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...
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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Jan 27, 2015

The Improvement for 3rd Life Skill Generation

Traffic Law Workshop
Traffic Law Workshop

Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply to their social and career daily lives. Our aim is to improve our young adults’ traffic law knowledge and cooking skills. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students benefit from these sessions.

Our Life Skill students have benefitted from a traffic training/workshop. Firstly, they are now able to recognize traffic signs alongside streets which tell them about dangers, direction, information, permission, and prohibition etc. Secondly, they realize the penalties when they commit against the traffic signs and law. They also understand what kind of penalties they will get if they do not drive according to the signs and how much they would pay to the traffic policemen. Thirdly, they realize the benefits of wearing a helmet when they are driving a motorbike. They also know how to wear the helmet properly and safely.

One student, Mesa shared her feelings about a traffic workshop she has learnt: “My name is Mesa. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill.

During study, my school received a workshop by the policeman in Siem Reap on 8th December 2014. This workshop is about traffic laws relating to the use of road, vehicales and fines. After I joined the course, I get a lot of knowledge. I know a number of traffic signs, traffic signal and understand the traffic laws. Furthermore, I understand the priority rights of driving on public roads. Related to the course I think that it is very important for all students and people because they clearly understand how to use traffic roads, use vehicle and how to drive on public roads safely. The most important thing is the extensive media society can reduce the risk of traffic death and injuries.

IN the end, I would like to deeply thank to the traffic policeman of the traffic police office in Siem Reap streamline the traffic laws at our school and we also would like to say thanks to our all teachers that have been diligent in preparing the workshop. I hope I will have the opportunity to participate in this course again later”.

An amazing contribution of a former student! In this period, we are very proud of one of our former students who shared her knowledge, experience and skill with the third generation class related to the cooking lesson. At the start, they are able to improve their communication among Salariin Kampuchea’s students (the former student and next generation). Next, the students gain knowledge about cooking a chicken burger. They learnt how to cook it with theory and practice.  They recognize what kind ingredients and the process of making a chicken burger. Finally, they are able to produce a chicken burger by themselves. It was a great fun and lesson learnt!

One student, Sreypov shared her feelings about cooking lesson she has learnt: “Today I am good and I would like to write my feeling about cooking class. In the afternoon, we learnt and trained from a cook teacher at school about a Chicken Blue Cheese Burger. During we were cooking with my team, I felt everything was the newest around myself so I really excited so much because  it was a good  way for reaching my goal in the future and it was important part of my life everyday too. And I did want to make it. After twenty minutes later, the food has finished and it was a wonderful burger.

Next we had to clear the table and washed the dishes together before we started eating. That time I was happy and tired too. Everything and all of my friends were ridiculous. All in all I got much knowledge from cooking class such:

-      I  knew about how  to make a burger food

-      I had a new experience for improving my cooking skills

-      And it was a part of communication between students and studednts especially students with teachers.

I hope to have a cooking lesson again. I wish to have a cooking class in a restaurant or hotel for the future. Finally, I wish teachers in Salariin Kampuchea have a nice day, have a good travelling, and have a lot of money and good health”.

In the coming three months, we will conduct an interview practice, final exam, and final trip for the 3rd life skill students, recruit the 4th life skill generation and organize further visits to local businesses, youth employment services and vocational training centers.

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

Traffic Law Workshop
Traffic Law Workshop
Cooking class
Cooking class
Cooking class2
Cooking class2

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Nov 26, 2014

Success and Graduation

Certificate delivery
Certificate delivery

Our aim is to support disadvantaged children and youth respond to Cambodia’s changing job market. To achieve this, we provide beginner and intermediate English language classes, basic computer skills training, and work experience opportunities.

English, Life Skill and Computer Certificate Party

After ending up their books for an English and computer training and life skill program, students are required to take certificate tests. In September this year, to congratulate to our students’ successful graduation we celebrated certificate delivery ceremony for our Life Skill students, English students, and Computer students. With 139 certificates were offered to English students who successfully graduated from Let’s Go 3 and 6,  with 26 certificates were  offered to Computer students who finished MS. Word program and with 28 certificates were delivered to Life Skill students who passed the  Life Skill program. We really appreciate for all their success and work hard.

One student, Chantha, expressed her feeling about receiving English certificate with Salariin Kampuchea (SK):” My name is Chantha. I am 17 years old.  Currently, I am studying in Smart Class at Salariin Kampuchea.  I am studying let’s go 4. I got a certificate of let’s go 3. I am very happy.

When my friends heard about certificate graduation, they are very happy and gave me a present. My father is very happy too and he buys me a new bike.  I also tell my brother about the certificate after that he takes me to Angkor Wat temple for my success. Later, I went to my grandmother’s house. I told her about my success and she is very happy. Finally, I am very happy and grateful for my teachers, family and friends encourage me”.

Spelling and Honey Bee Result:

In September, the Spelling and Honey Bee were conducted for a special annual competition which helps students with their English vocabulary. Ending with final competition, there were six students became champions with winning awards, three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd winner) from Honey Bee, three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd winner) for Spelling Bee.

One student, Van, expressed his feeling about his winning in Spelling Bee Competition with SK:” Hello teachers! My name is Van. I am 18 years old and am a student in Grade 12 at Angkor high school. I have got three brothers and two sisters. I am the fourth child.

I want to tell you about my success in Spelling Bee Competition. Salariin Kampuchea trains and coaches its students to improve their English. It was very proud of the six students who were the best of all. Among six of them, I was the first champion speller and it was the second time for me too. The reason that I got the success was coming from y working hard including the encouragement from my neighbors and teachers. Moreover, I want to know the words such as new word meanings, synonyms, part of speech and especially the pronunciations.

In that time, I wrote and read the words again and again. I also copies the words in my notebook classified by alphabet. I learnt about them all the times at home, school and other places.

Finally, I got successful and I was very satisfied. Next time, if I have an opportunity I will try my best again”.

Youth Team Capacity Building and Training

For the last three months, our youth team, 11 members were provided a teacher training. These trainings help the youth team how to teach English and computer programs to young students in appropriate. Currently they are working with Salariin Kampuchea as volunteers. They are teaching English language for beginner level and assisting a computer teacher in computer lessons.

One student, Barang, expressed his feeling about computer training with SK:“Hello teachers! My name is Barang. I am an English student in Elementary level in Roum Doul Class of Salariin Kampuchea. I also graduated from a computer course with Salariin Kampuchea about Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet and email etc. Furthermore, I have participated in Salariin Kampuchea’s activities which available for young people to gain and share knowledge and experience through teaching English, computer for weak students and library after I have just finished a teacher training for an English and computer provided by Salariin Kampuchea. The training is very useful for me because it learns me about the teaching strategies and techniques.

 I want youth team of Salariin Kampuchea get further training because they are students of Salariin Kampuchea so it is easy for them to share knowledge and experience the next generation”.

In the next three months, we will conduct final and certificate tests for English classes, reading club, and painting and classifying books in the library. Finally, computer training will be provided for our staff. We will participate in Siem Reap Junior Soccer League in Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Bike Race and Ride called Angkor Wat Bike4Kids. Our life skill classes will be conducted traffic law workshop, visit hotels and certificate test.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us though 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 party
Certificate party
Spelling award delivery
Spelling award delivery

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