About the local hosting organizationTHE GREEN LION
About the volunteer workEvery day, over over 300 children arrive at the Greenway School in Samraong. All of them are eager to learn and are extremely appreciative of those who can assist them with their educational development. The school was designed, built and completely operated by people like you under the guidance of our native Cambodian manager: Mr. Nuth Ya. Since beginning his work with the rural community of Samraong in 2008, Mr Nuth Ya has become a figurehead of the local community. His valuable efforts in developing local schools and hospitals, with the help of those like yourself, has had an unmeasurably positive effect on the community. In 2013, Greenway School was opened, offering free education and an extra learning option for those who can't otherwise afford it. Students attend a regular public school for three hours per day, where they don't get the chance to learn a lot of English. The public school shifts are divided into a morning group and an afternoon group giving the children a chance to come to our school during their free time (e.g. the morning group can attend our afternoon shift and vice versa in order to get an extra push forward on their education). Teaching takes place in a traditional classroom setting. However, we are very flexible and actively encourage you to be creative. You have the option to run your very own workshop in the form of drawing, art, singing or other educational and fun activities to broaden the children's perspective on the world, gain new interests and discover unknown talents. The children themselves come from the Pul village, as well as five other surrounding villages. Their age ranges from 6 to 15. They currently possess just a basic level of English. Classroom sizes are typically between 25-30 students. The classrooms are equipped with basic teaching resources, such as a blackboard and flash cards. You are highly encouraged to bring small learning materials and items to use in your class and/or donate to our school. These things are gratefully received and help to broaden the curriculum and teaching possibilities that we can offer. The primary mode of transport to and from the accommodation will be on bicycles. The core focus of the teaching project will depend upon the needs of the school at the particular point in time. Your main roles will be (but are not limited to): Teaching English and other subjects Preparing English lessons and weekly progress tests Working with the children in their vegetable garden (for their own consumption) Creating activities for the students including workshops about cultural exchange, art & handicraft activities, sports, environmental awareness activities, hygiene and health classes, etc.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation: The accommodation in Samraong is simple and natural. There are no laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand. However, there are some places that you can do laundry in the town too at a small cost. There are bikes available, which you can use to explore the area during your free time! Food Arrangements: Your meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. Snacks are available between meals to
About the project locationLocation: Samraong, which name translates from Khmer into 'impenetrable jungle', is a town located in northwestern Cambodia, close to the border with Thailand. You will be located in a small, rural village located in the outskirts of town. This remote location will give you a taste of what rural Cambodia looks and feels like, while at the same time allowing you to explore some of Cambodia's highlights, as Siem Reap is located only two hours away. Sights & Surroundings: There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball with locals during your free time. Further away is Siem Reap, which is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat and more!