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...
Jul 9, 2013

Life Skill Students Gain Knowledge and Experience

Visiting at Pacific Hotel
Visiting at Pacific Hotel

Thanks to your kind support and donations, the students who participated in Career Training have gained more knowledge and experiences! Read on to find out more about the positive experiences of those involved.

In April 2013, our life skill students start their career course. This provides them with good opportunities to know different jobs and work experience in the reality from different business sectors during their visit at hotels.

Furthermore, during the career training course, the students have been learning about time management and traffic lesson. They also have practice how to apply for a job as well as interview practice with their teacher and Youth Employment Service Centre “YES.

In addition, the students visited to Pacific and Shinta Mani hotels. With this opportunity, the students improved their critical thinking and performance as the hotels’ managers introduced about their jobs and requirement as well as how to deal with guests in the hotels. This encouraged and motivated our students to understand the trustworthiness of educated people and they have clear picture goals for their future employment and what they want to be. It was a great explanation of how they could start from a simple job to a higher position. Besides, visiting hotel industries, the students also visited to the Youth Employment Service Center “YES”. This visit, our students were trained how to prepare themselves before going to interview, taught the paths to success with interview, the achievement and accomplishment for the jobs.

In the next three months, we would like to conduct field visits to vocational training centers, final visits to wildlife conversation/environmental conservation areas, the certificate test who graduate from life skill program as well as recruit new life skill students. We are very proud to have provided this program, and 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 personal and career training programme.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Visiting at "YES" Center
Visiting at "YES" Center

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Jun 11, 2013

Continued Improvement at Salariin Kampuchea

Certificate party celebration
Certificate party celebration

Our aim at Salariin Kampuchea is to provide high quality, free-of-charge, non-formal education to children and youth from disadvantaged families in Siem Reap. The quality of education we supply inspires youth and their families to follow their own dreams and enhance their standard of living. We supply young adults in Siem Reap with English language and computer literacy skills, reading improvement as well as a life skill program to help them enter the job market in Cambodia successfully.

English project

There are 15 new students enrolled in our English program. In total there are 198 students attending in our schools. In February, we conducted and celebrated a certificate party where 92 students from the English program received their Certificates from the Let’s Go 3, Let’s Go 6 and Pre-intermediate classes.

Life skill project

As in February we celebrated a certificate party, 18 former life skill students received their certificates. We organized a field trip for our life skill students in March. Our life skill students visited our partner hotel, Soria Moria Boutique Hotel to see different jobs in a real work situation. The hotel staff were introduced to the students and then they were shown different departments. The students asked lots of questions. Furthermore, as we cooperate with Youth Employment Service Centre (YES) in May our life skill students visited their center for job vacancy and job interview practice. 

Computer Class

In the certificate party, there were 53 former computer students received their certificate. Recently there are 8 computer classes with 66 students attending in our program. One of our computer students became a computer teacher and youth leader with an organization in Siem Reap.

Library project

In the daily library hours, our librarians conducted different activities with external students and internal students. Our librarians did traffic lessons, matched label story comprehension, arranged group reading as well as supported individual weaker students from English classes and computer classes. They also conducted lending books to the students.  

Football project

Our football students participated in the Globalteer Siem Reap Junior Soccer League. As a result, our football teams, the U18’s were placed in number two and the U14’s placed number one in their division of the league. They are very proud of their teams for the success. One of our football students became a football coach with Globalteer organization. Furthermore, by supporting from Globalteer our football students were trained twice a month. To celebrate the king’s birthday, Sihamoni Globalteer Organization organized a tournament between Siem Reap football teams and Poipet teams. Luckily, there were six of our students selected to attend in the tournament.

Future

In the next three months, we would like to conduct a Spelling Bee competition program for English students. We also plan to visit two hotels and two vocational training centers in Siem Reap for the life skill students. They will be able to see different jobs in a real work situation. We also plan to make an interview practice and arrange final test for current life skill students.

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

Football league award
Football league award
Field visit at the hotel of life skill students
Field visit at the hotel of life skill students

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Apr 16, 2013

Career Training Begins after Graduation from Sexua

Life skill students visit Soria Moria hotel
Life skill students visit Soria Moria hotel

Thanks to your generous donations, the students who participated in our Sexual Education and Social Education workshop have started their career training! Read on to find out more about the positive experiences of those involved. Following receiving their certificate from Karol & Setha, in early 2013 our Life Skills students have been doing career training. This provides them with information about different jobs in different business sectors and how they can apply for those jobs. Furthermore, they have been learning about how they can look for job announcements; how to write a CV and cover letter; they’ve been on field visits to hotels, vocational training centers, restaurants, banks and other businesses; as well as practicing how to apply for a job and participate in the interview practice. This gives them a chance to consider their future career and prepare themselves to fulfill their aspirations. Life Skills student, Lai Lang told us about her experiences in career training: “I think that the lesson about writing a CV and Cover Letter was important for me and all students who attend the life skill program. It is important for job seeking and it made me understand clearly how to write a CV; I know what information I should include, how to write a cover letter and how to integrate information needed. I also know how to apply for a job, as well as what an interview is”. “Another life skill student, Lai Len, stated his feelings after he visited the hotel in Siem Reap. “I was very happy and interested in visiting Soria Moria hotel. It is the first time for me to visit a hotel; furthermore it was beneficial and important for me and my team to know what happens in a hotel, and what kind of jobs and responsibilities are needed in each department. I saw different departments, what kind of rooms and the prices for selling to the guests in the hotel. Finally, thanks to Salariin Kampuchea and supporters that kindly offered us this chance and thanks to Soria Moria team who allowed us to visit their hotel”. In the next three months, we would like to conduct application practice, interview practice, and visit other hotels or businesses as well as give a final test to our current Life Skills students. We are very proud to have provided this program, and we would like to thank all donors who supported us through GlobalGiving. With the help of our partners at GlobalGiving, 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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