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.
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The Salariin Kampuchea Team
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Siem Reap District,
Siem Reap Province