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In January 2023
[SUMMER 2022 UPDATE]
The school is in urgent need of volunteers !
The photos you can see on this page were taken before Covid.
Back then the school was packed with people from all around the world, unfortunately that is not the case anymore...
We'd love to see it shine again like it did before :)
Head Volunteer Needed:
The School is in need of volunteer(s) who can fulfil organisational help while also taking on English teaching at the Schools. You will have the opportunity to guide this organisation; creating an organised environment for students and volunteer teachers alike. If you have a background in management, strong organisational skills, and are naturally able to lead a group of people - this school and its students could use you. A commitment of a few months could really allow you to see your vision come to fruition here at the School.
English Teachers are needed for both the School and the Public School (about a 10 minute walk away) ASAP. More details are below. You'll have the opportunity to teach children English, plan original lessons, and lessons from included textbooks. If you can commit for 1 Month or more you'll have a more positive impact on the students and the community.
Our names are Savuth, Savon
Savuth and Savon founded this community School in March 2014 with the aim of providing additional education, for free, to those who need it in the local community. Since then, with the help of volunteers from all over the world, we have helped to improve the lives and opportunities of children from local low-income families in and around Siem Reap. Anthony has been involved with setting up free schools, organic farming, Free English classes in government hospitals and other projects around Asia since 2012.
Right now we provide several English classes on site.
The majority of classes are held in English and as such all volunteers will need to have conversational level. However, please don’t worry if your English is not absolutely perfect as any help is appreciated and having a teacher with basic conversation skills is much better than no teacher at all!
We hope to (re)open other classes in the future (French, Spanish, Music/Art and Computer)
As a volunteer we welcome you to stay in our home. We would love to teach you about our culture, food and language. There are dorms and private rooms available, we don’t have a/c at the moment, but we have free WiFi, fans and huge smiles!
If you want to become a volunteer , we provide 3 meals a day and accommodation. You will live in the home of the family who founded the school, allowing you to really integrate and become a part of the family!
Staying here means learning a lot about the local culture and yourself, at the same time having a positive impact on Cambodian development from the ground level, which is a truly rewarding experience.
Our young organisation is not yet able to provide all this for free. To cover the basic costs, including food, electricity and water, we ask for a minimal donation of just $56 per week.
[UPDATING from November 2019]
Our NGO is growing every year thanks to the participation of the former volunteers. Our school is going to celebrate in November its 5th birthday on helping the people of Siem Reap.
The classrooms are outside our house and the students are aged 4 - 18 years old. As a volunteer we aim to give you an average of 3 lessons per day, but you could be doing up to 5 lessons depending on your availability and the amount of volunteers staying at a time.
We also provide English classes at a local public school. Usually children are not exposed to English in public schools until grade 8 and the quality of teaching is low. These classes are fairly large and can be challenging
with up to 40 children but there are always a minimum of two teachers per class. Students in the public school are used to strict teachers and sometimes they might be unused to Western teaching methods. However, helping to show these students a different way of learning is one of the most rewarding feelings you can experience.
We believe that education is the best way out of poverty. Our school offers young students a better chance to succeed in life. Language education is essential for the future of Cambodian children especially here in Siem Reap with its huge tourism industry. Skills in English and other foreign languages provide a quick path to more lucrative careers for Cambodian children.
Our students would really benefit from having access to long-term volunteers and those with any previous teaching experience or a desire to develop their skills in this area.
Although we would love to host everyone, we are in need of volunteers who are aged 18+ and who can stay for at least 2 weeks. The longer you stay the stronger the trust between kids and teacher will be, creating a special bond that will allow you to get the best out of your students :)
We are continuously in need of volunteers (for a minimum of 2 weeks) to fill the following positions:
Requirements: Volunteers fluent in English (Native or Non-Native). We are always happy to welcome volunteers who might not have any prior teaching experience as long as they enjoy being with children and are interested in teaching.
Duties for specific class levels:
ABC 123 class- Teaching of Alphabet, numbers and some basic vocabulary ..
Beginner – Teaching of basic vocabulary and simple grammar structures. Potential candidates must be able to keep small children occupied with engaging activities. Ideal volunteers would be adaptable and willing to manipulate the existing syllabus to fit with the needs of their class.
Intermediate – Teaching vocabulary, simple sentence structure, counting and numbers to 100 through speaking and listening activities, reading and writing.
Advanced - Teaching of sentences and basic grammar. Ideal volunteers would be adaptable and willing to manipulate the existing syllabus to fit with the needs of their class. Requires more planning than Elementary or Beginner classes.
Upper-Advanced – Teaching of advanced sentences, vocabulary and grammar. Potential candidates must be comfortable with finding different ways of teaching the same topic multiple types until the children understand. Requires more planning than Elementary, Beginner or Advanced classes.
We are very excited to be one of the very few NGO's in the area to offer computer lessons to our students! If you have some experience in this field, please email us for further details. We would love to hear from you!
Requirements: Teachers need to be adept at typing, Microsoft Word, Excel, emailing, basic internet search methods, and any low-level coding experience is beneficial as well. As this is a brand new program for us, we could also use help creating a curriculum that will prepare our students with the most necessary skills in this Information Age.
Duties: Teach students basic vocabulary, maintenance, operation, and use of desktops and laptop computers. This class can be combined with teaching English as well.
ICT - DIGITAL CONTENTS CREATION AND SECURITY EXPERT
Minimum 1 month commitment.
Requirements: Experience in communication, social media, image protection, etc.
Duties: Take care of the Facebook page of the school, surveillance and edition of the school's and children's pictures posted on Internet. This class can be combined with teaching English as well.
PUBLIC RELATIONS/FUND RAISER
Requirements: Experience raising money for non-profits and managing an organisation's public image using various social media.
Duties: Maintaining and improving our online presence via Facebook, Indiegogo, Workaway etc., creating student recruitment flyers and organising volunteers and events to create a positive image for our school. This class can be combined with teaching English as well.
We do other projects in other villages and are always looking for ways to help the communities. some places in Cambodia still have to travel miles to collect water from a well, quite often the water is not fit for consumption. Sanitation is also a major problem in a lot of area's and with Anthony's help these projects are being put into place.
CONSTRUCTION / GARDENING WORKER
Requirements: Previous construction and gardening experience
Duties: Volunteers for this position will help with building of new projects and maintenance of current projects. This work can be combined with teaching.
We open the the school in the end of April 2018 and by then we will be needing volunteers at both schools. Volunteers will be taught to ride a scooter and will be driving back and forth.
Please let us know which positions you are interested in when applying and if you are okay with teaching both schools
In March 2015, we opened “Pagoda” a new school 3 km away from here, in a village called Chreav.
In June 2016, we opened classes at the local primary school. We are currently teaching 5 classes here a day to over 300 students.
In September 2016, with the help of fundraising money, we commenced two new projects. We renovated our English classroom at public school; washing and painting the walls, sanding all of the tables, decorating the walls and buying new resources. We have also built new walls in our classroom and installed new power boxes. Walls will be painted and new wall displays bought and displayed.
In February 2017, we were continuing building a new school, 5 km away from the main School in Po Village. We look forward to open it after Khmer's New Year in April 2018!
September and December 2018 and we helped local communities by installing 2 water projects to provide clean drinking water to local families.
In August 2019 we make Memorandum Of Understanding between Education Center for Community, Cambodia and Tamkang university, republic of China, (R.O.C.) is purpose to promote, through mutually beneficial program of educational cooperation and exchange, a better understanding, friendship, and university social responsibility between the two institution.
In January 2023 we make cooperation with the two organizations in Thailand and Lao people's democratic republic, in order to serve the common good by promoting and exchanged volunteers for education, capacity development, assistance to the poor and disadvantaged in order to achieve all the defined goals of stakeholders.
WHAT TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME
When you are not teaching or building there are plenty of things to explore around Siem Reap, such as: the Angkor Wat Temples, the floating village in Tonle Sap lake, the local Crocodile farm or simply enjoy the beautiful countryside of Siem Reap surrounded by friendly Khmer people. Bicycles are available.
Here we believe in a very positive family orientated culture. We are looking for volunteers who flourish in an environment like this. Please understand that children and their education is our priority so we expect a responsible level of commitment from everyone that wants to join our team. This is an English school trying to empower low resources kids, if you are looking for a cool place to spend a few days taking pictures and sleeping around then this might not be the best project for you. If you come willing to give the best of you to leave a positive footprint for the local population, we are waiting to hear from you!
We look forward to welcoming you to our family!
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeTrabajo de caridadProyectos artísticosPráctica de idiomasEnseñanzaJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeAyuda domésticaHostelería/turismoMantenimiento generalAyuda con ordenadores/Internet
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
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.
Proyectos con niños
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
- 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 $42 per week contribution towards a bed, 3 meals a day and utility costs (so $6 a day)
Details are as follows:
- Bunk bed in a dormitory (mosquito net and a fan are provided)
- Wifi available free of cost.
The weekends 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/dropping off, as well as for exploring during your time here.
And also we have the swimming pool here for our all volunteers.
Un poco más de información
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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En los países en vías de desarrollo (donde la mayoría de los anfitriones que están involucrados trabajan en obras de caridad, programas de desarrollo, educación entre otros), Workaway permite que algunos de nuestros anfitriones bajo este perfil, pidan a los voluntarios una pequeña donación para ayudar a la familia con las que se quedarán, a menudo menos de 5 dólares por día. Workaway permite el cargo solo cuando la donación está dirigida directamente a la familia o programas de caridad y es sólo para cubrir el costo de la estancia los voluntarios. (Todo anfitriones que haya declarado algún cargo estará claramente marcado en su listado).
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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… read more
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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… read more
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… read more
Kind… read more
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… read more
If you are lots of volunteers you can really chill or be involved in other… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
We are very thankful to have had such an enthusiastic… read more
The school encapsulates the sense of community and love that this beautiful country has… read more
A… read more
Victoria and Graeme worked non-stop with the children and went into the dynamic of the house since the… read more
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… read more
Reasons to come...
-If you want to make a… read more
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… read more
You want to be involve in a good project you have to go there!!
Thank you to… read more
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… read more
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… read more
Teaching there and the public school is the most rewarding thing I have ever done, the children are so lovely… read more
We stayed for two weeks, learnt a lot, hopefully progressed the children's English skills, and… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
Kieran contributions to the improved organization… read more
This is a big famiy and everyone gives as much as they can to make you feel at home, Savon and Savuth take… read more
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,… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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.… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
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… read more
Sergio is a very hard worker and very kind man. He was very easy going and… read more
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… read more