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...
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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Dec 13, 2013

One Step towards a Free Job Market and Apprentice

Service training in the hotel
Service training in the hotel

Our goal at Salariin Kampuchea is to supply young adults in Siem Reap with English language, library hours and computer literacy classes as well as a Life Skills programme to help them enter the job market in Cambodia successfully. Over the last three months there have been many positive activities and achievements within our organization, which continues to work hard to make a positive impact in the community. Cooperation with the Hotel Industry In order to provide apprenticeship and work experience opportunities to our students, Salariin Kampuchea Organization partners and cooperates with a few hotels and restaurants in Siem Reap. Through October and November 2013, the Le Méridien Angkor hotel (lemeridienangkor.com), provided 23 students apprenticeships and work experience as service staff at the hotel. This was a valuable chance for our students to realize and understand work in a hotel industry. Our student, Hun Pitou told us about her work experience at Le Meridien, “I am happy and I like the work at the hotel because I can understand what it is like to work in a hotel and I can get experience communicating with the guests as well as coaching in how to do the service, set up food, and clear materials in the restaurant after meals. Thanks Salariin Kampuchea and Le Meridien hotel very much for cooperating for giving me the opportunity”. We have many exciting plans for the next few months. We will conduct a certificate test for our English and Computer students for their final courses. We will also participate in Angkor Bike Ride 2013 and Siem Reap Junior Soccer League. Additionally, we continue to seek out work experience opportunities for our students, as well as provide ‘Child Right’ lessons to our student to raise awareness of their rights and how best to protect themselves. 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

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Oct 7, 2013

Successful Graduation from Life Skills Training for Second Generation

Life Skill Students present to next generation
Life Skill Students present to next generation

Thanks to your generous donations, the students who participated in our Sexual Education and Social Education and Career Training course have just finished their social and career training (Life Skills) successfully! Read on to find out more about the positive experiences of those involved. Life Skills classes have been running smoothly and are improving after a year’s trial. In the second year the program grew stronger and more successful, with our students enjoying the opportunity to take part in many interesting and exciting projects.

In August 2013, our life skill students took the final exam of their training course. As a result, all the students passed the exam and will receive a certificate. To celebrate their success, we arranged a final visit to ACCB “Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity www.accbcambodia.org” on the 21st of September 2013.The aim is to promote and urge students to understand the values of Wild Animal Conservation and other beneficiaries from the wild animal protection.

Furthermore, Life Skills students encouraged and motivated their friends to attend the future Life Skills program. Previously, they were organized in groups to present to the next generation for recruitment in 2012-2013. This year again, Life skills students would like to share what they have learnt. On the 19th of Sept 2013, Life Skills students presented to all English classes to inspire other students to enroll for the third year of Life Skills classes for 2013-2014. They are particularly keen to share their experience with parties who have supported the program, including GlobalGiving. In the Impact Documents, students reflected on their learning and thought about the impact the program has had on their lives.

Hun Pitou tells of her positive experiences following the Life Skills program, “I am very happy when I am studying this program. I think that it is an important lesson because it improves my knowledge and my skills such as communication skills, how to do presentations, how to write a CV and cover letter, to know the interview tips and path to success in the job interview, how to manage my time, know seven points for success in the future, ten ways to improve my interpersonal skill as well as gaining various knowledge from Karol & Setha workshop (Sexual Education Training). Furthermore, I gained more experiences and knowledge when visiting hotels and the employment service center during the course. The importance and usefulness for me is that I can share all skills, knowledge and experiences with my friends and family and apply them in my work during and after the course. Finally, I would like to say a million thanks to Salariin Kampuchea that develops this program to provide Life skill training to me and all my classmates”.

In the next three months, we would like to recruit new life skill students for the third year of life skill generation. We are very proud to have provided this program, 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

Life Skill students during presentation in a class
Life Skill students during presentation in a class
Final trip for Life Skill students
Final trip for Life Skill students
Introduction from ACCB staff
Introduction from ACCB staff

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