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Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children in Cambodia?
My name is Savuth and together with my wife, Savon, and daughter, Channa we run an education center in the village of Po, located a 5-minute walk from the local market, and just 15 minutes by car from the center of Siem Reap and 30 minutes from the famous Angkor Wat.
We opened our on-site center in 2014 to provide free additional education to the children in the local community, including free English classes for 100 students. In the following years, we started providing teachers for the primary and secondary public school which hosts over 2,000 students combined, ranging from 6 to 16 years old.
Volunteers are currently able to teach at our on-site center, which is open both before and after school to provide additional help to students. Additionally, volunteers teach at the primary and secondary school, which is located about a 10-minute walk away. Typically, you will teach for an average of 3 hours per day, although depending on your availability and the number of volunteers staying at that time, you may be asked to teach for up to 5 hours.
The majority of our classes are conducted in English, so all volunteers must have at least a conversational level of English ability. However, please do not worry if your English is not perfect, as any assistance is greatly appreciated.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
As a volunteer, we would be delighted to have you stay with us in our home, learn about the local culture, and make a positive impact on Cambodian development. We offer dorms for our volunteers which includes free WiFi, fans and three home-cooked meals a day. We ask for a donation of $8 per day for the dorm room.
You'll only be 15 minutes away from the local market, night market at Pub Street, floating village, lotus farm, and rice fields. And if you're interested in visiting Angkor Wat, it's just a 30-minute drive away. To get around there are also lots of cheap TukTuks available.
We require a minimum commitment of two weeks from our volunteers, but staying longer will enable you to build a stronger bond of trust with your students and leave a lasting impact on their lives.
With the help of volunteers from around the world, we've been able to improve the lives and opportunities of children from low-income families in the local community. We welcome volunteers to join us in making a positive impact on the lives of our children and community.
We look forward to welcoming you to our family!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Volunteers able to join our team will benefit from the rewarding experience of supporting children and the local people in a developing community. They will be treated as part of the family, and will experience real life in Cambodia, not just as a tourist but as a local. Being part of such a worthwhile cause gives our volunteers memories never to be forgotten.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
- Teach languages to children/adults
- Administration support (i.e. taking care of the messages sent by volunteers on Workaway/other volunteering sites)
- Management and Organisation of Volunteers
- Volunteer recruitment
- Contributing to existing projects
We require a $56 per week contribution towards 3 meals a day (so $8 a day)
Details are as follows:
- Bunk bed in a dormitory (mosquito net and a fan are provided)
- Wifi available free of cost.
What else ...
On Saturdays you may have to work a few hours but Sundays are free!
There is a lot to do around here; spend the day in Siem Reap, visit the lotus fields, the floating village, Angkor Wat, chill with the team in the hammocks bar, etc.
We can arrange a tuk tuk for collection or drop offs, as well as for exploring during your time here. Some volunteers choose to rent a motorbike as well.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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$8 per day
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more. they appreciate the help but I would say at least 2-3 weeks is needed to make a proper
Warm wishes from Savutt & Family
Savon and Savonth's house is comfortable and well placed. Siem Reap is a wonderful city :))
I'd love to come back for a longer time in the family 💓💓
We loved the kids in school. At first, we were a little bit nervous because we didn't have any experience, but the other volunteers helped us out and the kids made
They are both welcome at anytime!
The students and the other volunteers appreciated your commitment!
Savon & the family
the school is ran by a local family in a small village 10 min away from Siem reap.
for the acomodation you can choose between a dorm or a private room in a bungalow. the food is really good !
as for the teaching, kids from primary to high school need our help to learn English. they are so greatful and eager to learn. It is
It was my first time teaching abroad in a voluntary project. The whole family was very welcoming and warmhearted!
I really enjoyed teaching the kids at school and at pagoda. They were adorable and show so much love and interest!!! What I really liked was that there was some structure, every grade had its
I met a lot of volunteers all around the world there.
I really loved my experience, I’ll never forget it. If i’ll be back in
Thanks to Savon and Savuth for your hospitality and for all the thing you are doing with the children!
The atmosphere is really good and you will feel like in a big
I lived 6 weeks at the school, sharing a daily life at Po Village with the local family and others volunteers. The environment is really good and we lived as a family. The experience of teaching at public school and also at the project was priceless. The kids are amazing, open to learn and smile all the time. The give so much love to you
If you are lots of volunteers you can really chill or be involved in other
As a teacher you are staying and living with the other volunteers, who were amazing and open-minded people. You are giving classes every day in both the Public school as well as
He is not afraid of hard work but always willing to help as much as possible. We definitely recommend him to any host that wants a trustworthy volunteer.
Also he is a very nice and energetic guy that helps
The kids are amazing. Super smart and always smiling, it's been a a genuine pleasure to teach them. At Public School there are like fifty students per class, which makes it hard sometimes, but since the teacher stays at while we teach it is usually
We recommend everyone to host them!
Savon and Savuth are really nice even though we didn't see them much.
We taught at the Public School and after school here. The kids can be naughty but they are all very cute.
The group of volunteers we were with made our experience even better.
We had a private
I'm also glad that I could bring my help to the community. I hope some day Cambodian english teacher will be present to make this learning efficient in the long
With the children, she found an impressive way to get through them, by playing and reaching out towards there interests. An active militant for the respect of the environment, She proposed cleaning days
Good luck for your travels and remember that you are always welcome! :)
Raquel is always finding new ways to teach the kids. She's a trusting person, and always here to help other volunteers.
We would appreciate her to come back, so she can share her dynamic energy!
We made a new friends, gave our knowledge to children and
if you are planning a trip to Cambodia, Siem reap, come here. I had an amazing experience teaching to the kids of the school. The kids there are amazing. The school is a great place to meet other volunteers from over the world and make unforgettable memories. At first it will be challenging but so rewarding. I am missing
i was in here first for 3 months (first december 2016, later february-april 2017). I loved my stay here.
Savon and Savuth are great, they are doing a great job. I have always been treated as a family member, thank yo so much!! It is great because you share a lot with a lot of volunteers, from all over the world. We share a lot and we have
We are very thankful to have had such an enthusiastic
The school encapsulates the sense of community and love that this beautiful country has
Victoria and Graeme worked non-stop with the children and went into the dynamic of the house since the
Your teaching experience, patience, dynamism and confidence were part of the positive development. We are eternally grateful for all the work you have done and the hours spent improving the way we teach. With your presence here, we have been able to start working towards an amazing future for these
Reasons to come...
-If you want to make a
Your energy, good vibes and enthusiasm were the perfect complement for the school and all our team. We are really happy and grateful for all the amazing work you did with the kids, for sharing your experience with the team and for taking care of all of us.
We wish you the best!
A lot of love from us
I spent 3 weeks and it was the best experience of my life.
Mama and Savuth have a huge heart.
The children are awesome, I miss them.
Our team of volunteers were also perfect.
The Village is so cool..
So.. What are you waiting for? You will never regret your choice ! :)
She was always willing to help and share her knowledge!
Thank you so much Monya for being a part of the school.
Everyday I taught 2 English classes. The kids are on very different levels, but it is rewarding when you see them imrpoving day by day.
The village where the school is located is so nice - you get to know the real Cambodia and I loved my daily walk to the
You want to be involve in a good project you have to go there!!
Thank you to
The energy in the house and in the classes was really positive.
I feel like those children have given me much more than i have given them ; they are Rich of love, generosity, Humility and of so much Life. Still think about them often..
Unluckily i had
I came for two weeks in February 2016, ending staying out the month and returned in May to do it again because I liked the experience so much, This is pretty typical of a lot of volunteers who come here!
Savon and Savuth are big-hearted people and have an amazing thing
Teaching there and the public school is the most rewarding thing I have ever done, the children are so lovely
We stayed for two weeks, learnt a lot, hopefully progressed the children's English skills, and
Savon, Savuth, Channa and Sokthea are all amazing and kind hearted people, giving up their home for the school and the volunteers, so the children
Savuth, Savon and the rest of the family make you feel like at home since you arrive! I will never be able to explain how welcoming i felt, there are more workawayers so, you will receive feedback from
I arrived with the intention of staying for 2 weeks and finally left after 5 as I really loved the place.
Prior to coming here I had no experience teaching but other volunteers were really helpful and gave lots of advice.
The work was mainly planning lessons and teaching
Big love Savuth, Savon and the family.
I had the best time here and I loved every moment of it! At first, I was very hesitant about coming because I have never travelled alone before, but after meeting the volunteers, the family, and the kids, I fell in love with it instantly. I grew very close with many volunteers and I loved
Mama cook for us very nice food everyday and you get really into the small village life where everyone is smiling!
There are so many volunteers so u can meet many nice people to share the experience with!!!
Also it would be great to
You were an absolute pleasure to have come and stay with us! We were so grateful for the two months you spent here. You helped out wherever help was needed, assisting the running of as well as teaching the students.
We would also like to say a huge thankyou to you on behalf of the students they loved you and you were a
I spent two months here (from January to March) after leaving a previous organisation, and I'm so glad that I made the change. Everything was awesome! Every single day spent here was great and there was always a lot to do.
I was teaching 2-3 English classes from Monday to Friday. For the rest of the
We didnt want you to leave, you were such a great benefit for both the school and kids!
Thank you so much for your kind words! Keep on shining, we wish you all the best!
Big love Savuth, Savon and the family.
We are so grateful he decided to come and spend his time with us.
A lovely, genuine, reliable and hardworking guy!
Thanks again Hafez, we wish you all the best!
Helpful, kind, funny, friendly, good quality and most importantly a fantastic teacher. Will ensured his lessons were always planned and prepared, going above and beyond.
Everyone here will miss him greatly! We were so thankful to have him here with us & there will always be a place in our home for
I stayed for 3 weeks but could have easily stayed longer.
The work was easy, I taught for 23 hours a day and also spent a lot of time playing with the kids, who are adorable!
Savon and the family were amazing hosts, making you feel at home and letting you get involved in all aspects of their lives. The food
I cannot find the words to describe the generosity of Ms Savon and Mr Savuth. They have the biggest hearts I have ever come across.
resources are limited and accommodation is very basic. However the volunteers, students and a
Kieran contributions to the improved organization
This is a big famiy and everyone gives as much as they can to make you feel at home, Savon and Savuth take
Yes i lost my hearth here, yes i come back. No words to discribe the warmt of the family, they threat you like their own children. When you're sick they bring you medicine,
First of all, you are missed! Especially by Hideyo who mentioned you and your work here nearly everyday. The fund raising page you created has helped us to raise nearly $2500 not to mention the direct donations to the school from volunteer's families who visit the site. You were among the very best we have had. Relaxed, diligent, and
Ma Savon and Pa Savuth, Pohn Srey Channa and Pohn Proh Soktea became my second family in my 6 weeks here. From the moment I arrived until the moment I left they made me feel loved and cared for (when Mrs. Savon gives you a slap it means she loves you) and not a day went by that I didn't enjoy waking up in the morning to live and
Thank you very much for the time and effort you shared with us here! We hope you are enjoying your new adventure. If you get the chance you are always welcome back home!
You were fantastic teachers! Always happy and fun and engaging for our students. We still talk about you as an example that young volunteers can be some of the best.
We are very grateful for the time you spent with us. Ben was a tremendous help in the construction of our new classrooms and Lindsey was a patient and diligent teacher. We only wish you two could have stayed longer.
Have fun with Mom!
Aside from teaching and helping with construction and gardening, you will become part of the tight knit communities of the
We hope you will return.
Thank you for helping us make a system.
The student enjoyed your classes!
We very much hope to see you again here.
We wish you all the best in the future !
The student enjoyed your classes and all the games you made them play.
We hope to see you here again and please know that you are always welcome.
We wish you all the best in the future !
We hope to see you again, you are always welcome here.
We miss you guys as well!
Wish you all the best !
Everyday we would bike to the school through the Cambodian countryside. It was an incredible way to experiance Cambodian life. Not to mention the adorable children!
This work away would be especially
We hope that you will come back and hopefully by that time we will be finished with the garden and be more organized.
We have been very happy to have you stay here and we wish you all the best in the future.
Thank you for you help teaching the students.
We hope to see you again. You're welcome hear anytime !
Wish you all the best in the future.
You have the freedom to plan and teach based on what
We really appreciate the help you have done for us here ! The students loved your classes and we have very much enjoyed your company here . We hope you will come back and stay with us in the future!
We wish you all the best of luck!
You live in the same house like the family and Savon is cooking every meal for the volunteers. Savon and Savuth are great hosts!
The teaching is not easy because you can't speak Khmer. but the children are very thankful
Thank you for your great effort in classes.
We wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope to see you again here !
Don't think you could ask for better hosts :)
We wish you the best of luck in the future and hope to see you again here.
Those two weeks became a month, then second visa to Cambodia, an then a third.
I spent almost three months, having the best experience
The students loved your classes and your different approach to teaching.
We loved the way you made the kids interact more with each other.
We wish you all the best in the future and hope to see you again here !
They recently promoted a Khmer student to translate and assist teachers with beginners. She blossoms like a wild lotus.
Wish you the best of luck in the future!
You are always welcome here!
We really appreciate all you did for us and the children truly loved your classes.
Thank you for the great teaching material you provided us with. I has been really use full.
Wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope to see you
The kids enjoyed your effort in the classes as well as dancing and doing yoga with you after classes. Thank you for bringing so much joy to us here. We wish you the best of luck in the future.
You are welcome here anytime!
is a very hard worker
An easy place to rest in the hammock of your smile!
We had an amazing time in the school, met great people and experienced the real Cambodian lifestyle on the countryside.
Savuth and Savun are both lovely, friendly and caring host who did everything to make us feel welcomed and home. Savun is an amazing cook and loved it to prepare delicous Khmer
Especially I love the family. They applied us great meals and nice places, and told us Cambodian history and current situation. And they have wonderful aims.
But they sometimes don't have enough stuffs. They have some room of improvement. So I'd like
Sergio is a very hard worker and very kind man. He was very easy going and
Minjeoung was an amazing volunteer. She is very kind and a great teacher. She even extended her stay in the hopes we would be able to find another Korean teacher to replace her. She was dedicated to her students and has a great heart.
I worked as a teaching volunteer