New NGO near Siem Reap looking for volunteers to help teach English.

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  • Description

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    We are a grassroots non-profit organisation that works with the community and local schools to provide english classes for underprivileged children in rural Bakong District near Siem Reap, and also Kampong Thom Province (1 hour from Phom Penh), Cambodia. Our goal is to provide the children with skills to write and speak English to give them more possibilities and choices in the future.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We depend on volunteers at all levels of the organization. We are in need of volunteers to help with mainly English teaching but there are also opportunities for those who would like to help with construction, fundraising, website content, photography, IT skills, and anything else you’d like to assist with. We are open to your creativity, and we are happy and thankful for your suggestions for how we can make our organisation even better!

    For english teaching we currently work with two schools in the beautiful Bakong district of Cambodia, and one new school in Kampong Thom Province (1 hour from Phnom Penh). We have classes in the morning from 8am to 10am and the evening from 6pm to 7pm. The rest of the day and weekends are free time for volunteers.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Khmer

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation and schools are located in the Bakong district, a 30 minute tuk-tuk ride from the very tourist friendly Siem Reap. And Kampong Thom Province (an hour from Phnom Penh).

    In Bakong area there are three bedrooms in the home-stay with two double beds in each, and one room with one bed. Therefore our maximum capacity at the moment is 10 volunteers. The showers are outdoors bucket showers (which volunteers actually find peaceful and refreshing) and the bathroom has a Cambodian style (squat) toilet. Sheets, mosquito nets, electric fans, and pillows are all provided, but you might want to bring a light sleeping bag or blanket. There is electricity, and you can easily charge all electronic devices. The sim card reception is fine for messaging and simple internet tasks, but we do not yet have a reliable wifi connection. There are internet cafés nearby though. The house we live in is rented by Puthy (the founder) and Navy (Puthy's wife); It really is a unique experience to live with them. They often have guests over, and at the moment we share the grounds with several cats, hens, pigs and a bunch of puppies. Navy cooks three meals a day, and hot and cold drinking water is provided. Transportation to and from the schools/projects is also provided. Living in the volunteer house is a great way to authentically experience Cambodia and make life long friends!

    Ps. We do not smoke inside, but you are allowed to smoke outside - as long as you make sure to put the butts in the ashtray or trash :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At the weekends, we often go to Siem Reap town to get a hot shower, do laundry, get wifi, swim in the pool and visit pub street. At the weekends it is also possible to go to sights in the area such as the famous Angkor Wat. Our local area features the Bakong Temples, which are definitely also worth visiting.

    When we're not teaching, planning lesson or out of the house we spend our time chilling in the hammocks, talking, playing cards, listening to music and having a beer. At night we relax outside and look at the amazingly clear stars in the night sky.

    Because we are truly a non-profit, we request a donation of $5 a day to cover the costs of the accommodation, the food and the transportation expenses.

    A minimum stay of 1 week is required.

    Hope to see you soon!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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    5$ a day

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The Bakong area.
The original group.
Mama.
A dedicated student.
We keep teaching and the kids keep learning even with power outages.
Our new school in Bakong.
Building a new school in Bakong.
A donation from Spain.
Kouk Trach Public School.
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