Greenway School in Cambodia

Samraong, Cambodia

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15 people
7 days
Code: 165
Activity and Adventure, Teaching, Volunteering Abroad
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Every 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.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Improve the village children’s educational prospects and create a better future for them
  • Give you invaluable, practical experience in teaching
  • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand
  • Develop your child care and creativity skills through practical work
Monday to Friday

Teaching time with the students is divided into two shifts, with lunch and free time back at the accommodation in between. The first shift begins in the morning from 08:00 -11:00 while the afternoon shift is from 14:00 - 17:00.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Intermediate

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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