Experience Life in the Khmer Countryside and Help Us Make a Difference!

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  • Description

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    We are an earth ship, free education center built on an organic moringa, mango, aloe vera, turmeric..etc farm.

    We are working to develop our project to self sustainability so that it may generate revenue to run our free education center. We aim to empower the local youth by spreading awareness and education that can enable the villagers to be mindful and healthy in their lifestyles.

    We invite trade-skills professionals to come teach trades that create opportunity to create businesses that help our environment and fellow people. We have positions available for teaching at the school, recycling glass bottles into sell-able products and/or working on the farm.

    We have a three bedroom bungalow on stilts available in rural Kampot. You would be living in a small village of lovely Cambodian people, who are so pleasant to interact with on a day to day basis. It is here you will be able to see how Khmer people live in the countryside.

    It is an opportunity to understand a culture, a way of being, doing, way of thinking and perceiving life. This may be a place to ponder life, why the Khmer are always smiling, how to get in rhythm with nature and give of yourself to make Our world better. A Cambodian family lives on-site, they are very friendly and will invite you to be able to feel what it is like to be apart of their culture. This includes celebrations, cooking together, learning phrases in Khmer, volleyball and swimming in the local waterhole.

    We have three bathrooms, running water, a BBQ, and solar electricity. We require those who stay to contribute 14 hours per week of work. We recommend renting a moto from town, so you are able to travel into town for groceries, a night on the town or a day trip to the river or beach.. They generally run at $4 per day. It is important you are responsible for for own trash and pack it in and out on your own.

    Upon arrival our staff will give you a run down of Kampot life and a tour of the market and where you can buy groceries for the week. You are welcome to cook your own meals or have meals with the Khmer family. All we ask is that you contribute groceries to the Khmer family's meal and she will be happy to cook for you. She is an excellent cook and loves to teach how to cook Khmer food. You can eat for about $3-5 per day.

    We are currently making drinking glasses, ashtrays and bottle bricks, the bricks made of glass bottles and used to build an earth ship. As well as, moringa powder, the superfood! The proceeds will go directly into running the school.

    We are looking for all types of volunteers, especially those who are passionate about making our world a better place. We hold the space in this project for people to come from all walks of life and contribute a skill, passion and/or lesson to enrich the lives this village and especially our students. All types of classes can be taught from yoga to science to art to building a clay oven! Feel free to be creative!

    For those who are farmers, we are always looking to better our farm and seek those passionate about farming and sustainable development.

    One week minimum stay, volunteer pick up days are on Saturday.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We have three segments of opportunity. Teaching English, trade skills, art or sports. Working with up-cycling glass products and helping take care of the farm.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Khmer

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bungalow sleeping, Indoor Bathrooms, Outdoor Kitchen

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is full immersion into a new way of thinking, acting, doing and being. We aim to aide the community and empower local children make a positive contribution to our world. The opportunity for self reflection, awareness and spiritual growth are huge!

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    Volunteering hours expected

    15 hours per week


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Host ref number: 797443928161

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