Big Heart Project is currently seeking volunteers to teach English as well as many other things in our project including playing games with the children and more. The project is located in Takeo province which is a one hour taxi ride from Phnom Penh (one and a half by bus).
We are currently renting four classrooms in the local government school. This has been very beneficial to the community as the number of students in the government school has dramatically increased since our involvement. We are working hard to ensure that our new centre will be complete soon. At this stage we teach English as extra curricula, but we will expand when we can settle in our new centre and open up a vocational training centre, where the children can choose their area of study, giving them practical skills to find an income and meaningful work. We will continue to teach in this school when our centre is complete as it will be 5 kilometers away and the children can only to ride their bikes or walk to get to school.
We currently have over 315 students (which range from orphans to students in a more stable environment) and the numbers grow everyday, but sadly we will have to start turning the children away if we do not have more teachers as we are almost at our capacity with our current staff.
If you feel you have something to offer our project please do not hesitate to contact us. We feel that everyone has the capacity to help in their own unique way.
Your stay with us will be an authentic Cambodian experience as you will stay with a local family and be surrounded by the culture of the village. We only ask that you pay a small amount for accommodation and food to help support the project and the family that have kindly opened up their home to our volunteers. The family consists of a married couple that live on their own and would struggle to support themselves without our help. They are not only part of the project, but have become part of our family. Mother (as we call her) does all the cooking and everyone sits around a table and eats together. It is a very friendly home to share.
accommodation: $3 per day
food: $5 per day (3 vegetarian meals a day).
We hope that you can find the time to come and visit our project whether you can spare a few days of a few months, anything would be a benefit to the children.