Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply for their social and career daily lives. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students, who just graduated and started up, benefit from these courses.
Within one year course, our 3rd generation of Life Skill students successfully graduated from the life skill classes in February 2015. With the test result of the final test, it shows up that 26 of 28 students of the 3rd generation passed the test. With the two failed, we provide them an assignment to remain the graduation of their course. To cheer up their graduation, we arranged the final trip to Koulen Mountain, a national and historical park in Siem Reap province, Kingdom of Cambodia and resort to see different biodiversity and the nature.
One student, Barang shared his feelings about the benefits of life skill course he has just graduated: “My name is Barang. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English.
I just finished life skill course maybe two months ago. It is exactly important for me because I know how to be a good person and good student in my society, how to do the presentation, how to build up my self-esteem, how to write a CV and be ready for a job interview. I also know better how to communicate with other people in the society and I can see different hotels and jobs during my course to visit hotels. I am feeling proud of myself because I get new knowledge from the life skill course. I really like life skill project”.
After the 3rd generation of life skill students graduated, we have recruited and selected and in the same time, the 4th generation of life skill students have started their first classes in the beginning of March.
Another student, Sovichta shared her feelings about starting her new life skill course with Salariin Kamppuchea organization: “My name is Sovichta. I study at Salariin Kampuchea organization for a long time with English and computer. Now I start learning life skill class. That is a great skill. Exactly it can improve my knowledge, my character and it makes me have an experience of work, know how to work well. My life skill class is very nice because all my classmates have a good communication with each other. I love my class. Everything that we have learned is very important in the future and the moment. I will try my best to study hard to graduate this course successfully”.
In the coming three months, we will arrange the first visit to hotels for the 4th generation of life skill students and start up their social and career lessons.
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
Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply to their social and career daily lives. Our aim is to improve our young adults’ traffic law knowledge and cooking skills. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students benefit from these sessions.
Our Life Skill students have benefitted from a traffic training/workshop. Firstly, they are now able to recognize traffic signs alongside streets which tell them about dangers, direction, information, permission, and prohibition etc. Secondly, they realize the penalties when they commit against the traffic signs and law. They also understand what kind of penalties they will get if they do not drive according to the signs and how much they would pay to the traffic policemen. Thirdly, they realize the benefits of wearing a helmet when they are driving a motorbike. They also know how to wear the helmet properly and safely.
One student, Mesa shared her feelings about a traffic workshop she has learnt: “My name is Mesa. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill.
During study, my school received a workshop by the policeman in Siem Reap on 8th December 2014. This workshop is about traffic laws relating to the use of road, vehicales and fines. After I joined the course, I get a lot of knowledge. I know a number of traffic signs, traffic signal and understand the traffic laws. Furthermore, I understand the priority rights of driving on public roads. Related to the course I think that it is very important for all students and people because they clearly understand how to use traffic roads, use vehicle and how to drive on public roads safely. The most important thing is the extensive media society can reduce the risk of traffic death and injuries.
IN the end, I would like to deeply thank to the traffic policeman of the traffic police office in Siem Reap streamline the traffic laws at our school and we also would like to say thanks to our all teachers that have been diligent in preparing the workshop. I hope I will have the opportunity to participate in this course again later”.
An amazing contribution of a former student! In this period, we are very proud of one of our former students who shared her knowledge, experience and skill with the third generation class related to the cooking lesson. At the start, they are able to improve their communication among Salariin Kampuchea’s students (the former student and next generation). Next, the students gain knowledge about cooking a chicken burger. They learnt how to cook it with theory and practice. They recognize what kind ingredients and the process of making a chicken burger. Finally, they are able to produce a chicken burger by themselves. It was a great fun and lesson learnt!
One student, Sreypov shared her feelings about cooking lesson she has learnt: “Today I am good and I would like to write my feeling about cooking class. In the afternoon, we learnt and trained from a cook teacher at school about a Chicken Blue Cheese Burger. During we were cooking with my team, I felt everything was the newest around myself so I really excited so much because it was a good way for reaching my goal in the future and it was important part of my life everyday too. And I did want to make it. After twenty minutes later, the food has finished and it was a wonderful burger.
Next we had to clear the table and washed the dishes together before we started eating. That time I was happy and tired too. Everything and all of my friends were ridiculous. All in all I got much knowledge from cooking class such:
- I knew about how to make a burger food
- I had a new experience for improving my cooking skills
- And it was a part of communication between students and studednts especially students with teachers.
I hope to have a cooking lesson again. I wish to have a cooking class in a restaurant or hotel for the future. Finally, I wish teachers in Salariin Kampuchea have a nice day, have a good travelling, and have a lot of money and good health”.
In the coming three months, we will conduct an interview practice, final exam, and final trip for the 3rd life skill students, recruit the 4th life skill generation and organize further visits to local businesses, youth employment services and vocational training centers.
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.
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.
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