Since five years, the NGO has provided education to children from the Tnol Trong village.
Your biggest mission in this volunteering will be to teach and entertain disadvantaged children on the field.
Many of the village’s children have lost one or both of their parents. Most of them lost their own fathers while they served in the army. In this community, illness like malnutrition, HIV, hepatitis, typhoid, tuberculosis and dengue fever ravage the daily lives of its members.
Volunteers will work during morning classes or afternoon classes (or both sometimes). If teaching isn’t your best skill but you’d still like to help then it is possible to come to the school to run some games and songs with the students in English during their breaks.
When volunteers come to help at the center, they often work in the classroom alone, or in pairs. It depends of the management of human ressources available, estimated by Mr Poeuy, the school director. When the availability of volunteers is low, we hire Khmer teachers, if money allows us to do that.
Currently, our school is lacking of facilities. We are planning on building new facilities such as computer rooms, more classrooms, etc. We need volunteers who are willing to help out with building. That 's why we also need people at ease with handywork!
The village is also lacking of computers and internet knowledges, so we hope to find someone who can help with our Internet to make it connects better... This person need to be confident with IT in order to often update our website. A computer skill is essential for these children if they want to have job opportunities in their country today. Having a computer course is the next plan for the school, as once these children can speak English and use a computer, they will have many more opportunities and they will be able to take charge of their own future.
The accommodation is quite simple, you will live in the volunteer shared house behind the school (we provide mosquito net, bed, fan and electricity for any devices you may have).
The Khmer style bathroom is communal with other volunteers – a typical squat toilet and bucket shower. Three traditional Khmer meals are provided per day with unlimited drinking water.