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Help us educate underprivileged children in Speankaek Village near Siem Reap, Cambodia

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  • Última atividade: 24 set. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição



    Are you looking for a meaningful way to immerse yourself in the rich culture of Cambodia?

    Here, education is the key to a better future and breaking the cycle of poverty. That's why we work tirelessly to provide free English classes to underprivileged children who would not have the opportunity to learn otherwise.

    Our peaceful environment, surrounded by lush greenery and the tranquil sounds of nature, provides the perfect setting for volunteer teachers to make a lasting impact on the lives of local children.


    About Us
    The School is a charitable organization providing free education to underprivileged children and young adults living in Speankaek village in Cambodia’s Siem Reap Province.

    Our Mission
    We aim to make education accessible to underprivileged children and young adults in the Siem Reap Province of Cambodia. Teaching these students English and instilling good morals can provide them with better opportunities for the future and end poverty in the region.

    Through our efforts, we strive to improve the living standards of our students and their families while reducing the number of young people who drop out of school. In our community, it is common for children and teenagers to abandon their education to provide for their families. However, we are determined to break this cycle of poverty. We are dedicated to providing a brighter future for underprivileged children and young adults in the Siem Reap Province through education.

    Our Organization
    Since its inception, it has become a beacon of hope for over 100 underprivileged children and young adults in the Siem Reap Province. The organization’s small but dedicated team is committed to empowering its students through education, providing them with the tools they need to improve their quality of life and achieve their dreams.

    Cambodia’s public school classes are often overcrowded, and English language classes are only sometimes available. This is where we step in, creating a warm, welcoming environment where each student is genuinely cared for and inspired. At Happiness House, the charity’s headquarters, our strict child protection policy ensures that our students are safe and well-cared for. We aim to provide education and improve the lives of underprivileged children and young adults in the Siem Reap Province.

    Our Founder
    Sophara's journey towards his passion for education is an inspiring tale of dedication and hard work. During his early adulthood, he devoted his time to practicing as a monk at the historic Bakong Pagoda, where he was fortunate enough to receive an education and learn the English language. Through sheer perseverance and determination, he overcame the many challenges that came his way and eventually fulfilled his lifelong dream in 2013 of establishing a school for his community to allow underprivileged children to learn and develop their English language skills, just like he did. The heartfelt support of his dear friends from Australia only added to the beauty of his journey, making it a truly remarkable one.


    About the Location
    The school is located in Speankaek Village, just a 30-minute tuk-tuk ride from the world-famous Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap, 25 minutes from Pub Street, considered the center of action as the night falls in Siem Reap, and 35 minutes from Siem Reap International Airport.

    But there is more - the ancient Bakong temples, located just 10 minutes away by tuk-tuk and seldom visited, are also within easy reach.


    About the Experience
    Volunteering at our school is truly a remarkable experience for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on the lives of local children. It’s a great way to give back to the community and an opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of Siem Reap and the surrounding countryside on a tuk-tuk. By living with locals, you’ll also get a chance to experience authentic Cambodian village life.

    We offer many experiences for our volunteers. To start, you can teach English in morning and afternoon classes, engage in artsy activities, read books, play games, sing or dance with children, and bring joy and inspiration to their lives by simply showing up and being yourself.

    Moreover, our cultural exchange program immerses you in Cambodia’s rich culture and history. You can take a private tour to the beautiful Angkor Wat or join other volunteers on a village tour to meet the locals and witness the changes as we continue to provide education and community services in Speankaek Village.

    We highly recommend our homestay option for those seeking an immersive Cambodian cultural experience while volunteering at School. To support the continued success of our community, we ask for a small donation fee of $8 per day for those who choose to stay with us at our homestay. This fee includes three meals plus water, coffee, and tea. Enjoy a cozy and comfortable room with a private bathroom, shower, fan, mosquito net, and immediate classroom access. Additionally, you’ll have the pleasure of waking up to Mama’s delectable coconut waffles each morning and indulging in family-style lunches and dinners, all while learning Khmer and delving into authentic Cambodian village life. This option is an excellent way to take your volunteering experience to the next level and maximize your time in Siem Reap.

    Plenty of volunteer opportunities are available for those interested in our upcoming projects, such as remodeling the library and classrooms, general maintenance of the school grounds, and participating in special projects, including building playgrounds and homes in the local community.

    Please note that there is no cost to volunteer at the School. As an NGO that provides free education to students in our village and beyond, we rely on the support of our volunteers and the public to continue our work. Join us at the school and make a positive difference in the world.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Projetos artísticos
    Prática de idiomas
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    About the Cultural Exchange
    Traveling to a new place can be an incredibly inspiring experience, especially when it involves immersing oneself in a new and different culture. Siem Reap, a city in northwestern Cambodia, is the perfect destination for exploring and discovering new cultural experiences. The city is widely known for its breathtaking Angkor temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is considered one of the most awe-inspiring architectural wonders in the world. Visitors can also explore vibrant local markets, purchase traditional handicrafts, textiles, and jewelry, and interact with friendly and welcoming locals. Additionally, the quaint nearby villages, accessible by tuk-tuks or buses, offer an opportunity to experience the authentic rural lifestyle of Cambodia and learn about the country's rich history and heritage.

    Our cultural exchange program is designed to help volunteers better understand different cultures. By immersing themselves in a new environment, volunteers can learn about local customs, traditions, and beliefs, giving them a unique perspective. They can also develop new skills, such as learning a new language or trying fresh cuisine, which can be a great way to broaden their horizons and enhance their life experiences. Our cultural exchange program also fosters greater empathy and understanding between people from different backgrounds, which is particularly valuable in today's globalized world.

    Overall, traveling to Siem Reap can be an awe-inspiring and life-changing experience that can enrich one's mind and soul and lead to a greater appreciation for the diversity of human culture.

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    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

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    About the Focus
    Our primary focus is for our volunteers to get as much time in the classroom as possible. Therefore, our program asks our volunteers to assist our local teachers with prepping for student activities and delivering lesson plans. There is no requirement for previous experience teaching in a formal classroom setting or teaching English.

    With the partnership of our local teachers and real-life classroom experiences, naturally, you will learn how to interact with students, deliver lessons, and have fun. However, to make this a wholehearted expertise, we require a genuine love for new experiences, working with children, and assisting with community needs.

    Volunteers can expect to spend their weekdays assisting our local teachers in the classroom during the day and their evenings and weekends exploring Siem Reap, the local village, resting or enjoying their free time in whichever manner they choose.


    About the Daily Schedule
    We have a daily schedule planned out for you to ensure you make the most of your time here. During weekdays, Mama will serve breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and you will attend classes from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. After an extended break, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., followed by afternoon classes from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. You will have free time to relax and explore the city in the evening. We also offer optional evening classes at 6:00 p.m. for those interested in additional volunteer hours with our young adults. Mama will serve dinner family-style at 7:30 p.m.

    During weekends, you can explore the local area and nearby tourist attractions. We encourage you to take advantage of this time to immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture and learn about the country's rich history.

    *Please note that meals are provided on the weekends, but it is optional for volunteers to forego them. However, a small donation of $8 per day for accommodations will still be required.

    **Ask about our partnerships with local tuk-tuk drivers to provide private tours to Angkor Wat or a ride to Pub Street!


    About other Opportunites
    If you have a passion for community projects, we have some exciting opportunities for you to get involved in. We would happily share our current projects and discuss how you can contribute. Please keep in mind that we require a minimum commitment of three weeks for community projects. This ensures that you can fully immerse yourself in teaching at our school, exploring Siem Reap, and participating in community projects. Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference in our community.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Khmer: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    About the Rooms
    We highly recommend our homestay option if you're interested in immersing yourself in Cambodian culture while volunteering at our school. For just $8 per day, you can enjoy a cozy and comfortable room with a private bathroom, shower, fan, and mosquito net. Plus, you'll have immediate access to the classroom. We also provide a padlock for your room, a first aid kit, school supplies and materials for your classes, WiFi, and 24-hour electricity to charge your electronic devices.


    About the Meals
    In addition, you get to enjoy Mama's delicious coconut waffles for breakfast daily and family-style lunches and dinners with authentic Khmer food while learning Khmer and experiencing Cambodian village life. The food is prepared by Mama, a fantastic cook, or from one of the nearby restaurants. All three meals provided throughout your stay include water, coffee, and tea.

    But we understand that our volunteers may want to explore the town and its local eateries for dinner during weekdays or at any time on the weekends. So, if you need transportation to the city, our local tuk-tuk driver can help you for a small fee or use the Grab App for other transportation options.

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    About the Policy
    School is dedicated to creating a secure and safe learning environment for all our students, staff, and volunteers.

    We believe safeguarding is a shared responsibility and are committed to protecting all our students from abuse, harm, and exploitation. Our Safegauarding and Code of Conduct policy outlines our approach to safeguarding and the code of conduct that we expect all staff and community volunteers, teachers, and members to follow. Upon confirmation, all volunteers will recieve a copy of our policy for review and signature.


    About the Homestay Rules
    Our home ground is truly a labor of love for us, as we have invested much time and effort into creating a beautiful, natural environment that is sacred and dear to our hearts. To preserve this special place, we have implemented some essential rules we ask all volunteers to follow. One of the most important rules is our policy against drugs and alcohol on the grounds. Keeping our home free from these substances is essential to maintaining a safe, peaceful, and respectful environment for everyone.

    In addition, we also observe quiet hours from 21:00 to 07:00. During these hours, we kindly ask that all volunteers show consideration towards each other, our local teachers, and our family by keeping noise levels to a minimum. We understand that people may have different schedules and sleeping habits, so we ask that everyone be mindful of their surroundings and keep noise to a minimum during the designated quiet hours.

    By following these rules, we hope to create a respectful and harmonious community where everyone can feel safe and comfortable. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in helping us maintain the beauty and sanctity of our home ground.


    About the Transportation
    Our goal is to ensure our volunteers have a hassle-free travel experience. We offer convenient transportation options to explore the town center, local eateries, and tourist attractions. Even though our homestay is not centrally located, you can easily book a private ride by car or tuk-tuk using the Grab app. Moreover, our local tuk-tuk driver is always available to take you on a personalized ride experience to visit markets, Pub Street or even take a private tour to Angkor Wat for an additional fee.

    We truly value the time and effort our volunteers put into their work. We want to show our appreciation by providing airport pick-up services from Siem Reap International Airport for incoming flights scheduled between 06:00 and 18:00. We believe in extending warm welcomes to all our volunteers and providing them with the support they need to make their stay with us as comfortable as possible.

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    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    About the Space Our space provides reliable internet speeds of up to 20 Mbps, making it an excellent choice for digital nomads. Previous volunteers have been OK with Zoom or WhatsApp calls. Please commit 4-5 hours per day to teaching English in exchange for staying with us. You'll have plenty of time to focus on work, explore the area, and connect with others.

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    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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