Social and career training is very helpful for young adults because it can be applied in their lives through skills, knowledge and experience. Our aim is to promote our young adults’ health and hygiene by conducting lessons and promoting good practices. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students benefit from the sessions.
There have been many positive results from our life skill project in the last three months. Our students have benefitted from knowledge and experiences on various topics related to health, hygiene and work experience. Firstly, they are now able to recognize the symptoms of illnesses such as colds, TB, dengue fever, malaria, HIV and chronic diseases, and how disease and infection can be caused in their daily lives. Students are also aware of how to avoid communicable diseases.
Secondly, to help them avoid diseases, students learnt both theory and good practices from our workshops, including hand washing and teeth brushing. The students are now able to differentiate between hygiene and sanitation, and understand the effects of having a lack of either. The students were also instructed on the general health benefits of playing sports and going to the gym.
The students learn about the risks associated with underage sexual intercourse, and about safe sex and the use of protection. The importance and use of condoms were explained and general family planning advice given.
The students have also been given experience and training in various hotel departments, such as the role of front of house staff and their responsibilities. Students visited Soria Moria Boutique Hotel (www.thesoriamoria.com) and a guest speaker, Mr. Chhunlim Chuot, from Pacific Hotel & Spa shared his experiences at a workshop on Front Office Department Work at our school.
One student, Sambath shared her feelings about health and hygiene she has learnt: “First time, I don’t think health and hygiene are important. So it is no problem but after I finished the lessons, I understand and get some knowledge why we need a good health and hygiene. Health is a condition of body and when we have a good health, we are free from illness and hygiene can keep and help people or environment clean. Especially, it can help our body escapes from diseases. As the results, I am aware of the benefits when we have a good health and hygiene. We can prevent from any diseases, we do not spend money lots for medicine, and we do not spend sometimes for treatment. Furthermore, when having a good health and hygiene can help us to do anything, such as work, study as well as business. Finally, I think that the lessons are the most important. Having a good health is wealthy. So we should eat right, live right everyday”.
In the coming three months, we will organize further visits to local businesses, youth employment services and vocational training centers, and conduct a workshop related to traffic laws and a cooking lesson.
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.
The Salariin Kampuchea Team
Our aim is to provide social and career opportunities to young adults from which they can gain skills, knowledge and experience. We do this through apprenticeships and visits to local businesses in Siem Reap. Please read on to find out more about our first visit to a local hotel for the 3rd generation of Life Skills students.
In the last few months, we have made excellent progress with social education and career training. The courses have included: communication, food, diseases, the body and a visit to a hotel.
At the start of June, our students went on their first visit to Le Meridien Angkor Hotel (http://www.lemeridienangkor.com) The visit was a big success, as students have gained insight, knowledge and first-hand experience of hotel industry – one of the biggest employers in the area.
A student, Pov shared her feelings about the visit: “When I arrived at the hotel with my classmates and teachers, I feel a bit nervous and worried because I did not know what to do but everything changed with the hotel staff’s friendly welcome, I was very happy and excited. It was beautiful and I learnt about the decoration of the hotel. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience from the hotel. Firstly, I saw staff doing work that I have never seen before. Secondly, I learnt about the hotel background. Thirdly, I learned about the staff positions, for example: accountant, bartender, mechanic, cook, receptionist, housekeeper, manager, and service etc. I am very thankful to the teachers and the Le Meridien Angkor Hotel for allowing me to visit the hotel. I hope I can visit other hotels again.”
In the coming three months, we will organize further visits to local businesses; invite a guest speaker from a hotel to share their experiences in follow-up workshops and continue social education including hygiene, sexual and physical education classes. These courses are essential in ensuring our students are healthy, confident and have the skills they need to gain employment.
Our aim at Salariin Kampuchea has always been to provide a safe and social environment in which young Cambodians can gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to work their way out of poverty. We have begun the third Sexual Education and Social Education and Career Training course at Salariin Kampuchea. Please read on to find out more about our first social education for the 3rd life skill generation.
For the last few months, we have gone straight to our plan. We continue registration for new life skill students to fill the seats. As a result, there are 30 students enrolled and they are studying in the program that is divided into two teams.
Firstly, the students learn a few subjects. These include how to do a presentation, self-esteem and team work. As a result, the students are able to do a presentation using skills learnt, including voice projection and non-verbal gestures in a public environment. They understand and realize what kinds of self-esteem there are and how to build self-confidence. Furthermore, they build relationships with their classmates to make teamwork.
One of our life skill students provides her feelings about a lesson she has learnt from the program. “I understand better how to do a good presentation, know about human behavior and values, and particularly how to adapt and work in a group discussion. I think life skills are important for all people to study as it brings us a better future and a better life in society”.
In the next three months, we would like to visit hotels, restaurants and vocational training centers to guide them about future careers in the hotel industry, provide some idea about what kinds of jobs they would consider for their own future as well as continue with their social education and communication skills.
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.
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
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.
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