Salariin Kampuchea

Public Education in Cambodia faces great challenges and it often fails to provide skills that are useful to access job market. Low-income youth, especially from rural areas, which can't afford private education, doesn't really have the choice to attend high schools or Universities or to choose their own career paths. Salariin Kampuchea is a Cambodian NGO that provides free extra-curriculum English, Computer and Life skills courses to poorest children and young people of Siem Reap province and the rural areas. Siem Reap is the number one tourist destination in Cambodia but also one of the poorest regions in the country, with 51.8% of the population living in poverty. Outside of the t...
Sep 9, 2016

Graduation and Achievement for English & Computer

Painting classroom
Painting classroom

We enhance the quality of education is Salariin Kampuchea’s mission through different programs through English, computer, and, library, life skill program. To achieve the quality of our educational program, we provide variety activities. Please see what we have done for the last three months mainly to improve children’s English program.

Classroom painting

With friends and teachers from Ireland, our students and staff did great job to paint and decorate their English classroom to look nicer at our school. After painting the classroom wall, they fold and cut some English words and phrases to hand them on the wall of the classroom in order to be easy to access of English vocabulary and language uses. They also make some posters to have a better look. They have a great fun together. 

Capacity building and quality improvement  

Teacher training

By partnership with Donabate Portran Education Together National School (DPETNS) from Ireland, our English teachers have been provided a teacher training. They conduct a multi teacher training topics to improve teaching strategies and techniques at our school. These topics included classroom management, student motivation and encouragement, having fun in the lessons at all levels, correction and feedbacks, how to teach kids and adults effectively, how to use resources effectively and how to use song and music in English lessons.

After the training offered, they want to make sure if our teachers and staff have applied what they have been trained in their lessons, the teacher trainers arranged classroom demonstration as well as participated in teaching English together with our teachers. As a result, it is great because our students get more involved and motivated to learn. Our teachers get more independent and confident to lead, teach and manage their students effectively.

Management training

Besides working with our English teachers, DPETNS conducts a management and leadership training to our director and manager which focus on three areas, management, leadership and communication. These topics are very useful and interesting for us to apply in our daily work.

Painting and drawing

Our librarian schedules their work with a variety of activities. It includes also drawing and painting activities for our children who access to the library. Our librarian search and download a draft pictures and then they work with children how to paint and draw together with colorful instruction into the pictures. The children are very happy and having fun with their production.

Certificate graduation

In a few last months ago, we arranged and conducted a certificate test for English program and computer program.  90 percent of our computer students who graduated passed the computer certificate exam of computer for administration course and 91 percent  of English students who graduated passed the English certificate test for English let’s go 3. The students were happy to their results.

One student, Sreyny express her feeling about the English certificate test. “Hello my name is Sreyny. I am 18 years old. I study in grade 11. I live in Cambodia. I study English at Salariin Kampuchea. In my free time I like reading a book, do homework. Before I have the test, I always read a book such as read a lesson that teacher teach me last days, review about grammar, do homework and read the text books. When I have exam I feel nervous of my exam. However, I still try to do it. After I had exam, I feel happy and nervous too. When I passed the exam I am very happy with my result. Finally, I can say that I try to study so it can make me get a good result”.

Another student, Kimteang express his feel about the computer certificate test. “Hello everyone, I used to be a computer student at Salariin Kampuchea. Here is my feeling about studying computer and exam. I think it is important for me in the future. If we have a computer skill, it is easy to find a job because it is easy to work and we get information around the world through the computer. Furthermore, it makes admin work easier and faster to record, type and keep documentation. I am very happy that Salariin Kampuchea created this program offering us with specific skill for the future.   Before my exam, I really studied hard. I review the lessons at home and continued practice at school too. Finally, I am happy when I saw my name passed the test. Thanks my computer teacher”.

Community Engagement-Parent Workshop

We invited our community and parents of our students to join a meeting. We wanted to share our future plan and our current programs as well as policies of Salariin Kampuchea to the community. They are happy with what Salariin Kampuchea has been doing.

In the next three months, we conduct spelling bee competition for semifinal and final. We will deliver certificates to all students who passed their graduated successfully during certificate celebration party. We will participate in Time-Released Bonus Day on 21 September 2016 on GlobalGiving site. We hope you all continue supporting us.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us through GlobalGiving. With your help we hope to continue and build upon the success of our non-formal education program.

Warmest regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Teacher training and classroom demonstration
Teacher training and classroom demonstration
Parent meeting
Parent meeting
Young adults present to their parent
Young adults present to their parent

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Aug 5, 2016

First Visit for 5th Generation Life Skill Students

Group picture in front of Pacific hotel
Group picture in front of Pacific hotel

We aim to empower young people through social lessons and career training which are much enhanced for young adults to apply to their daily lives. Please read more below about how Life Skills students benefit from their social education and career opportunity lessons for the last quarter containing positive impacts.

Impact of Lessons

The 5th generation of life skill students has gained different knowledge and experience from their first lessons and first visit. In the following, you will see what they learned.

Introduction for Life skill course: 30 Fifth -generation life skills students have been demonstrated about life skills project plan for 2016. As a result, students realize deeply about usefulness of participating in life skills program a whole year. Furthermore, students feel confidence with life skills precise topics in the schedule.

Communication: Students are able to use the communication in the variety ways such as written, spoken and gesture language. Moreover, students have been clear about advantages of communicating with other useful people in their society.

Self-Esteem: Students realize that they are staying with high or low self-esteem and students understand the causes of low self-esteem. However, they know how to develop from low to high esteem as well.

Team and group work: Life skills students are able to differentiate between team and group. Especially, students are able to set up a good group and realize clearly about the criteria what the group member should do during discussion and they also study about the way how to share their ideas or how manage their group working as well.

Presentation: Students are able to do the presentation which topics were provided very well. Additionally, students are aware of the criteria how to be an excellent presenter by knowing the ways of speaking at the beginning, body and conclusion. They also feel more confidence with their stand in public.

First Impressive Visit

On 9th July, our fifth generation students of life skill program visited a hotel called Pacific Hotel Siem Reap (http://www.pacifichotel.com.kh/ ). It influents the students about goal setting, build awareness of hotel industry and gain knowledge about different jobs in the hotel.

One student, Chantha expressed his feelings about the first visit in a hotel in Siem Reap.

“Hello! My name is Chantha, I am 17 years old and am a student in life skill program. When I go to visit Pacific Hotel, I feel so very happy and interesting with a lot of things in the hotel. The human resource assistant manager of the hotel showed all students to have a look at different rooms, swimming pool, front desk, and tell us about what are different rooms and prices. For me, I think two rooms the showed us are so beautiful and tell and advice all the students about how to get a job in here. We have to know about computer, and we can speak English too. At the end she allowed us to ask questions related to hotel and the job here.  ” for me, I feel that I can know and learn a lot of things and it makes me to set up my goal for my future.

In the coming three months, we are planning to visit another hotel to see the reality of work and how hotel industry operating. We will conduct different lessons such as food and drink, human growth, human right, sport, diseases, hygiene lesson, sexual education and family planning for the students

We are very proud to have provided this extremely valuable course, and we would like to thank all donors again who have supported us through Global Giving. With the help and support 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 adult empowerment.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Introduction stage at Pacific hotel
Introduction stage at Pacific hotel
Room show at Pacific hotel
Room show at Pacific hotel

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Jun 10, 2016

A Library Enhance Literacy and Reading Habit

Children are playing games in a community library
Children are playing games in a community library

We enhance the quality of education is Salariin Kampuchea’s mission through different activities. To achieve the quality of our educational program, we provide variety activities through English, computer, and, library, life skill program. Please see what we have done for the last three months mainly to improve children’s literacy in our community library.

Attendance Improvement

When we conduct a variety of activities and include more educational tools including art, drawing, and handicraft. They make photo frame, coloring and painting in the library day by day, daily attendance of children and young people is increasing sharply in the community library daily (There are 64 students visit in average). Students are able to draw their favorite pictures, work together and are more creative.

Literacy and Reading Habit Improvement

After our librarian performs a storytelling and reading clubs in the activity program, the program become more popular for the children and young people so the students are able to read by themselves and the students start to read more and more. Students improve English and Khmer reading skill and have fun with their spare time. They are able to improve listening, remembering, general knowledge, improve their educational habit and are able to answer questions.

Movie show

Every friday, there is a movie show. There are now 68 movies available on the library computer. They are all in English, some of them even have English subtitles.

The students are able to improve their listening skill in English, they understand the meaning of the movies and they recognize educated message from the movies.

Students Motivation

One student, Panha expresses his feeling about reading in the library.

“Hello! My name is Panha I am feeling well and happy when I go to a library because I can play different things like games, reading, listening the story and watch movie. Actually I improve my reading a lot because of a teacher help while I am reading when I join the library. Before I can read a little bit and slowly but now my reading is improving".

One student, Theara express her feeling about the library. “Hello my name is Theara. My feeling about library is that I am happy. I enjoy playing games, reading book, painting pictures, and watching movie. What I like the most is a group reading".

In the next three months, We continue to conduct storytelling, drawing and painting, art and music. We will make a certificate test for English program.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us through GlobalGiving. With your help we hope to continue and build upon the success of our non-formal education program.

Warmest regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Children are playing game with a librarian
Children are playing game with a librarian
Children are doing art and painting
Children are doing art and painting
Reading club
Reading club

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