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...
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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May 3, 2016

Successful Graduation for 4th Generation Students

Cooking class-Testing their food
Cooking class-Testing their food

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 classes and career opportunity lessons for the last quarter containing positive impacts.

Lesson Benefits

In the last quarter, our life skill students from 4th generation gained different knowledge and experience from their final steps. In the following, you will see what they learnt.

Drug Lesson:Life skills students get in deep about disadvantages of using drug. Moreover, students realize more about cause and effect of having during their study and having hatred from their surrounding and people.

Job announcement, writing CV and Cover letter: Life skills students defined difficult terms and key words in each announcement and are aware of job requirement, responsibility and dead line. Furthermore, the students are fully able to create their own CV and know how to write their own cover letter after life skills trainer had lectured.

Internet and email as well as power point: Students are able to create their own gmail, yahoo to send their CV and cover letter and students can make their own slide to do presentation for their assignment.

Being employee and Rehearsal interview Session:  Students realize about time management, punctuality, commitment, honesty and work under pressure condition at workplace that brings them to be an excellent employee. In additionally, students were informed about related tasks in hotel industry such as front desk task, restaurant task and housekeeping task.  Students got feedback from interviewers such as how to write a formal CV and Cover, how to dress nicely for interview as well as how to answer the questions suitably and the manner, characteristic and facial expression.

Vocational Visit and Presentation: Life skills students felt delighted to see that vocational training because it has useful courses such as Hospitality, Food and beverage, sewing project and cooking class for them to learn so that they are able to get benefits appropriately. Life skills students are able present their slides with different topics in among of students for each class and are able to answer the questions from students appropriately.

Final Trip and New Recruitment: Life skills students were happy for their final trip with their new experience of doing teambuilding game. As a result, they realize that teamwork can make them achieve their goal. 30 students for 5th generation of life skill students were recruited for new classes 2016.

Successful Graduation

In late February 2016, our 4th generation students of life skill finished their training course. As the result, 27 students graduated successfully from the program.

One student, Reaksmey shared his feelings about the benefits from the life skill program after he graduated successfully.

“My name is Reaksmey. I am 20 years old. I’m a student that study English and life skill too in Salariin Kampuchea. For studying life skill I never know about it before. I always think that “what is life skill?” So when study it I know a lot of experiences and two main points that important for me like social education and career training. One thing I know how to become a good student or a good person in the life. And then I know how to do working in group. I can say that learning life skill is important for our lives and it has a lot of actions and chances like visiting hotels, vocational training schools and other places. I have more opportunity about employment and work experience, too.

Finally, I feel that I gain a lot from the life skill program if I compare to the past that I did not join the program. I would recommend to next generation in Salariin Kampuchea should learn it all together because it important for themselves. Why? Because it helps us to know about ourselves and future employment”.

Cooking Class

In February, our 4th generation students of life skill program attended in practical cooking class. Our former student, Sal shared her skill and experience to school mates and next generation. The students are able to cook Amok “Khmer Food”. They felt excited with their first achievement of cooking food by them. Students were eager to learn in order to cook for their family and friends.

Another student, Bunthoeun shared his feelings about the benefits cooking class.

“I think cooking class is good because it brings us to know our former student, good relationship and we can gain cooking skill that we never know before. I am very happy that I can cook Amok. I will make it for my parents and relatives. Thanks to older student, Sal for her skill and sharing to us. Esp thanks to teachers and Salariin Kampuchea who arranged it for us”

In the coming three months, we are planning to start new life skill classes for 5th generation. We will bring them to visit a hotel to see the reality of work and how hotel industry operating. We will conduct communication, presentation, and self-esteem sessions as well as food and drink.

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 GlobalGiving. With the help and support of our partners at GlobalGiving, 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

Cooking class-Cooking Act
Cooking class-Cooking Act
Final trip to Kolen water fall
Final trip to Kolen water fall
Final trip to Kolen water fall-food and drink
Final trip to Kolen water fall-food and drink

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Mar 2, 2016

Notice Improvement for Ending 2015

Siem Reap Junior Soccer League
Siem Reap Junior Soccer League

We enhance the quality of education through non-formal education and extracurricular. These include English, computer, community library, and football and life skill program. Please see what we have done for the last three months ending 2015 with many positive changes and results in the organization for its beneficiaries in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat Bike4Kids

In December 2015, Over 80 students of our school including staff and volunteer as well as life skills students had a great chance to join bike riding for Bike4kids at Angkor Wat complex. We were very happy with this charity event. The students are able to be independent and challenging in the large group of and crowded people. They were very happy and enjoyable to the event.  

One student, Chantha express his feeling about participating in Angkor Wat Bike4Kids. “My name is Chantha. I am a student of Salariin Kampuchea. I want to share with you about my feeling and experience in the Angkor Wat Bike4Kids. Honestly, I am very happy and enthusiastic with the event organized because I can see a lot of people joined and as I know there are aof people pay for registration and they take this money for the charity NGOs in Cambodia. It is good for my health and my talent too. It also makes me independent and able to care of myself during the racing competition. Thanks to Salariin Kampuchea that allowed me to participate in the event”.

English Activities

We run 12 English classes, we are able to equip 220 disadvantaged students in English language for let’s go 1, 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.

We conduct a final test of let’s go 1, as the result, 42 of 43 students passed final exam. We did a final test, so 44 of 44 students who did final test let’s go 4 passed all successfully and 36 out of 36 students who did final test let’s go 5 passed all. Ending result, the students are aware of working in group well and actively. All Beginner Class students are able to speak Basic English for classroom interaction. Students are able to communicate with staff and foreign volunteers fluently by speaking English. Furthermore, the students have fully ability to upgrade their English capacity.

Computer Activities

We teach students about Internet & Email and Power point. Students are able to create their own email, send email to their friends, and teacher and they are able to use internet for researching as well as its advantages and disadvantages of using internet. They are also able to design slide show using MS. PowerPoint by themselves after lessons.

We recruit students for the new class as the results, 11 students are accepted and selected to equip the new basic computer course at 10-11:00 class. We conduct a Final Microsoft Excel test and a pair assignment. So 8 of 8 students passed the certificate test of MS. Excel and they will receive a certificate for their successful graduation. We run another two classes for MS Excel course, 20 students are equipped with MS. Excel course at 4:30 and 5:30 class. They are able to build a chart, use formulas: average, sum, and format cell.

Library Activities

We run a daily library from Monday to Friday, in the average, 53 students visit library daily in average. In the library, we provide computer access to visit for typing, computer practice and internet research, 30 children and young people are able to type computer with correct fingers and keyboard.

We conduct a reading club, so students improve English and Khmer reading skill and have fun with their spare time. Our librarian conduct art class, students are able to draw their favourite pictures, and fold picture of animals (Butterflies, Key chains). The students are able to improve their listening skill in English, and they understand the meaning about the movies and they recognize educated message from the movies.They are able to improve listening, remembering, general knowledge, improve their educational habit and are able to answer to questions. Our librarian and students decorated the so our Library looks nicer and attractive with colourful pictures, Butterflies and Birds. Students got more knowledge and attend in library.

Football Activities

We run football training so there are 32 players are selected to participate in this year soccer league in Siem Reap. There are divided in to three teams are; U18 boys and U18 girls, and U16 boys. Most players are able to walk the ball and kick the ball to the goals appropriately.

One student, Sreylia express her feeling about football participation.  “I am Sreylia, I am very happy with football program of Salariin Kampuchea as my teacher train me and my friends every Sunday afternoon and moreover, I have a chance to join with other children from NGOs in Siem Reap for Junior Soccer League. I can play and communicate with them. Football makes me healthy and fitness. Now I know how to walk a ball and I know how to kick it to the goal that before I cannot play the football”.

In the next three months, our life skill will visit a vocational training center and the will have final exam from the course as well as do final trip. We will recruit new students for life skill program. English program will two new beginner classes, they will also have a certificate test. For English program we will final and certificate test. We will continue participating Siem Reap Junior 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

Our students participated in Angkor Bike4Kids
Our students participated in Angkor Bike4Kids
English class-Certificate Test
English class-Certificate Test
Folding Pictures in a Library
Folding Pictures in a Library
 

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