We offer our volunteers the opportunity to teach English to our students directly or to assist in the classrooms. Our students are eager learners and will appreciate all efforts made by you even if initially you feel that you lack confidence in front of the class.
Class times are:
We also offer working together with local farmers or fishermen. Much can be learnt and shared by immersion in the village environment. Our rural practices are organically based and would be attractive to eco friendly volunteers and others alike.
To ensure that volunteering is a satisfying experience we limit our volunteer numbers to a maximum of 3 at anyone time. There are special arrangements made for groups/schools.
Remember you are entering a different world to that that you are used to. We provide, for our volunteers, a village house of standard Khmer design and construction. The house also acts as our field office. It is fenced and safe.
We do ask for 10 $US accommodation cost per volunteer/per week to cover our maintenance and running costs.
We provide for each volunteer the following:
There is a gas stove for volunteers to use together with a range of cooking utensils, mugs, plates and cutlery. (You may wish to bring/buy your own on arrival in Siem Reap).
However the best option is to eat with our village family and sample the incredible flavours, textures of traditional Khmer cuisine
Beneath the house we have hammocks for daytime relaxation.
As is normal in country areas there is limited electricity. We suggest that you bring with you a torch and/or a head torch. Obviously there are no computer terminals, etc.
Sanitation is basic. We have built a bathroom of brick construction. This contains a “Squat” toilet and facilities for bathing in private. Water is drawn from our pond/well for these purposes as there is no main water facility.
The school is about 1 – 2km walk from the house but you may wish to use a bicycle. Other transport is available.
Volunteers have the opportunity of spending time in and around the commune at weekends meeting and mixing with the children and families.
Taking time out to spend the weekends in Siem Reap socialising with other volunteers and backpackers and enjoying the nightlife in and around Pub Street, and of course, visiting the amazing Temples of Angkor Wat.
For additional information on activities of what to do/see check out the Lonely Planet Guide and others. Local guide and information books are provided free in Siem Reap and can be obtained in many outlets.
We suggest that prior to arrival that contact be made with Mr Sophach in order that arrangements can be made for your transportation to the project site. This will probably be by Tuk Tuk , taxi or ourselves.
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