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.
The Salariin Kampuchea Team
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.
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
Thanks to your generous donations, the students who participated in our Sexual Education Workshop have graduated! Read on to find out more about the positive experiences of those involved.
In our last update, we told you about the serious issues which face Cambodian’s in their domestic life and the problems which arise as a result. In August you saw us taking the first step in providing our students with a comprehensive sexual education programme that is empowering them to make informed choices and foster positive relationships. Funds raised through Global Giving were used to stage the follow up workshop from Karol & Setha with our students in October.
In the workshop, students were asked to consider their learning and its effect on their lives so far, and in the future. All our Life Skills students graduated successfully, receiving a certificate from Karol & Setha. Student, Hun Pitou, tells us about her experiences in the follow-up workshop: “I reviewed and did some tests. I also played games, and sang. I worked in a team and painted a picture which represents our dream. Then we showed the picture to the team and spoke about it. We helped each other to solve the problems that our team had with their families, with friends or other people. We learnt 23 points that we need to make an agreement with our partner before and after we get married. Finally, I got a certificate from Karol & Setha”. Pitou said, “I am very interested in this workshop because it helped me know more about my life and I learned about my friends’ feelings. I will apply it in my life. I hope that we will get the opportunity to join the second workshop because I want to learn more”.
Next year, we would like to conduct the workshop again with our new Life Skill students. The workshop is a small step in educating young Cambodians in creating sustainable relationships within their lives. We are very proud to have provided this workshop, and we would like to thank all donors who supported us though GlobalGiving. With the help of our partners at GlobalGiving, Karol & Setha, and you, we hope to keep building on this and moving forward with our personal and social education programme.
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. Now, money raised with Global Giving is enhancing our social education programme in a way that cannot be underestimated.
In Cambodia today there are many issues which arise from negative gender and family relationships. Endemic problems such as domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, and prostitution stem from a lack of education and understanding when it comes to social and domestic relationships. Last month saw us taking the first step in providing our students with a comprehensive sexual education programme which will empower them to make informed choices and foster positive relationships.
In August we used the funds raised through Global Giving to stage the first KAROL & SETHA workshop with our students. Knowledge And Reflection On Life & Sexuality Through a Holistic Approach is an educational program about sexuality and relationships aimed at adolescents, young adults, couples/parents, and those serving them. The programme promotes the communication of a person’s feelings and needs, whilst understanding those of others. The belief is that this approach will encourage positive and respectful relationships in all spheres of a person’s life.
The week-long workshop involved 30 students from our schools. In the classes topics covered included: identity (who am I?), listening and expressing feelings, different levels of love, anatomy of the reproductive system, perceptions that boys/girls have of the other gender, gestures of love and sexual intercourse, risks linked with sexuality, and analysis of popular beliefs regarding sexuality in Cambodia.
The 5-day course was held in a local public school, due to a lack of space in our own facilities. Representatives from Karol &Setha ran the workshop with students. SK staff members helped with practicalities such as transport and food, but they were not present during classes so that students felt free to speak and participate without the judgement of teachers and authority figures.
The workshop was a big success and was received well by students, many of whom had very positive things to say about it afterwards. Life Skills student Deu Put said, “At the K&S workshop for 5 days, I learned a lot from lessons and a lot which will help me in life, such as communication between men and women, friends, relatives and parents etc. I now more clearly understand myself, and others. I can control my desires and decisions. All the lessons I learnt, I think they are important to me and I will bring these lessons to use in my daily life, and help others who meet problems from lessons I have learnt.”
Student Chock Kim Oun described one of the classes that took place, “On the second day we learned about body and mind. We thought about the effects of what we say and do on the people around us, and how other people’s actions and words can make us feel. We also learned about the male and female reproductive systems. The lesson made me think more about the things I say and do to the people I care about, and I feel like it will change my life.”
Next month, a follow-up workshop will take place. Students will be asked to consider their learning and its effect on their lives so far, and in the future.
This project is a small step in educating young Cambodians in creating stable, equal and loving relationships within their lives. We are extremely proud to have provided this to some of our students, and we have all of your generous donations via Global Giving to thank for that.
Now, we look to the future. It is our aim to raise further funds in order to hold similar workshops and reach more of our students in the coming year. With the help of our partners at Global Giving, Karol &Setha, and you, we hope to keep building on this and moving forward with our personal and social education programme.
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