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...
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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Sep 1, 2015

Positive Activity Changes at Salariin Kampuchea

Basic Hygiene-Hand Washing
Basic Hygiene-Hand Washing

We enhance education through educational activities. To achieve these, we provide supplementary extra curriculums to support disadvantaged students in Siem Reap through English program, computer skills, work experience, community library, life skill, scholarship program, sport club and partnership with public schools and hotels for work experience as well as career guidance. What we have over the last three months we have continued our progress remanding many positive changes and achievements in the organization that make a positive impact in the project region.

Sport Club

Our football coach partnered and arranged a friendly football match between Salariin Kampuchea (SK) football team and Khmer for Khmer Organization football team (KKO) The aim is to improve our student’s playing ability and communication among NGO in the project region. Finally, our students and their students, U’s 16 had a great fun together with fair and friendly play.

One student, Pich express his feeling about attending in the football friendship match between SK and KKO. “Hello! My name is Pich. I am feeling well and happy when I play football with others because I can meet friends, and make new friends with other people at football field. It can help me to become a good health.  

Basic Hygiene- Hand Washing and Tooth Brushing projects

For the last three months, to improve and promote our students’ basic hygiene, our English teachers conducted toot brushing and hand washing project. There were more 200 children and young adult participated in the projects. They understand better about how to brush their teeth, how to eat good food for their teeth, and keep them clean. They also are able to wash their hands after and before meal. With hand washing, the students also learnt how to wash their hands, and understand better about the benefits of washing hands (keep them in good health and defend from some diseases).

One student, Sophal express her feeling about tooth brushing. “Hello! My name Sophal. I am very happy that our school make a workshop about tooth brushing. And it teaches about how to brush teeth to all students. Tooth brushing is making whitening teeth and good smile to everyone around us and how to keep our teeth stronger. Our teacher offered us a tooth brush and toothpaste after the workshop. I am very and thank you for all teachers and volunteers that make this workshop for us. I really love my teacher”.

Library

It is not different from the 3 last month, we have done similarity but we found the good lesson learnt. Our librarian conducted a project to improve reading skill and promote reading values to young people at Salariin Kampuchea called “The More You Read, The More You Win”. According to our experience, it is a good challenge for children and young people to improve an awareness of reading habit and gain more knowledge.

One student, Chanmesa express her feeling about participating in the challenge and how she won others “Hello! My name Chanmesa. I think that a library is a place where documents are kept. To help students to be as clever students. Furthermore, it is as a teacher who teaches or provides us knowledge if we come to access it. As we know Salariin Kampuchea provides English, computer, life skill and community library access. What I can do in  the library are reading books, do research on internet, play games, reading club, group study, folding and  drawing pictures and watching  movies. For last month, SK librarian conducted a challenge called “The more you read the more you win”. As the result, I won the challenge and got award because I have accessed very often to the library. I books, pens, pencils for my winner. I am very happy and proud of myself to get these awards. Thank you to Salariin Kampuchea for organizing this challenge”.

English Decoration and Testing

For the last three months, English class become to the end of their course for let’s go 3 students. We provided a certificate test for Let’s Go 3. As the result, there were 43 of 52 students passed the certificate test of let’s go 3 and will remain the certificate for the students who passed. Congratulation for them.

One student, Soben shared his feelings about the benefits of his first visit at the hotel:

We have also decorated our English classroom with our students. They were proud and happy to help decoration their English classroom with their friends, volunteers and teachers/staff. We thanks to our supporters who made it happened.

Computer Competition

To improve our student’s ability and self-learning, our computer arranged a competition among ICT students who are studying basic computer (typing competition).

One student, Sreyhan shared her feelings about a computer competition. “My name is Sreyhan. I am 13 years old. I am a student studying at 5:30 class in computer program at Techno class. I would like to tell you about my reason that I got number 1 from computer typing competition. I always practice typing when I am free from my study and from housework. An award that I got from the competition are pens, pencils, books and encouragement. I think that the typing master is making my hands type faster speed and avoiding mistake.

Finally, I am very happy and excited that I can get this number and the award from the competition program and I suggest to all my friends to try to type it as faster as me".

Life Skill Visit

The 4th life skill generation students had their first visit at Soha hotel in Siem Reap town.

One student, Soben shared his feelings about the benefits of his first visit at the hotel: “My name is Soben I am studying at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill course.

Many weeks ago I went to visit Sokha Angkor Hotel. I felt so happy when I heard this visit and I know a lot about the hotel, departments, and responsibilities of the hotel staffs. I passed the front desk, the staff are friendly and smiling. This visit encourage my dream to become true. I hope I will work there one day when I graduate from high school and university.

Finally, I would like to thanks to my teachers and Salariin Kampuchea team so much that allow me to participate in the visit and life skill course as well as to have a better education”.

In the next three months, we will conduct Certificate Test of New Headway Elementary and let’s go 6, arrange Pchum Ben and Certificate Delivery Party, decorate Smart English class, and visit hotel for life skill students. For the community library, optional activities will be offered to children and adults through folding picture, and reading club. For computer program, we will conduct group teaching among students in each class. We will arrange a football competition within SK football teams.

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

Fixing ceiling at English Class
Fixing ceiling at English Class
Friendship Football Match
Friendship Football Match

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Aug 4, 2015

A First Visit of the 4th Generation of Life Skill

Visit  at Sokha Hotel
Visit at Sokha Hotel

Salariin Kampuchea continues 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 first visit at a hotel and social education.

In April, the 4th generation of Life Skill students obtained and gained knowledge and experience during their visit at Sokha Hotel in Siem Reap province.  32 life skill students were welcomed to accompany in different departments in Sokha hotel which is located in the town center of Siem Reap. They were encouraged to ask practical questions related to hospitality, and  the tourism industry. The students were able to better visualize the hotel view and understand the role and responsibilities of hotel staff related to kitchen, front desk, and service/waiters/waitresses as well as the requirements of each position in the hotel, so that they can prepared themselves.         

One student, Soben shared his feelings about the benefits of his first visit at the hotel:

“My name is Soben I am studying at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill course.

Many weeks ago I went to visit Sokha Angkor Hotel. I felt so happy when I heard this visit and I know a lot about the hotel, departments, and responsibilities of the hotel staffs. I passed the front desk, the staff are friendly and smiling. This visit encourage my dream to become true. I hope I will work there one day when I graduate from high school and university.

Finally, I would like to thanks to my teachers and Salariin Kampuchea team so much that allow me to participate in the visit and life skill course as well as to have a better education”.

During this period, the students have studied also about social education that consists of many topics.

Another student, Sopha shared her feelings about social education “communication” with Salariin Kamppuchea organization: “My name is Sopha. I am 16 years old. I have one brother and one sister. I am a student in grade 12 at Angkor High school. I am studying English at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I have also studied life skill course. It interests me because it makes me know about life, work experience, presentation, communication and self-esteem etc.

Communication is my interest than the other lessons. Every work, business or study always need communication to get success. The communication is a process of the exchange information, ideas, thoughts, feeling and emotion through speech, signals, writing and behavior.  How I benefit from the lesson. I gain about type of communications, verbal and nonverbal and after I finished this lesson, I know a lot of thing that I can understand. For example, when you are talking to your friends, you use means of communication.

Finally, I want to say thanks to my teacher that he taught me about the communication and I hope that next lessons will be more interesting”.

In the coming three months, we will continue social education lessons and integrated career lessons as well as field visits at hotels and vocational training centers. We will produce and print T-shirts for the 4th generation students. We enable them to teach their classmates for improving self-esteem and presentation skills.

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

Life skill students present about communication
Life skill students present about communication

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