Reading or conversation on a one-on-one basis
Classroom teaching of a particular topic
Work on our permaculture project
Help train sports teams (football, volleyball)
If a trade skill, teach apprentices
Share art or music skills with the students
Fundraising with friends
October to December
January to April
May to August
44 weeks of the year - specific dates given on request for English school
Permaculture and animal feeding an all year round requirement
Our programmes are structured so that the volunteer and Kep Gardens gain from even a short stay duration. It is up to the volunteer as to what time they have available. Obviously, the longer you can stay, the more you will gain from your experience.
3 meals per day, a combination of Khmer and European, 2 meals followed by fruit plates
All the fresh water, tea and coffee you can drink
Shared room cleaned every day
Village walks and other sight seeing tours
Life on a working farm
Attendance at community events
One-on-one contact with students of varying ages
Inclusion in the Kep Gardens' family
In other words, living in a village within a Khmer village
We have 4 main sections:
1. English School
2. Trade Skills
3. Agriculture Skills
4. Education Support Fund
$20 per day food and accommodation
Transport not included
Some sight seeing tours may incur a small cost as we need to pay local guides
148 students from the Kampong Tralach Village and nearby market town. Volunteers live in a Cambodian village, have daily contact with the village community. Students vary in age from 2 years old to early 20's. A great learning experience of the Khmer culture.
Musical instruments from play instruments for the young playgroup children through to volunteers running an extra musical programme for the older students out of class time.
The same wish for art classes.
We wish to broaden the students' experiences as much as possible.
Not only the students but others within the community who have no opportunity to follow an interest or talent.