Cambodia Floating School near Angkor Wat
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From £659, 2 weeks, Cambodia Trip code: CMFS

  • Adventure 2 out of 5
  • Relaxation 2 out of 5
  • Culture 3 out of 5
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Trip Highlights

 

  • Working in two very unique classrooms - a pagoda and a floating school!
  • Exploring the magnificent temples of Angkor in your free time
  • Being amazed by the warmth and friendliness of the local people despite their recent tragic past
  • Getting to know the locals and their renowned hospitality and enthusiasm
  • Using your skills to make a difference to the lives of children

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Help make a difference in Cambodia schools! Assist the teachers at a local Pagoda (temple) school and at a unique floating school during the week, then see the incredible temples of Angkor and so much more in your free time.

 

The teachers at these schools are overstretched and desperately need your help to teach the children some basic English and computer skills and much more. English has become an increasingly helpful language to learn for Cambodian children as the tourist industry grows in the country.

 

Giving your time to this wonderfully friendly nation of people will be a really rewarding experience that you'll never forget.


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What will I be doing?

  • The projects (2 to 8 Weeks)

  • Your role as a volunteer (2 to 8 Weeks)

The projects: 2 to 8 Weeks

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Destination info

Cambodia lies on the Indo-Chinese peninsula. It is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

 

With a population of over 14 million Cambodia is a small country bordered by Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. It has long been a place of great interest for travellers from far and wide and for good reason with its incredible cultural diversity.

Cambodia is a fascinating country to tour with the rich history of the Khmer Empire influencing world-renowned sites like the temples surrounding Angkor. Sadly its more recent, turbulent past witnessed the loss of nearly two million people during the Khmer Rouge regime.

In spite of this, the country remains an enthralling place to explore with friendly locals, tropical climate and beautiful wildlife.

  • Location: Chung Kneas

You will spend your mornings teaching at a local Pagoda (temple) school and your afternoons teacing at the Floating school.

 

The Pagoda school is close to your accommodation. There are more than 20 children that attend the Pagoda school aged between six and twelve years old.

 

The floating school is located in the floating village of Chung Kneas and boasts a population of approximately 5,000 people. The school floats on the Tonle Sap River, moving up and down depending on the season (the rainy season runs from May to August.) Built in 2003 the school has three buildings that float independently, two are classrooms and teachers’ office, and the other is for sport and recreation. There are currently 86 students, with five teachers. This means that the teacher’s time can be stretched and that not all children receive the attention they deserve.

Your role as a volunteer: 2 to 8 Weeks

Destination info

Cambodia lies on the Indo-Chinese peninsula. It is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.

 

With a population of over 14 million Cambodia is a small country bordered by Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. It has long been a place of great interest for travellers from far and wide and for good reason with its incredible cultural diversity.

Cambodia is a fascinating country to tour with the rich history of the Khmer Empire influencing world-renowned sites like the temples surrounding Angkor. Sadly its more recent, turbulent past witnessed the loss of nearly two million people during the Khmer Rouge regime.

In spite of this, the country remains an enthralling place to explore with friendly locals, tropical climate and beautiful wildlife.

  • Location: Chung Kneas

Teaching will be the main focus of your role. You will be responsible for organising and taking your own class. The activities that you will running will depend on the needs of the children and the classes at the time (so please be flexible); however they may include the following:

 

  • Arranging lesson plans
  • Teaching basic English
  • Playing with the children
  • Teaching the children songs
  • Teaching art lessons (drawing, painting, hand sewing, etc.)
  • Creating new activities

Your typical working hours at the project will be Monday to Friday 8 - 11am at the Pagoda school and 2 - 4.30pm at the Floating school, leaving your weekends free to explore the area. Transport to and from the projects will either be bike, tuktuk or walking.

 

Please note: Itineraries and activities are subject to change.
 

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What's included?

  • Airport transfer on arrival
  • Project orientation
  • Shared room accommodation
  • Swimming pool
  • Breakfast
  • Tuktuk transportation to the project only
  • 24-hour emergency contact

What's not included?

  • Flights
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Tourist visa
  • Drinks
  • Departure tax
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information & FAQs

Minimum age

 Minimum age 18 years old, maximum decided on potential participants health.

 

Minimum numbers required on this trip

There are no minimum numbers on the trip.

Please note: you may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact us

 

Accommodation

Whilst you are on your project, you will stay in a unique family run guesthouse. It is situated in the centre of Siem Reap in a quiet area, not too far from the hustle and bustle of the bars and shops so that you can explore in your free time.

You will share a fan room with up to two other volunteers. You will either have an ensuite in your room or it will be adjacent to your room and access will be exclusive to the occupants in your room. The guesthouse offers internet access and a restaurant. The guesthouse has a free safety deposit box for you to keep any valuables.

 

Meals

Breakfast will be provided for you. For lunch we recommend that you buy something from the village and take it with you to the project. For dinner, you can either eat at the hotel restaurant or head into the city to try the wide variety of foods on offer at the many restaurants including Khmer, Chinese and western meals. The local food is very cheap to buy and a two-course meal will cost next to nothing!

 

Is this trip for you?

You may be the only volunteer at your chosen project at any one time. However, you will still have the full support of your in-country team and those at the project. If you are looking for a group volunteering experience we have plenty of options for you to consider.

 

Orientation

Once met by a representative of our overseas partner, you will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation where you can relax and familiarise yourself with your surroundings.

 

The following day the co-ordinator will provide you with information about Siem Reap, Cambodia, your placement, safety and emergency, restaurants, Internet cafes, and anything else you would like to know. Please take this opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the area or your placement.

 

Please note: You will need to send us a copy of your CV to pass onto the project to take part in the volunteering.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel adviser who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

FAQ

1. Do I need to take a sleeping bag?

No, you will not need to take one with you as all bedding is provided.

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2. Do I need to take a mosquito net?

No, a mosquito net inst necessary as you are in a main city.

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3. Is there a safety deposit box/safe?

Yes, this will be available to you.

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DBS

You have booked a programme which requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check to be completed. We can carry this out for you and your travel advisor will explain the charges at the time of booking.

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Overall rating: (9/10) (2 reviews)
Cambodia Floating School near Angkor Wat

Trevor Hall - October 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(5/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(9/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(8/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(10/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

The team in Cambodia were very professional and passionate about what they do and was the complete experience.

Would you travel with our company again?

No

Would you recommend us?

No

Cambodia Floating School near Angkor Wat2011-10-11

Laura Mcqueen - July 2011

How would you rate your overall experience?
(9/10)
Give us up to 10 words that sum up your experience: for example - "Great experience, made new friends, totally unforgettable!"

Brilliant experience, great memories, fantastic food, teaching was amazing.

Please rate the service received from our team before departure
(8/10)
Please rate the service provided by the team in country
(10/10)
Please rate the accommodation during your stay
(10/10)
Please rate the worthwhileness of any volunteering in your trip if applicable.
(8/10)
What were the highlights of your trip?

-working with the children at the Pagoda school -Having the opportunity to experience life at the orphanage. -Having a fantastic country co-ordination group especially Phanit and Lily. -Sightseeing around Siem Reap. -meeting other travellers -having the opportunity to get involved in local activities and the local people.

Do you have 3 top tips for future travellers?

-Don't take lots of clothes as you can buy them really cheaply. -Be prepared to work with varying classes of students -Work hard as you gain much more out of it.

Would you travel with our company again?

Yes

Would you recommend us?

Yes

Cambodia Floating School near Angkor Wat2011-07-04

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