We are a non-for-profit charity, based in Otres, providing children and their families with an educational support centre offering school education, family support, social care, and health and wellbeing programs.
In rural Cambodia, a large number of families simply cannot afford to send their children to school and they are often left to roam the streets, sent to work on the land, collecting plastic from the beach and rubbish sites, or at home helping to raise their siblings.
We provide free education to over 100 children, from ages 5 to 16, and social support to the community, ensuring that when the children leave school they have career options to give their families a better life.
We are an established NGO with a Khmer Head Teacher and 6 Khmer teachers that you will teach alongside located 20 minutes walk away from Otres Village where the children who attend the school all live with their families. We also have various volunteers assisting in and out of the classroom.
Our education program will give you the opportunity to participate in classes. Engage students in English language development activities - speaking, reading, writing, conversation, listening, pronunciation and much more. In exchange learn about the lives of the students and their families and community
We are looking for teaching professionals to support our Khmer staff teach English to our students. You are free to bring in new ideas and will support the teacher.
Our education program is Monday - Friday 1.30 - 4.30pm.
Furthermore we offer opportunities to people interested in volunteering skills such as photography, video making, IT, fundraising.
If you are interested in helping us in the classroom we have a minimum requirement of 2 month stay.
We have a partnership with a hostel in the Village that provides free dorm accommodation for our volunteers. Here you can find wifi, a restaurant and have the opportunity to meet other people travelling, working or volunteering in Otres.
We have a small onsite kitchen, used to cook meals for the children. Volunteers will get lunch at the same time as staff and the children which is before classes each day. This will be rice/noodles, vegetables and meat.
Otres has beautiful beaches to explore. The Village and the beach are popular tourist destinations with many guesthouses, places to eat and drink. There is a good music and arts scene in Otres.
A little further afield are the islands of Ko Ta Kiev, Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samleon.
And Kampot is only a couple of hours away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week