Jan 25, 2021

OUTCOMES OF HOME-VISIT AND WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL

Teachers provided & correct Student's homework
Teachers provided & correct Student's homework

COVID 19 pandemic is continuing around the world. Particularly, in Cambodia is still pandemic in the community. Meanwhile the government of Cambodia issued a proclamation forbidding people reunites, following the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport still announced to all schools to be suspended, after school was closed all students stay at home, they did not receive any education, realizing that such as a difficult situation, the teachers of SCC-CBE school wanted all children to get education. Our teachers went to students’ home directly to teach, despite challenges the high risks. Being teachers always worry about students, if they do not get education and don’t come to school, they will forget everything what they have already learned and be afraid of enrolling class when the school reopen.

By understanding such issues, teachers’ SCC-CBE school never think about their own difficulties, they volunteered to visit the poorest students’ home to follow up them. As we know, the poorest families they do not much focus on their children education. Although studying at home is not the same as at school, it doesn’t teach all subjects as at school, but our teachers focus on English, Khmer literature and Math which are the main subjects. In addition, it is an opportunity for teachers to meet their students’ parents/guardians to counseling on how to encourage children to learn at home regularly, among of these parents/guardians should help to arrange the lesson, schedule and follow-up children’s study even drop out of school. On that occasion, the SCC-CBE teachers discussed to the students’ parents/guardians and whom stay nearby to know how to protect COVID 19 pandemic.

 

Bravo!

We would like to inform you that SCC-CBE School has already been reopened on January 18, 2021. This was informed by SCC Management Team and allowed by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of Cambodia. 

Wonderful messages from children from SCC-CBE
Wonderful messages from children from SCC-CBE
Children start learning again  when school reopen
Children start learning again when school reopen

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Oct 12, 2020

Struggles of poor youths on Khmer Traditional music

Kamsoth at foundation laying new house ceremony
Kamsoth at foundation laying new house ceremony

The struggles of poor youths on Khmer Traditional Music

 A young youth named Kamsoth, who is 27-year-old lives in one of SCC’s target areas located in Siem Reap province. His family has 5 members of which 4 are females and he is the fifth child. Kamsoth is at present living in Boeng Village, Chreav commune, Siem Reap municipality, Siem Reap province. Kamsoth has got married with 2 daughters in charge at the moment.   

 With many years of support from SCC, Kamsoth has a better standard of living today. He  works at the Department of Culture and Fine Arts in Siem Reap province. He has spent his valuable time helping teaching Khmer Traditional Music to the disadvantaged and poor youth at Salvation Centre Cambodia (SCC) branch in Siem Reap province. In addition to his working and teaching hours, he performs the Khmer Traditional Music with his team at restaurants, hotels or different ceremonies/events when needed. His total income per month is around 350 USD which he uses for supporting his family members. His income has dropped down because his chances of earning a living were lost because of COVID-19 epidemic throughout the country.   

In addition to working at the Department of Culture and Fine Arts, Kamsoth spends his time caring for family members and meeting friends to build relationships with each other in the society.He said, “I want to specialize in Khmer Traditional Music.” He added, “With specialized skill, I want very much to help the poor children/youth who are willing to be Khmer Traditional Musicians.

Noy, 15, was selected to study a Khmer Traditional Music since 2017 until now. He lives in Krasam Village, Chreav Commune, Siem Reap Municipality, Siem Reap Province. He wants to be specialized in performing Khmer Traditional Music. Noy at the moment is able to play many styles of Khmer Traditional Songs (Pleng Pin Peat) well. He usually plays Pin Peat music at restaurants, Hotels or different ceremonies/events in Siem Reap province. Noy can earn money with a total amount of 70 US dollars for per month. This income helps support his study and family members. At the moment he is studying in Junior High School grade 8. Noy said, “I would like all youth to love, support and preserve the Khmer Traditional Music.”    

 

Besides learning and practicing Khmer Traditional Music, Noy has participated in youth group led by SCC’s staff members in SCC target community in Siem Reap province. He said, “I am at risk of HIV transmission.” He added, “I must understand the knowledge of HIV/AIDS, especially how to prevent HIV transmission.”  

Kamsoth perform khmer music instrument at Kathien
Kamsoth perform khmer music instrument at Kathien
Noy is standing in front of his house in Oct. 2020
Noy is standing in front of his house in Oct. 2020
Noy performs Pleng Pin Peat at the Ceremony
Noy performs Pleng Pin Peat at the Ceremony

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Sep 25, 2020

SCC-CBE School in COVID 19 Situation

School teachers meeting to define work amid COVID
School teachers meeting to define work amid COVID

SCC-CBE SCHOOL SITATION DURING COVID-19

 

SCC-CBE teachers and school’s situations during COVID-19

Nowadays, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, our SCC-CBE Community School is closed and all the children are unable to go to school as usual. So our teachers are required to visit the children’s families who are living in the target areas. They go there to motivate and support the students with their studies and hardworking education site for children to get a better future.In addition, our teachers also informed the parents/guardians to encourage and monitor their children's studies. Moreover, the teachers would like to add more necessary points for all parents / guardians and children to keep continuing to practice their proper hand hygiene and protection against COVID-19.

By conducting home visits during theCOVID-19 pandemic, SCC-CBE School teachers discovered different fields of problems. To support parents/caregivers, the teachers raised issues to combat child abuse such as skilful parenting, the importance of their children’s studies, and hygiene in the communities. The meeting involved the parents for the purpose of giving the parents a perception of how to take care of their children, especially regarding the importance of their education. In the meeting, the participants (parents /caregivers) received knowledge on how to encourage, motivate and support their children’s learning. 

 Through questions the parents were asked, we found that their knowledge of children’s development has increased. They strive to be active in their children’s education. However, for some parents, it was a new experience to be involved in the development process of their children- These parents paid special attention to these topics. The parents/caregivers also gained knowledge on the seven guidelines for raising children: These are the following:

1) Raise children by providing adequate nutrition, 2) Raise children by educating their manners, 3) Raise children by forbidding them to do bad deeds, 4) Raise children by educating them to associate with good people, 5) Raise children by sending them to study, 6) Raise children by giving her/him warmth, and 7) Raise children by being a role model for them.

 As a result, the parents committed to support and encourage their children to attend school regularly and to motivate them; the chances for vulnerable children are much higher to finish their studies successfully when the parents are supportive 

 Due to the good process of facilitating, all participants joined joyfully and listened to the SCC Core Trainer Monk. They made friends with one another, shared experiences about the care of their children and realized the consequences of negligence of children. The meeting finished cheerfully. The participants were communicative, approached others openly and warmly. The parents bravely talked to the SCC-CBE School teachers about problems concerning their children’s education. All in all, it was a very successful meeting.       

The situations of CBE’s students’ families 

Hanok, 5 years old, lives with his mother who is a widow. Currently, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he has temporarily suspended his studies both at SCC-CBE School and Cambodia state school. In this reporting period, his family has faced many difficulty situations relating to their living condition and daily family welfare support. His mother said that before the outbreak she  used to make a good income for her family selling  fried bananas but now it is really so hard. She can only earn around 3.75 USD per day from selling the fried bananas. It is a small amount of money that is used to support their supplementary foods, her son’s studies, and the water and electricity fee and other needs at home. His family would to send Hanok go to study with SCC-CBE school again when the school reopen. They told us that if the SCC-CBE school reopen, they have more time to generate income for thier family than this time because this school are able to take care his son and give the knowledge to my son. 

Sreyly, 5 years old, is an orphan. Her parents were drug users and both of them were in prison for five years. Now she lives with her grandma. As an old grandma who cannot find any other jobs, she decided to sell porridge (chicken, pork and fish rice porridge) on the sidewalk for earning money. She also has the high blood pressure (Hypertension). She has tried all her best to feed her granddaughter even though she is stuck in a poor living condition. She added that, despite of poor living conditions, I still struggle to raise my granddaughter, give her a chance in life and send her to school for getting an education like other children both at SCC-CBE School and state schools.

SCC teachers directly visited  children's home
SCC teachers directly visited children's home
SCC teachers go to work at children renting home
SCC teachers go to work at children renting home
Parent meeting on how to prevent child from COVID
Parent meeting on how to prevent child from COVID
SCC teacher supported money to curing child family
SCC teacher supported money to curing child family

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