We are a charity that works to provide quality education to poor children.
Seametrey is a Cambodian NGO whose aim is to provide Khmer children with quality education and groom them to become future leaders of Cambodia. Our aim is more than teach them the 3 R and give them a survival kit. We would like a structural change for Cambodia that could only come through a leadership that is competent, visionary and full of integrity and true love for the country.
The highest aim is restore pride, self-esteem and self-confidence to the Cambodian people, to change the image of Cambodia from one of misery, corruption, incompetence, dependence to one of a normal country with ups and downs but with a will to overcome challenges and move forward beyond the tragedy of the recent pas.
That is the reason why we try to be self-sustainable by going into social enterprise. In Phnom Penh, we have opened a guesthouse to support the school. at th eschool site we have opened a sport complex, Seametrey Leisure Centre, to generate revenues to sustain the school. over two thirds of the students don't pay. the remaining pay a nominal fee. Only Khmer staff get paid. Volunteers from all over the world come to teach English and other subjects extra curriculur subjects like sports, art and craft, music.
We have not achieved self-sufficiency yet. So we still rely on donations. After the school is financially sustainable the next stage would be to offer secondary education and build new classrooms. Presently we are a k-6 school. Class 7 has only 6 students and is a pilot scheme.
We need teachers who could teach English and other subjects academic (IT, Maths) or non-academic especially music, dance, art and craft, drama . We would also welcome a nurse and a dentist.
We provide accommodation on site in a volunteers house with four rooms, a communal area, kitchen and bathrooms. Each room can sleep four volunteers. The site includes an impressive sports complex that the volunteers can enjoy after work . Meals is the volunteers' responsibility. Alternatively they could eat at the cantine for $2.5 each meal. For info on school: www.seametreycambodia.org, for Leisure Centre: www.seametreyleisurecentre.org (to be renamed soon as Seametrey Sports Complex and the web site changed accordingly)
$300 / month