Government school runs in the morning for some students, and the afternoon for others, depending on the grade level, and the students take classes at both government school and our school.No matter what time you arrive, there will usually be a class you can visit and teachers to meet.
However, volunteers may assist teachers in classes and may run their own classes in English or another relevant subject of their choice, depending upon the needs of the teaching staff.
The children walk along raised paths between the paddies to come to the school.
The largest of the villages surrounding the school is Stanhy.
They are hard working people, who have very little in material possessions, but they have great courage and resiliency, and they have a deep desire to improve the quality of their children's lives. This is in part because it really takes a while for someone to get settled into the rural Cambodian area where we work, and it’s partly because we emphasize putting our financial resources into direct programs like water, agriculture, education, etc., so we only have one assistant staff member who can work directly on helping orient and organize the volunteers.
Sometimes, if someone has a great deal of experience in a particular very-needed field, and especially if they have had previous experience in a developing country, they can fit in for a shorter period of time.
We are also active in several other villages surrounding these, and continue to expand outward.