Anjali House

Anjali is a community learning center in Siem Reap, Cambodia, that serves over 200 students and their families through our Young Explorers, Future Leaders, and Active Communities programs.

Volunteering Activities

Agriculture Work
Arts
Fundraising
Social Work
Teaching
Web Work

What We Need

Mission 1: Class support

1. Assist in class
- Support English classes with pronunciation, help in grammar and vocabulary in a playful atmosphere
- Provide creative and educational workshops to children
- Create a fun learning environment and bring new informal ways of learning English
- Lead any project according to his/her skills: choir, theater class, drawing, painting, sports, dance

2. Participate in everyday life of Anjali
- Support the organization of annual events at Anjali: Halloween, Children’s Day, Christmas, Khmer New Year, etc.
- Help to supervise the children and ensure their safety

Mission 2: Garden support

1. General garden maintenance
- Seeding, planting, watering, digging, sowing, cleaning up litter and emptying bins
- Construction of simple garden structures (wood structures, compost bins etc.)
- Improve our sustainable development program (reduce plastic use, reduce pesticide use, etc)

2. Assist the children during their weekly gardening lessons
- Help them to garden
- Organize workshops related to nature (trees, flowers, insects of the garden) to increase their knowledge while practising English

3. Expand our partnerships with hostels and restaurants to sell the products of our garden

Mission 3: Communication & Fundraising support

1. Editorial:
- Write the e-newsletter
- Create regular content for social media (videos, photos, albums, stories, etc.)
- Assist in the development of communications materials (graphics, brochures, etc.)
- Help design content for donors (Annual Report, Scholarship Student Report, thank you notes, etc.)
- Maintain Anjali’s blog and video presence (i.e., “Month in action” videos)

2. Strategy and analysis:
- Assist the Communication and Fundraising Manager in improving and implementing a strategy for Anjali’s website and social media platforms
- Monitor website traffic using Google analytics and social media pages (documented in a quarterly report)

Mission 4: Community development support

1. Conduct interactive workshops in pairs with our social worker
- Workshops with our students and Future Leaders about self-regulation of behavior, anger management, hygiene, climate change
- Workshops with the parents about behavior, parenting skills, hygiene, budgeting, screens danger
- Improve our living values program
- Create curriculum to have a sustainable impact

2. Expand our connection between Anjali and the community to establish a strong and trusting relationship:
- Support the Anjali’s connection with local public schools
- Organize monthly events that gather students and families
- Expand our community library
- Expand our bond with other NGOs who run yoga classes or rugby with our students
- Connect with NGOs partners which have similar projects or services
- Conduct community and/or family surveys

3. Work with families who request assistance
- Consult with students and families for any problems/issues: help to find a job, health assistance, learning difficulties ...
- Conduct family assessments

4. Monitor and evaluate the social work program

Mission 5: Future Leaders class support

1. Assist the students’ classes:
- Conduct workshops or training with young adult students to improve their skills: behavior, job orientation, leadership, health, values, personal and professional
integrity
- Raise their awareness of the challenges faced by their community, country and the world (social issues, climate change, access to clean water, hygiene, etc.)
- Conduct student assessments (their personal academic strengths, weaknesses and possibilities for how they can pursue their interests with further education or
apprenticeships)

2. Work with students who have long term difficulties

3. Support Anjali House staff
- Develop curriculum and materials
- Monitor and evaluate the program
- Source scholarship opportunities

4. Improve Anjali’s connection with other NGOs:
- Compile a database of NGO programs in Siem Reap to highlight different training opportunities when the students have completed school
- Connect with NGO partners which have similar projects or services

When & Who

As soon as possible
Yes, we require a minimum of 2 Months
We do not accept volunteers under 2 months because we are convinced that longer you stay, more you learn.
Individuals

Our Fees

$250 One-time

We ask each volunteer to make a USD $250 contribution to offset administrative expenses for volunteers and serves as a general contribution to our organization; a standard practice at most NGOs in Southeast Asia.
This contribution can be in the form of a personal contribution or a crowdfunding campaign.


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Contact Person

Armelle Dufour
Wat Svay, Sala Komroeuk road, Siem Reap, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Additional Info about Us

10 to 20 people

The majority is composed of Khmer people.

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There are a lot of guesthouse near of our organization. There are also bedrooms/apartments to rent for around 100/160$ per month.

Anjali House is a community learning center supporting over 200 children in accessing higher education. By
providing experiential learning, supplementary skills training and scholarships, we support children and
their community to commit to education and make positive decisions about their futures. Our vision is that students from low-income families are empowered to access higher education and become leaders in our community.

Our mission is divided into 3 programs:
- Young explorers program (from 4 to 13 years old): all of our students are registered to the public school. They come to Anjali the other part of the day to attend supplementary English classes but also Computer, Arts, Gardening, Science and Sports classes. We also provide each student mandatory uniforms and school supplies.
- Active Community Programs: We have a few projects that are related with the wider community as expanding our library. Our social worker supports our parents by facilitating workshops and home visits that focus on parenting skills, mental health, health care, domestic violence, family budgeting and job search assistance.
- Future leaders programs (14 and older): We provide support and development in skills for our young adults. This includes career orientation classes, life skills, internships and access to vocational/university trainings.

Our ultimate goal is to see the students we support develop into healthy, well-adjusted adults, equipped with the skills they need to enter the workforce, continue their education, and succeed in their future endeavors.

Anjali House is an organization anchored locally with Khmer teachers including a female Khmer Director. It is a transparent organization which runs a professional audit of its finances every year.