story books, doing homework, and house work. In the future, I want to work in a company because I want to help my family and get high salary. I have just finished my English course book “New Headway Elementary” at Salariin Kampuchea. It is my success and it is the first time that I need to study a lot and hard as I am curious about my future. As the result, I passed the certificate test successfully and received a certificate. Finally, I want to tell children, brother or sister about the study because the word study means that it is not easy but we must study hard”.     

Angkor Wat Bike4Kids

In December, 30 young students participate the great social event for Angkor Wat Bike4Kids. The students like it very much as they have never seen and joined such a big event. They learn how to communicate with different people in the event, they learnt how big event arranged and they are able to improve and test their cycling adventure.

One student, Sreyhan, expressed her feeling about experience in Angkor Wat Bike4Kids:” In December, I went bike racing and ridding at Angkor Wat temple. There were a lot of people enjoyed it. We spent nearly 3 hours to arrive at the finished point. Our teachers gave us the breakfast that’s really wonderful. We started racing at 6:15 am and I arrived at the finished point at 10:00. After we arrived at the point, we were offered some drink, juice, water and cookies. After we had lunch together in front of Angkor Wat temple. I was too tired, however I was very happy to this event as I saw and met lots of foreign people cycling. It was a lovely day for me and everyone. Next time, I wish I would join this event again”

Work Experience

In December, 23 of young people get work experience at Pacific hotel (www.pacifichotel.com.kh) as waiters, waitresses and cook assistance. This is the first step forward for their future career and employment. They gain work knowledge and work experience in the hotel industry. They are very thrilled to work. Furthermore, they improve their English communication with guests, adapt themselves to the work environment. They really enjoy this opportunity that enable them to work for the future job.    

Two other students, Rosa and Sreyleak, expressed their feeling about work experience at Pacific Hotel: “We would like to thank you so much for the two last months that Salariin Kampuchea chose us for the work experience at Pacific Hotel. We really pleased to the internship there. The first when we arrived at the hotel, we felt surprised because it was a beautiful hotel. When we arrived, the staff of the Pacific Hotel greeted and guided us how to work as service and cook assistance. It seemed the work was hard as it was the first time for us to work in the hotel but later we feel ok. A few days later, we felt we work very fast and confident. We know some names of equipment in the hotel. We felt very happy to work there because the staff are friendly and supportive. As the result, now we gain knowledge and work experience even though it was a short time work. We hope next time, we are allowed to work their again”.     

In the next three months, we will conduct certificate tests for English classes and life skill, arrange final trip for life skill students, recruit new life skill students, decorate classrooms, and celebrate Khmer New Year. In the library, we conduct movie show for all children who attend in SK’s programs. Finally, our football teams will join the final league.

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

Certificate celebration
Certificate celebration
Work experience orientation workshop
Work experience orientation workshop
Work experience orientation workshop 2
Work experience orientation workshop 2

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