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...
Feb 1, 2017

Young People Benefit from a Hotel Visit

Training room at Sokha hotel during their visit
Training room at Sokha hotel during their visit

Our goals are to empower young people to see and explore job opportunity and career advice from their life skill program. Through life skill lessons and career training for young adults, the students are able to realize and understand better about future career opportunity from the visiting companies and hotels which poster to see the reality and attractive working environment. To see more impacts from the visit program, please go further for more information about young adults benefit from their visit and the program at our school from the last three months.

In January 24, 2017, all our life skill students in 5th generation visited a hotel called Sokha Angkor Resort (http://www.sokhahotels.com/angkor/). There were 25 students and 6 staff participated in this visit. It is a great opportunity for our students to learn and see different things in the hotel comparing to another. 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, Sokhim, 16 years old shared her feelings about the visit: “When I join the visit, I feel fabulous because I never see something like that before. In Sokha Angkor hotel, there are many modern things, equipment, tools and facilities. I see good views inside the hotels, swimming pool, Royal/president and other luxury rooms with description from hotel staff. It is unbelievable to me that I never know about how expensive of president room is per night over 2,000$! I also gain some knowledge about departments, jobs and responsibilities for the career advisory and explanation from the Mr. Chhen Kong, human resource in charge of training in the hotel.  It is very special to me and I think this program can bring more benefits for me and my classmates. I am very happy and I really enjoy the visit very much. I hope I can visit the hotel again next year.”

Lessons benefits and progress

Students are able to understand the three basic rights for children such as the right to live, to prevent/protect from any harms, right to participate and right to get free education.

Students are able to understand what family planning is about to manage the numbers of children, and  the reason why we need to make family planning-  easy to control, support their living and enjoy happiness . Students are able to show their own way of saving money such as putting in their piggy banks. Moreover, they understand that basic saving money must be balance between income and expense.

Students are able to describe some causes of having domestic violence such using much alcohol, gambling, not getting well on each other after marrying, and using drugs and so on. Furthermore, the students realized about the disadvantages of having a domestic violence in the family.

Students are able to realise disadvantages of using drugs such losing conscience that is one cause to have violence in family. Also, drugs can spoil their lives or families if they take them. In addition, students learn a phrase “ Say No to Drugs”

In the coming three months, we will visit a hotel and vocational training center, conduct Cooking lesson, conduct traffic workshop lesson. We teach them how to write CV/cover letter, how to make slide presentation, conduct job interview and arrange a final visit.

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

At Reception during the visit at Sokha
At Reception during the visit at Sokha
Room explanation during the visit
Room explanation during the visit
Kitchen visit
Kitchen visit

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Dec 8, 2016

Parent and Community Engagement in education

Group picture for parent meeting
Group picture for parent meeting

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

Progress outputs  

Spelling Bee Competition was conducted. It encouraged and inspired students to study harder and increased their English ability including spelling English words, remembering and more English vocabulary. Finally, 3 winners are found from busy bee champion spellers and 3 winners are found from Honey bee champion spellers and they are able to receive champion awards.

Over 200 students participated in Pchum Ben and certificate party. Over 100 certificates offered to English students for let’s go 6, computers and 4th generation of life skill. Everyone enjoyed the party very much with delicious food, drink and dancing.

Group discussion in Parent and Community Engagement

To improve relationship, support and engagement among stakeholders, Salariin Kampuchea arranged a parent meeting with parents of our students and community people in order find out needs, suggestions and support. In mid-September, the parent meeting was organized and conducted with over 200 parents participated in the meeting.

The parents are divided into 6 groups to discuss and answer to the key areas as the following.

Dreams and expectation for thier children/adult education/training in 5-10 year were discussed in different separated groups. All the groups shared their discussion to the big groups by group representatives. As a result, 100% of the parents who joined the meeting wanted to see their children have good jobs, specific skill and are able to use foreign language in the future and specific skills.

Another discussion talks about what can help their children/adults to reach their dream/future? The answer was presented individual group” They said they need encouragement to learn the skills they need for job and provide them with needs of transportation and the learning materials needed”, parents answered.

Another topic and question talk about what specific educations/skills their children need for their future. They come up with different ideas about skills and education’s needs from each group; however, their answers were included here. “We think they would need foreign languages which are important to the world and work such English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Thai, and Khmer language. Furthermore, the computer skills are important for employment as they use technology” one of groups presented. Another group shared what they had additionally. “We think Siem Reap is favorite place for tourists to come and the tour guide career is more popular for local people so tour guide is skill they need to study”.

Finally, another group shared their thoughts more about specific skills and education for the children future.” We consider hospitality training is playing important role for hotel industry so receptionist, front office, cook, housekeeping skills are also important”, a representative presented.

One student, Chanon expresses his feeling about computer program at Salariin Kampuchea. “My name is Chanon. Why I study computer because when I can use a computer well I can find a good job. When I find a good job I will have a lot of money, I are able to support my family and support poor children in my community. It is also a favorite subject too and the school here is very nice place and has friendly teachers. When I am free, I like to play game, watch video on YouTube while I am study internet and social media in my computer lesson.  So computer is very important for my future. Thanks very to give me this opportunity and I hope the school still support next generation”.

Another student, Sreysar express her feeling about English program which she is studying. “for me, I am very happy that I can study English here. The school here offers me things, knowledge and happiness because I have a lot friends here and good teachers who offering good advice and encouragement. I would like to take this opportunity to tell my friends who never study English please come here to think and study it. Thanks my parents and teachers who offer me a chance and advice”.

In the next three months, we conduct semifinal and final test for English and computer program. We will conduct traffic workshop for adults and folding and drawing picture in the library.  We are participating in Year End Fundraising Campaign 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

Parent registration
Parent registration
Parent meeting
Parent meeting
Discussion presentation in the meeting
Discussion presentation in the meeting
Champion spellers from Spelling Bee Competition
Champion spellers from Spelling Bee Competition
Certificate party
Certificate party

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Nov 3, 2016

Life Skill Students Influence Parents in a Meeting

Life Skill Students Present in Parent Meeting
Life Skill Students Present in Parent Meeting

Our goals are to empower young people to changing job market and engage a community to give the value of education and support their children’s learning. Through life skill lessons and career training for young adults, the students are able to foster communication between their parents and our school. To see more impacts from the program, please go further for more information about young adults benefit from their social education and career opportunity as well as how the community engages with our school from the last three months.

 Parent Meeting

In late July 2016, all parents were invited to the community and parent meeting at Salariin Kampuchea to improve relationship and share our policies, regulations and programs to students’ parents and community. During the meeting with parents and community, 4th generation of our life skill students spread the words about Salariin Kampuchea’s policies and programs to their parents through their presentation.

One of students, Reaksmey expressed his feelings about his presentation in the parent meeting.

“Hello everyone, my name is Reaksmey. I am 20 years old and am a student in life skill program. It is such a great honor for me to present about Salariin Kampuchea’s programs and its policies to all parents here. Firstly, I feel a bit shy and nervous but when I think of my skill and experience I have learnt from the life skill program, it makes me very confident and enthuciastic to stand in front of a large group of people who are watching and listening to my presentation. Because of my ambition and encouragement from Salariin Kampuchea and my team, my presentation went very well with introduction, main speech and inclusion. At the end it remained interesting questions from the parents and audiences especially about Salariin Kampuchea’s programs such computer, and English curriculums and timetable...etc. I, myself learnt a lot from my presentation in the parent meeting such as self-esteem, self-confident, the way talking to people, communication, self-preparation, slide organization and team work because I have to work with my teammates to come up with the presentation. Thanks to Salariin Kampuchea teachers that give me the great experience and opportunity”. 

Parent Expression

After our student’s presentation in the parent meeting, the parents felt very interested and had impression about their children’s learning at Salariin Kampuchea. Firstly they admired their sons/daughter’s presentation, brave, confidence and enthusiasm. Secondly, they realize and believe Salariin Kampuchea’s education that can offer their children with good skill, knowledge and experience. Finally, they are very happy with our programs and activities. They are happy to share and contribute needs of the school what we need. They also promised to support children’s learning and encourage them to study hard. They all want to see their children have a good future and reach their potentials.

One parent expressed her feeling about Salariin Kampuchea’s program and life skill students.

“My name is Kea, I live in Veal village. When I saw my son presentation, I am very happy and satisfied that he can present in front of people. He can use technology for slide presentation. Improvement that my son has today because he attended in life skill program at Salariin Kampuchea, so I think the life skill program here is useful for young adults to prepare themselves for youth stage and he seems understanding and aware of what he is doing. He improves a lot about personality and knowledge. Thanks Salariin Kampuchea and teachers that run this program for young adults”.

Progress of lesson outputs

After healthy eating section, the students are able to understand how to eat healthy food and able choose healthy diet. Moreover, they are also able to drink water correct amount for their daily needs about 3 litres per day.

For the human growth lesson, the students are able to describe about the stages of becoming adolescence such as physical, social, intellectual, and mental development.

For personal hygiene and diseases section, the Life skills students are able to identify the causes of disease transmissions such communicable diseases, sexuality transmitted. Furthermore, they learn some specific diseases; Malaria, Dengue fever, and Tuberculosis. They are also able to realize the symptoms and to prevent from these illnesses.   In addition, the students realize the personal hygiene is vital to their person life style because good personal hygiene can get rid of diseases.

Sexual education, the students realize that sexual education is significant to the life of human beings such as reproductive health. They also identify the cause of sexual abused and risk when having sexual with young age.

In the coming three months, we will visit a hotel, and we will conduct human right, family planning, domestic violent lesson, and basic finance saving section.

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

One of the students present in the meeting
One of the students present in the meeting
Parents in the parent meeting
Parents in the parent meeting

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