Dolphin school of English
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.
What We Need
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 16 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 sometimes need one or two volunteers to help in the office with tasks such as maintaining our website and fundraising.
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 icluding:
- Reaching out to schools in the UK/USA/AUSTRALIA etc,
When & Who
What we Provide
bicycles and 1 motorcycle, shared bedrooms, mosquito net.
We provide accommodation in our purpose built volunteer house, located right above the school The house has two shared bedrooms for volunteers - 3 single beds in each. 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:
US$5 per day (Monday to Friday) covers 3 meals per day, plus drinking water and other basic supplies, Also utilities, and maintenance of the building.
Traditional Khmer meals, or supplies to cook your own vegetarian meals.
If you stay for more than 4 weeks, you have the option of paying only US$10 per week, and providing your own food.
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.
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.
Traditional Khmer meals, or supplies to cook your own vegetarian/ vegan meals.
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Other Ways to Help
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!
Additional Info about Us
Teach English , computers.
Help to grow vegetables at school
Help to organise fundraising for school
Make short video clips for school
Promote our Guesthouse,next to our 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 and adults 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 volunteers who wish to share their skills and knowledge with our students.
We don’t ask for any teaching qualification, only 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 15 minutes by bicycle 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 much 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, and an opportunity to be part of the growing tourism industry here.
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 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 experience 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. IThe students study computer once or twice per week.