GREENWAY SCHOOL 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€
- Code : G/CMG/GS2017
- Dispo : 4M / 3F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Every day, 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 participants 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 participants, has had an unmeasurably positive effect on the local community. In 2013, Greenway School was opened, offering free education for those who can otherwise not afford it. Greenway School is an extra learning option for the children, which is free for them. They attend a regular public school for three hours per day, where they don’t get the chance to learn much English. The public school shifts are divided into two groups: morning group and afternoon group. On 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). We have a high level of flexibility for participants’ input for this project. The teaching primarily takes place in a traditional classroom setting. However, we actively encourage creative input from participants: This can be a workshop in the form of drawing, art, singing or other educational and fun activities to help broaden world perspective, gain new interests and discover unknown talents of the local children. 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 only 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 with broadening the curriculum and teaching possibilities that we can offer to the students. There are two main objectives of this project, the main one being education. Consequently, trying to create a better future for the students in our school, who come from poor and remote areas of Cambodia.
The accommodation in Samraong is based on single gender rooms with a maximum of 4 people per room. They are equipped with a fan, cold shower and wifi.. 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 at no extra cost, which you can use to explore the area during your free time. All food is included during your stay. The meals will be typical Cambodian style, including plenty of rice dishes, meat and at times, western food. There are three meals served during the week inside the accommodation and two during the weekend. Moreover, there are snacks available between meals.
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. There are ATMs in Samraong as well as a bank. There are numerous local shops where you can get the basics. There are no activities included outside of the program. There is a nearby park where you can relax or play volleyball during your free time. Siem Reap is two hours away from the accommodation. Participants often opt to head there during the weekends to explore the famous Angkor Wat or enjoy the nightlife.
Additional equipment: Malaria precautions. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245€. Reception at REP (Siem Reap International Airport) at the arrival on Sundays (06:00am 04:00pm).