About the local hosting organizationCYA Learning Center has been set up to provide the opportunity for the children and teenagers in Russeydom Community of Kompot Province for free global education- English language, computer, and library through engaging with the international volunteers as teachers and friends. The center is also aimed to provide the space for the local families to participate in the sustainable development activities by engaging themselves in agriculture and vocational training. In 2017, CYA Learning Center is going to start up the weekend market to allow the local families to put their organic products on sales, and the existing activities are still going on! We welcome volunteers with motivation and creativities to join our direct project! Join us at CYA Learning Center to bring the parents back home to the village, to bring the children back to school, to make Russeydom a lively village back again for hundreds of families. Join us to support our culture of peace and sustainability.
About the volunteer workorganizing the students with specific topic in English, conducting reading activities in the library, teaching computer skills with the students from the community. Construction: Renovating the center facilities, building new facilities Development: supporting the social enterprises at the center for sustainable development project Environment: conducting the workshop on raising awareness of environmental protection, rubbish, trash management system to be introduced in the community.
Local accommodationThe volunteers are going to stay in the local-style house provided in the campus of the center. They are going to share the space together about 8-10 people in one room, with proper mattresses, pillows and blankets – sleeping bag is not necessary. The food will be prepared by the host family, but of course you can help in the kitchen, washing, and cleaning.
About the project location
Kampot province is 4.873 square kilometres big. It's located in the Southwest of the country and is bordering to the North with Kampong Speu, in the East with Takeo, in the West with Sihanoukville and Koh Kong and to the South with the Gulf of Thailand. The East of the province consists of the typical plain area for Cambodia, covering rice fields and other agricultural plantations.
The Western part of the province shows up with the well known Bokor National Park, being a part of the grant Elephant Mountains, which is rich in lush forests and a huge range of wildlife. The two highest points in the province are the Bokor Hill Station with 1,027m altitude and further north another hilltop with 1,050m altitude. Some people consider the countryside similar to the sharp Vietnamese limestone rocks shooting up of flat plainsandnbsp; an impressive aspect.
Beside the profitable fruit cropping such as durian, mango or coconut Kampot Pepper has been renowned for decades as one of the best peppers in the world. This pepper has a very distinct flavour and smell, especially when its fresh harvested. It develops an enthralling aroma, strong, delicate and aromatic. Therefore it is famous in the world and exported to many countries.
About the leisure activities possible
This province is located in the Southwest of the country, having an eighty kilometres coastal strip with the Gulf of Thailand. The provincial capital is named Kampot and sits near the base of the abundant green Elephant Mountains and the famous Bokor Hill Station. Compete to crowded Sihanoukville in the North of the province you may find quietness.
Kep Beach, Rabbit Island, Bokor Hill Station, and countryside tours are perhaps the most popular day tours out of Kampot with tour operators offering very competitively priced tours.
The Kampot area also offers several other attractions including pre-Angkorian ruins and caves, jungle trekking, bicycling tours, river cruises, island trips, fishing trips, isolated beaches, pepper plantations, bamboo train rides and some beautiful rural countryside.
Most visitors come here to have a look at the old French colonial architecture, which is one still in charming condition, to have a vantage point for visiting the near beaches or the small islands of Kep. Kampot province is also renowned for the quality of its fruits (durian, coconut, mango, etc.), its sea salt and of course the famous Kampot Pepper. The special fresh climate and soil type of Kampot as well as the experience from several generations of pepper farmers make this pepper unique and much sought-after by gourmets worlwide.
The small town of Kampot on the Tuk Chhou River is 5km inland from the sea. Fishing and farming are the main activities; durians and melons grow in abundance.