Experience Life in the Khmer Countryside and Help Make a Sustainable Impact in Cambodia

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Cambodia

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  • Description

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    ***Sustainable Building Project on Starting January 20!! If you are interested in getting your hands dirty to come and build our new internship quarters with us, this is an amazing time to join our project! This building is going to be a huge staple in us becoming fully self sustainable. There will be many volunteers, some may sleep in hammocks or tents but it will be an amazing community and project to be a part of! ***


    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, making natural products, implementing creative ways to generate revenue, help implement a recycled building company that will create a trash collection system and working on the farm.

    We have a three bedroom bungalow on stilts and tents 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 25 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 or put it into a building project. Be mindful of plastic consumption when buying groceries.

    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 $2 toward groceries to the Khmer family per meal and they will be happy to cook for you. Srey Srah is an excellent cook and loves to teach how to cook Khmer food.

    We are currently making drinking glasses, ashtrays and bottle bricks, the bricks, moringa products, building a playgroud, setting up a distiller for essential oil and our production facility is slowly getting finished as well. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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!

  • 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

    English: Fluent
    Khmer: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bungalow sleeping, Indoor Bathrooms, Outdoor Kitchen, Tents

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours per week

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    This host charges a fee

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    $2.50 per week for washing bedsheets

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