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 3, 2016

Social Awareness for Young Adults

Traffic Police Expert present in  a workshop
Traffic Police Expert present in a workshop

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 start up social education and career opportunity lessons for the last quarter containing positive impacts.

Graduation Celebration Party

In the last three months, we offered 23 certificates to 3rd generation of Life skills students who graduated successfully from their program. Congratulation for their success.

Social Lessons:

In this quarter, our young adults have a great time, gain knowledge and experience from lessons and workshop in the training course. Those include a family planning session, the students realized about importance of organizing or setting a plan for their future’s husband and wife whether when they appropriately choose to get married. Furthermore, they also catch up about having a baby for their family whenever they are fully able to feed their babies and provide happiness for their families. Also the students are offered the domestic violence lesson, they are aware of cause and effect of having domestic violence such as poverty, uneducated people, jealousy, no tolerance in the family and do not provide fully rights for their partners for their living. Thus, they consider and reflect these issues to their society where they are living.

Other 3 sessions with bullying lesson, saving money, and family and environment lesson, the students realize about closely relationship with their classmates and are not harmful to the others because it causes to their friend/classmate’s study or feeling. They also got a new way or technique to keep their money not only safe but also get interest and benefit from it by creating new account at the bank or use their money to raise any animals to sell for their own study. Furthermore, they understand about interrelationship between family and environment. They know that people who live by them are vital to them and their families because if their surrounded people are illiterate, gambling and use the drug, certainly, it will affect to their siblings or relatives of their families. Thus, they think that both family and environment are very important for them.

Traffic Workshop

Not only life skills students but also English students are very interested in this workshop because this new traffic law for 2016 is very strict and traffic policy will fine to whom do not obey the new traffic law as well as articles. Therefore, both of them raised up a lot of questions related to traffic article in order to avoid from fining and traffic accident. They are aware of traffic signs, realize about general accident caused by traffic and number of death and injuries.

“My name is Chantha. I am 19 years old and I am a student of Salariin Kampuchea organization. Bellow, I am writing about my feeling that I joined workshop that talking about traffic law of Cambodia. So I can say that the traffic law it is very important that the people need to know and follow the rule for all because every day you travel on the road in order to avoid accident, reduce accident and especially it is protecting your life so we have to realize it.

This workshop is interesting because when I join I have gained my knowledge such as how to use the road properly, how to avoid from accident and especially I have known a lot about road signs, law of fines and punishment. I also realize about accident and injured figure data happening in Cambodia. 

For me, when I follow the signs and traffic law, I am protecting myself and my life. This is the first workshop for me that I have never attended before. Thanks for the school that arranged it for us”.

In the coming three months, we are planning to visit a hotel, conduct drug lesson, how job announcement, writing CV and Cover letter read. We will also provide social media lessons, internet and email, PowerPoint presentation, how to be the best employee and hotel department, rehearsal interview, cooking class, visit Siem Reap vocational training, final trip for life skills project and coach and mentor life skills students before graduated.

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

Young adults in the traffic workshop
Young adults in the traffic workshop
Graduation and Certificate  Party
Graduation and Certificate Party

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Dec 2, 2015

Successful Graduation & Certificate Party

Certificate party-Group
Certificate party-Group

We enhance the quality of education through educational measurement and activities. To achieve the quality of our educational program, we provide certificate test through English, computer, and life skill program. Please see what we have done for the last three months remanding many positive changes and outputs in the organization for its beneficiaries in the project region.

 Graduation and Certificate Delivery Party

After taking certificate test and graduation successfully from computer course, life skills and English program, 136 English certificates were offered to let’s go 3, let’s go 6, and New Headway Elementary students and 21 certificates were offered to computer students as well as 18 certificates provided to Life skill students during the certificate delivery party and Pchum Ben (ancestor ceremony) party. This is a great achievement and success received during the year of 2015. Please read underneath statements from students who satisfied and expressed their feeling about their study outcome.

One student, Sreynet expresses her feeling about receiving an English certificate of New Headway Elementary.

“Hello! My name is Sreynet. I am feeling well and happy when I pass and receive my English certificate of New Headway Elementary in a certificate party. This is a great result for me and parents very happy about it. This because I study hard and come to attend the class regularly. I hope this certificate can help me when I grow up and apply for a job that require English language skill. It is good for my future. Thanks my teachers and my classmates who encourage and help me with my study remain this achievement and also thanks very much to Saladin Kampuchea organization that offer this chance and arrange the party before we have a holiday for Pchum Ben. Everyone is very happy with their certificate and enjoy the party with dancing and meal”.  

One student, Sreyleak express her feeling about receiving a computer certificate.  “Hello my name is Sreyleak, I am very happy when I received my computer certificate of MS. Word and Excel during a certificate ceremony. This is my hope. Before I get it, I have to study hard and also come to attend the class regularly and do home so finally I pass and receive it. I will keep it well and use it for my job future. Thanks my teacher, school and all my classmates that encourage and support me during my study. Especially that make this party we really enjoy it”.

One student, Piseth express his feeling about receiving Life Skill certificate. “Hello my name is Piseth, I am very happy when I received a life skill certificate in a certificate party and Pchum Ben ceremony. This program is new for me but I attend in this program, I gain a lot of knowledge and experience as the school seeks for better chance for young adults like me. It measure and evaluate me that I am one of the other students who did well in the test so I can pass and get it. It show that I study hard, otherwise, I won’t pass. I hope this certificate will be useful for me for my future career. Thanks my school and classmates that support me during my study. I would recommend this program to other students that it is good for us. I enjoy very much with the party event”.

English Program Outputs

During the last quarter, there are 223 disadvantaged students equipped in English language for let’s go 1, 4, 5, 6, Elementary and Pre-intermediate. They are able to read and write English alphabetical and use Basic English for communication. For adult classes, they are able to communicate with other people by using English language fluently. When  we conducted the midterm test, 40 let’s go 6 students passed midterm test successfully, 42 Let’s go 4 students passed midterm test successfully, 20 Let’s go 5 students also passed their midterm test, 12 let’s go 6 students passed a final test and one student failed. With certificate test, 32 out of 34 Elementary students passed certificate successfully and two students failed their certificate test and 12 of 13 passed certificate test of let’s go 6. In addition, all students are actively participated, motivated and competitive and moreover students are able to memorise common frequency words and challenge words. As the result, there are 6 champions won the competition and got awards.

Library Outputs

The library runs from Monday to Friday which four hours in the morning and four hours in the afternoon. There are 64 students visit library daily in average. With a computer access in the library, 30 Children are familiar with typing and keyboards. They use correct fingers with keyboard.  With reading club, students improve English and Khmer reading skill and have fun with their spare time. With art activity, students are able to draw their favorite pictures, paint with color and fold picture of animals (snail, pig…).

Computer Outputs

For the last quarter, there are 38 students equipped in computer classes. There are 8 students passed the certificate. Capacity building for a teacher, the computer teacher is getting more involved to face computer problem. He is more confidence on the Microsoft Office repairing. Computer Class looked nicer and is improved because students are always alert by info on information board and in the class look refresh after decoration. With pair work, the students are able to teach and support their friends in classes. The students are able to use MS. Excel properly, and able to make and use MS. PowerPoint. The top four typing racers won the competition. They are encouraged and motivated offering them some small gift. They appreciate on what they had done so far since they started to learn computer administration course with Salariin Kampuchea.

In the next three months, we will teach students about Internet & Email for computer program. For English program we will final and certificate test. We will also participate in Angkor Bike4Kids (Angkor Wat Bike Race and Ride) with 33 students. In the library activities, we conduct Reading Club, drawing and handicraft, Movie show and library decoration. For football activities, we will start to coach and participate in the Globalteer senior soccer league.

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

Director offers a life skill certificate
Director offers a life skill certificate
Students participate in the  certificate party
Students participate in the certificate party

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Nov 5, 2015

Promote Social & Career Education for Life Skill

Visit at Pacific  in Meeting Hall
Visit at Pacific in Meeting Hall

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 start up social education and career opportunity.

With social education lessons: Life skill students are able to categorise about healthy food and drink and realise about cause and effect of wrongly eating or drinking. As the result, students are able to enhance to eat food and drink in a proper diet and hygiene. They are able to describe the human being body changes and develop from a child to an adult with comparing to themselves. They are aware of communicative diseases and infection. They are fully able to protect themselves from infectious diseases like wearing mask, gloves and recognize the symptoms of illness. Additionally, they are able to void infecting from the diseases by keeping cleaning and hygiene in their daily lives. The students synchronise the causes and effects of having good practices and poor hygiene practices. Moreover, students can familiarize hygiene such as body smell, body grooming, and wearing clothes and with drinking and eating as well.

With sexual lessons, the students are able to face the challenges of them and get to know better about having sexual intercourse disadvantages and realise to void or protect themselves from sexuality. The students are aware of child’s rights and obey the child protection policy code. Moreover, students understand about violated dimension and bullying to children which consider as an offence.

One student, Vath shared his feelings about the benefits of social lessons:

“My name is Vath I am studying at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying in life skill class. I think lessons are important to daily living for every people.  Especially keeping good health and enjoy life. I gain knowledge a lot in this course. It makes me understanding about the presentation skill, family planning, healthy eating, basic hygiene, avoid from disease and communication. These lessons are good to me. One lesson is really interesting me, “work in group”. I think group working is important because we can achieve our goals with more ideas and support from the group.

With Career Opportunity: For the 2nd visit of Pacific Hotel, the 32Life skills students get new experiences and advices related to hotel industry as well as hotel management. Furthermore, students raised up many questions about hotel and the requirement of being a good staff in the hotel. Students were able to see a few departments such as front desk, showrooms and poolside and spa.

One student, Reaksmey shared his feelings about the benefits of his second visit at Pacific hotel:

“My name is Reaksmey I am studying life skill at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I am a student who is studying life skill in the 4th generation.  In October, my teacher and my classmates of life skill visited a hotel called Pacific hotel. I am very happy when we arrived there we met a hotel staff. Her name is Sokharath. She is friendly and she picked us into the hotel. I can see good view at the hotel.  Next she did presentation about the information of the hotel. She told about rooms of hotel, staff and shared about her experience and hotel background. After that she allowed us to ask questions about hotel. For me, when I listened to her advice and answers I can gain my knowledge and understand better. Before I didn’t know about hotel’s work. I think that not only me but also my classmates can benefit from this visit. Next she showed us around the hotel, rooms, swimming pool and font desk. Finally, she wished us had a good job for life in the future. I am very very happy for her wishes. I realized that I have to study hard because I want to be a good staff working in hotel and have good future”.

In the coming three months, we are planning to conduct family planning, conduct domestic violence lesson, conduct bullying lesson, conduct saving money lesson, and conduct cooking class, conduct family and environment lesson, conduct traffic workshop.

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 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 adults.

Warm regards, 

The Salariin Kampuchea Team

Walk out  in the  visit  at Pacific
Walk out in the visit at Pacific

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