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...
Apr 28, 2015

The Graduation and Start up New Life SKill Class

Final trip for life skill students
Final trip for life skill students

Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply for their social and career daily lives. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students, who just graduated and started up, benefit from these courses.

Within one year course, our 3rd generation of Life Skill students successfully graduated from the life skill classes in February 2015.  With the test result of the final test, it shows up that 26 of 28 students of the 3rd generation passed the test. With the two failed, we provide them an assignment to remain the graduation of their course. To cheer up their graduation, we arranged the final trip to Koulen Mountain, a national and historical park in Siem Reap province, Kingdom of Cambodia and resort to see different biodiversity and the nature.     

One student, Barang shared his feelings about the benefits of life skill course he has just graduated: “My name is Barang. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English.

I just finished life skill course maybe two months ago. It is exactly important for me because I know how to be a good person and good student in my society, how to do the presentation, how to build up my self-esteem, how to write a CV and be ready for a job interview. I also know better how to communicate with other people in the society and I can see different hotels and jobs during my course to visit hotels. I am feeling proud of myself because I get new knowledge from the life skill course. I really like life skill project”.

After the 3rd generation of life skill students graduated, we have recruited and selected and in the same time, the 4th generation of life skill students have started their first classes in the beginning of March.

Another student, Sovichta shared her feelings about starting her new life skill course with Salariin Kamppuchea organization: “My name is Sovichta. I study at Salariin Kampuchea organization for a long time with English and computer. Now I start learning life skill class. That is a great skill. Exactly it can improve my knowledge, my character and it makes me have an experience of work, know how to work well. My life skill class is very nice because all my classmates have a good communication with each other. I love my class. Everything that we have learned is very important in the future and the moment. I will try my best to study hard to graduate this course successfully”.

In the coming three months, we will arrange the first visit to hotels for the 4th generation of life skill students and start up their social and career lessons.

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 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

4th generation of life skill students
4th generation of life skill students
The 4th generation start their first lesson
The 4th generation start their first lesson

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Mar 3, 2015

Graduation and Work Experience Availability

Angkor Wat Bike4Kids
Angkor Wat Bike4Kids

Our goals are to empower young people to respond to job market and enhance education. To achieve these, we provide extra curriculums to support disadvantaged students in Siem Reap through English program, basic computer skills, work experience, community library, life skill, scholarship program and partnership with public schools to keep retention and attendance and hotels for work experience and job arrangement.

English graduation

For the last three months, our English program has finished for the course books and conducted certificate test for Let’s Go 3 and New Headway Elementary. The students graduated their course books successfully. 34 of 39 students passed the Let’s Go 3 and 15 of 15 students passed New Headway Elementary. They will receive certificate for their graduation. We really appreciate for all their success and work hard.

One student, Sopha, expressed her feeling about English certificate test with Salariin Kampuchea (SK):” My name is Sopha. I am 19 years old. I am a student in grade 12 at Angkor High school. I live in Veal village, Chreav commune Siem Reap district and province, Cambodia. In my free time, I like reading book or story books, doing homework, and house work. In the future, I want to work in a company because I want to help my family and get high salary. I have just finished my English course book “New Headway Elementary” at Salariin Kampuchea. It is my success and it is the first time that I need to study a lot and hard as I am curious about my future. As the result, I passed the certificate test successfully and received a certificate. Finally, I want to tell children, brother or sister about the study because the word study means that it is not easy but we must study hard”.     

Angkor Wat Bike4Kids

In December, 30 young students participate the great social event for Angkor Wat Bike4Kids. The students like it very much as they have never seen and joined such a big event. They learn how to communicate with different people in the event, they learnt how big event arranged and they are able to improve and test their cycling adventure.

One student, Sreyhan, expressed her feeling about experience in Angkor Wat Bike4Kids:” In December, I went bike racing and ridding at Angkor Wat temple. There were a lot of people enjoyed it. We spent nearly 3 hours to arrive at the finished point. Our teachers gave us the breakfast that’s really wonderful. We started racing at 6:15 am and I arrived at the finished point at 10:00. After we arrived at the point, we were offered some drink, juice, water and cookies. After we had lunch together in front of Angkor Wat temple. I was too tired, however I was very happy to this event as I saw and met lots of foreign people cycling. It was a lovely day for me and everyone. Next time, I wish I would join this event again”

Work Experience

In December, 23 of young people get work experience at Pacific hotel (www.pacifichotel.com.kh) as waiters, waitresses and cook assistance. This is the first step forward for their future career and employment. They gain work knowledge and work experience in the hotel industry. They are very thrilled to work. Furthermore, they improve their English communication with guests, adapt themselves to the work environment. They really enjoy this opportunity that enable them to work for the future job.    

Two other students, Rosa and Sreyleak, expressed their feeling about work experience at Pacific Hotel: “We would like to thank you so much for the two last months that Salariin Kampuchea chose us for the work experience at Pacific Hotel. We really pleased to the internship there. The first when we arrived at the hotel, we felt surprised because it was a beautiful hotel. When we arrived, the staff of the Pacific Hotel greeted and guided us how to work as service and cook assistance. It seemed the work was hard as it was the first time for us to work in the hotel but later we feel ok. A few days later, we felt we work very fast and confident. We know some names of equipment in the hotel. We felt very happy to work there because the staff are friendly and supportive. As the result, now we gain knowledge and work experience even though it was a short time work. We hope next time, we are allowed to work their again”.     

In the next three months, we will conduct certificate tests for English classes and life skill, arrange final trip for life skill students, recruit new life skill students, decorate classrooms, and celebrate Khmer New Year. In the library, we conduct movie show for all children who attend in SK’s programs. Finally, our football teams will join the final 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

Certificate celebration
Certificate celebration
Work experience orientation workshop
Work experience orientation workshop
Work experience orientation workshop 2
Work experience orientation workshop 2

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Jan 27, 2015

The Improvement for 3rd Life Skill Generation

Traffic Law Workshop
Traffic Law Workshop

Salariin Kampuchea continues to provided lessons and workshop training which are very helpful for young adults to apply to their social and career daily lives. Our aim is to improve our young adults’ traffic law knowledge and cooking skills. Please read on to find out more about how Life Skills students benefit from these sessions.

Our Life Skill students have benefitted from a traffic training/workshop. Firstly, they are now able to recognize traffic signs alongside streets which tell them about dangers, direction, information, permission, and prohibition etc. Secondly, they realize the penalties when they commit against the traffic signs and law. They also understand what kind of penalties they will get if they do not drive according to the signs and how much they would pay to the traffic policemen. Thirdly, they realize the benefits of wearing a helmet when they are driving a motorbike. They also know how to wear the helmet properly and safely.

One student, Mesa shared her feelings about a traffic workshop she has learnt: “My name is Mesa. I am a student at Salariin Kampuchea organization. I’m studying English and life skill.

During study, my school received a workshop by the policeman in Siem Reap on 8th December 2014. This workshop is about traffic laws relating to the use of road, vehicales and fines. After I joined the course, I get a lot of knowledge. I know a number of traffic signs, traffic signal and understand the traffic laws. Furthermore, I understand the priority rights of driving on public roads. Related to the course I think that it is very important for all students and people because they clearly understand how to use traffic roads, use vehicle and how to drive on public roads safely. The most important thing is the extensive media society can reduce the risk of traffic death and injuries.

IN the end, I would like to deeply thank to the traffic policeman of the traffic police office in Siem Reap streamline the traffic laws at our school and we also would like to say thanks to our all teachers that have been diligent in preparing the workshop. I hope I will have the opportunity to participate in this course again later”.

An amazing contribution of a former student! In this period, we are very proud of one of our former students who shared her knowledge, experience and skill with the third generation class related to the cooking lesson. At the start, they are able to improve their communication among Salariin Kampuchea’s students (the former student and next generation). Next, the students gain knowledge about cooking a chicken burger. They learnt how to cook it with theory and practice.  They recognize what kind ingredients and the process of making a chicken burger. Finally, they are able to produce a chicken burger by themselves. It was a great fun and lesson learnt!

One student, Sreypov shared her feelings about cooking lesson she has learnt: “Today I am good and I would like to write my feeling about cooking class. In the afternoon, we learnt and trained from a cook teacher at school about a Chicken Blue Cheese Burger. During we were cooking with my team, I felt everything was the newest around myself so I really excited so much because  it was a good  way for reaching my goal in the future and it was important part of my life everyday too. And I did want to make it. After twenty minutes later, the food has finished and it was a wonderful burger.

Next we had to clear the table and washed the dishes together before we started eating. That time I was happy and tired too. Everything and all of my friends were ridiculous. All in all I got much knowledge from cooking class such:

-      I  knew about how  to make a burger food

-      I had a new experience for improving my cooking skills

-      And it was a part of communication between students and studednts especially students with teachers.

I hope to have a cooking lesson again. I wish to have a cooking class in a restaurant or hotel for the future. Finally, I wish teachers in Salariin Kampuchea have a nice day, have a good travelling, and have a lot of money and good health”.

In the coming three months, we will conduct an interview practice, final exam, and final trip for the 3rd life skill students, recruit the 4th life skill generation and organize further visits to local businesses, youth employment services and vocational training centers.

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 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

Traffic Law Workshop
Traffic Law Workshop
Cooking class
Cooking class
Cooking class2
Cooking class2

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