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...
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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Sep 12, 2013

Stepping Forward with Salariin Kampuchea

Computer Students Present Their Assignment
Computer Students Present Their Assignment

Our goal at Salariin Kampuchea is to supply young adults in Siem Reap with English language, reading 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.

Raising Attainment and Confidence in English Classes

In June we organized a Spelling Bee competition. This encouraged and motivated the students not only to improve their English language skills (especially spelling and vocabulary), but also to build their self-esteem and confidence. It was a hugely successful and enjoyable event for all. Student, Deap Sophary, shared her feelings about the competition, “I am very happy to join this completion as it can make me competitive and working hard. Furthermore, I can improve my English vocabulary, remembering and listening skill”

Skills for Work Visits

Students on the Life Skills programme got some real, hands-on experience in local hotels in recent months. In June and July respectively, they went on visits to the Shintamani Hotel and the Pacific Hotel. Here staff held Q&A sessions regarding job requirements and work in the hotel and tourism industry, as well as workshops on preparing for interviews and how to write CVs and cover letters. The experience proved invaluable, as tourism continues to grow as one of the biggest employers in Siem Reap.

Increasing IT Skills

Our students continue to train in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and email – all essential skills for the modern workplace. They have also been carrying out research assignments and conducting class presentations. Socheata tells her story about Computer classes with Salariin Kampuchea, “It encourages and motivates me to maintain solidarity and team work in my class. The computer training also taught me more knowledge through research”

Fun and Study in our Libraries

Our librarians continue to work hard to create a welcoming and fun environment for our students to spend time. Reading clubs, quizzes, games and supported study sessions have proved beneficial to many young people in the area.

Onwards and Upwards

We have many exciting plans for the next few months. We will conduct Child Protection Training for our students, to raise awareness of their rights and how best to protect themselves – a vital learning experience for the young people of Cambodia. Additionally, in our Life Skills programme, we will see further workplace visits, as well as presentations from graduates to encourage others to join the programme for the coming year.

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

Spelling Bee Competition
Spelling Bee Competition
Life Skill Students Visit Pacific Hotel
Life Skill Students Visit Pacific Hotel
Drawing and Painting Activities in the library
Drawing and Painting Activities in the library

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