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CYA – Learning Center Kampot

CYA LEARNING CENTER (CLC) started in May 2014 and we are now providing a free alternative education for children and teenagers in Praphnom commune, Angkor Chey district, Kampot province. Three classrooms were built and 285 students are now studying English with their international and local volunteer’s teachers. CYA – Learning Center is now also providing the computer course for the teenagers and one library is now accessing free by CYA-­‐learning Center students and children around the community. Because of the fast development of this project, in 2016, CYA is going to work closely with local people in the community for income generation. For income generation program CYA is going to work on organic farming and handicraft to involve local people in the farming process and making local products for selling in the city. At the same time, CYA also plans to create a weekend market where farming products and handcraft products will be sell here.

In 2016, CYA – Learning Center is in needs of more volunteers to help us implementing our project and there will be many things for volunteers to learn from. We welcome all motivated volunteers to join us in making change in this community and learn great thing from this community as well.

Join us at CYA Learning Center to bring the parents back home to the village, to bring the children back to school, to make Russeydom a lively village back again for hundreds of families. Join us to support our culture of peace and sustainability.

VISION

A world where global citizens are fully participated voluntarily contributing to create a peaceful and sustain development world.

MISSION

To bring people together with different backgrounds, experiences, and cultures to live, share, and discuss about global issues on the purpose of personal growth, social engagement, and sustainable development.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

CYA believes that through organizing international voluntary service activities, youth and young people around the world will have chance to meet, share, discuss, and learn from each in order to create their better future and sustainable development in rural/remote community where the children and young people will have more chance to see the world outside their place.

CYA PROGRAMS

To reach our vision and walk along our mission, CYA has been working on three main specific areas, children and teenager’s education, community improvement of the living standard, and environmental preservation and protection.

Language: English

Duration: from 05/01/2017 to 18/01/2017

from 23/01/2017 to 05/02/2017

from 17/02/2017 to 02/03/2017

Location: CYA – Learning Center Kampot, Phnom Penh

What volunteers will do?

Education:

  • Teaching children English, arts, and computer to local children and teenagers
  • Organizing hygiene and sanitation classes

Physical Work

  • Building/fix house and toilet for local family, and helping local family doing income generation activities
  • Working on income generation project
  • Doing farming with local people
  • Preparing weekend market for selling products
  • Promoting local products and weekend market to the public
  • Establish handcraft center

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

The volunteers are going to stay in the volunteer hosue which is located about 100 meters away from the center. The accommodation is provided with sleeping mattress, mosquito net, pillows, and blankets. There toilet and shower room, but the the volunteers are going to share with each other. The food is going to be prepared by the hosting family, but we are asked to wash the dishes by ourselves.

 

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