Nonprofit school in Kratie province, Cambodia. We are looking for short and long term volunteers to teach English to help underprivileged children, and youth, and work at designing projects for NGO.
Teaching at the home-based school and at other schools nearby. We ask our volunteers to help for a minimum of 3 hours per day from Monday to Friday, teaching,planning and writing up lessons,improving our classrooms,gardening etc.
Teaching experience is appreciated,but not required, just a good standard of English, commitment to help our school,and enthusiasm to help the kids.
The students follow a set curriculum but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own personalities and ideas to lesson planning. Lessons can include playing educational games, role-playing, singing songs, , and any other ideas you may have.
There are books and materials available to help. Teachers must write lesson details each day, in the logbook for their particular class,so that there is a record of what has been taught and how each student is progressing.
Most of our students are under 14 years of age,but sometimes we also run classes for adults.
COMMUNICATION & FUNDRAISING:
Primarily based in the office (5 minutes from the school and volunteer house). We always need one or two volunteers to help in the office with tasks such as maintaining our website and updating our Facebook page, replying to emails, applications/feedback, etc.
We are also working to increase awareness of our project and raise funds, so ideas for, and the implementation of these, are always welcome.
We are currently looking to produce promotional materials, posters and donation boxes, etc (as cheaply as possible), and trying to reach out into the local community and to local businesses, such as hostels, etc, to support and promote our project.
We also have some ideas for future fundraising, when we have a steady enough stream of volunteers), these include:
- Reaching out to schools in the UK/USA/AUS, etc, for fundraising (such as sponsored reads and cultural exchanges).
bicycles and 1 motorcycle, shared bedrooms, mosquito net.
We provide accommodation in our newly purpose built volunteer house, located right above the school The house has three shared bedrooms for volunteers There are also shared communal areas like a bathroom, a kitchen and a large, comfortable sitting area. There is electricity and beds have bedding and mosquito nets.
FOOD & INTERNET:
There is no internet available at the volunteer house. For onsite internet, local SIM cards are cheap and easy to use, and can be bought from small shops nearby. Wifi is available at local coffee shops and at a nearby hotel.
You can use the kitchen to cook your own meal. There is a small market close by, where you can buy vegetables, fruits, rice etc. If you don't like cooking, there is a hotel with a restaurant close by that offers volunteers a 15% discount, and there are plenty of restaurants in the town centre., a short bike ride away.
Volunteers have free shared access to one motorbike, and some bicycles, for getting to and from town.
During the weekends it is possible to explore all Kratie province has to offer.
Minivans leave Central Market,Phnom Penh every morning,and will bring you directly to our school. Journey time is 5-6 hours.
We can also arrange a minivan from Siem Riep to our school in Kratie. You'll be picked up at your accommodation.
More information on request.
Volunteers are asked to pay a fee of $5 per week to pay for utilities and to help keep the project moving forward. Also $2.50 per week as a contribution for household supplies, eg drinking water,toilet paper.
We welcome volunteers from everywhere around the world. We don’t ask for any qualification, only a good motivation, some skills and smiles. Through this experience, you will receive as much as you give.
Large groups are welcome to come and help our school. Please write your proposal in detail,so that we can discuss accommodation,food,fees etc.
School materials (such as pencils, rulers, sharpeners, books and notebooks), storybooks, old computers, educational toys, etc, are very much appreciated as the students are poor. But this is by no means a requirement to come here.
SPREAD THE WORD
Like and share our social media page, leave good feedback for us and tell your friends and other volunteers about the work we do!
Teach English , French, computers.
Help to grow vegetables at school
Update Facebook website
Help to organise fundraising for school
Make short video clips for school
Promote our back packer hostel close to school.
Dolphin School of English is a project working with underprivileged children in Kratie province, Cambodia.
Dolphin School of English started in January 2016.
Dolphin School of English provides free English lessons to poor or vulnerable children who are unable to attend English classes at private schools. We believe learning an international language will help them in their future. We also provide IT skills to students who lack knowledge in this area.
We welcome international travellers who wish to share their skills and knowledge with children. We have recently started to organize a class for adults who work for NGOs in Kratie and want to improve their English in order to be able to communicate with people from abroad. They are really friendly, motivated and thankful!
We welcome volunteers from everywhere around the world. We don’t ask for any teaching qualification, only a good motivation and commitment Through this experience, you will receive as much as you give.
The English school is based in Kratie province and is about 10 minutes by motorbike from Kratie town and the Mekong River. In Cambodia, the economy is mainly based on tourism and agriculture, however, in the public schools of Kratie, students aren't taught English. Therefore, the goal of the School is to enable them to learn English and gain some basic IT skills, which will give them much better job prospects and a brighter future.
The Dolphin School of English receives no financial support from the Government; the school relies solely on donations, and volunteers for teaching.
We are looking for volunteers to teach English, and/or basic computer skills (currently space for about 6 volunteers at a time) along with some other important roles.
Teaching at the home-based school and at other schools in the area,
Teaching xperience is appreciated,but otherwise just a good standard of English and enthusiasm to help the kids..and a commitment to help our organisation.
The students follow a set curriculum,with monthly lesson plans.
Lessons can include playing educational games, role-playing.
There are books and materials available to help you plan classes,and and logbooks to be filled in daily.
Sometimes, there's also a small group of local adults who like to practice their English language skills with volunteers in the evenings.
TEACHING BASIC IT:
Teaching at the home-based school is informal,and any skills you can pass on will be helpful to the students.
Most poor children at the school don't have access to a computer, and as we know in this day and age, IT skills are essential... even teaching the kids basic typing skills, researching on internet etc, will go a long way to help their prospects down the line. IT skills is a new class with very limited resources so is only taught a few times a week to small groups (if volunteers have laptops or tablets with them, and are willing to show to the class how to use them, it would be so helpful).