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Volunteer in Phnom Phenh

Posted by finola55 on 11/9/2009 at 20:14

***CHECK THIS OUT *************

http://www.savechildreninasia.org/index.htm (this is a really informative website)

I am currently working as a volunteer at this orphanage, just 7km from Phnom Penh, teaching English. They REALLY need volunteers. Whatever your skills are bring them along! It has a great atmosphere and has really felt like a second home. It doesn't cost anything....meals and a bed are provided in exchange for your enthusiasm and help! Although donations and sponsorship are greatly received. Give what you can afford.

If you are interested it is best to telephone the orphanage on:

Tel.012336501

They can't afford the internet just yet so they don't manage to check their emails too often! If you have any questions don't hesitate to message me before you contact the orphanage. It might be easier since Mr Samith's (manager) English is quite basic.

I am coming to the end of my second week and now have an even better idea of the organisation...

Due to increased demand and enthusiasm SCAO now runs 5 English classes a day, with over 130 local people attending, free of charge. Only last week the classroom extension was completed to accommodate the rising numbers.

Their most recent project started just 1 month ago. A Sewing School with 4 machines is open 3 days a week. A sewing teacher is employed to teach locals and SCAO members how to produce clothing from scratch. It is proving to be very successful so far. In the long term this project hopes to both educate and create a sustainable form of revenue for SCAO and for local impoverished people.

Another project in the pipeline is a Motorbike Repair School. Three of the senior SCAO residents are currently working hard on their Internships to become fully qualified Motorbike Mechanics. Again, the plan is to extend this project, free of charge, to the local community, teaching people essential repair skills.

Further to this, SCAO is funding the education of 11 students. They are currently putting students through Public School, High School and University.

If anyone wants further information don't hesitate to ask me!

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Posted by ecilassim on 12/9/2009 at 19:34

Hi Finola!so suprised n happy to "see" u here!!im Daniel from malaysia,do u still remember me?im back in malaysia,but will be going for a month volunteer at coming oct.will u and Ian still there?

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Posted by mattocmd on 13/9/2009 at 09:06

Finola,

How is the search for people going? I wish I could go but I am under contract until Feb.
How long are you planning on staying there for?

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Posted by finola55 on 22/9/2009 at 13:15

Hey Daniel! Yeah really weird to find you here. Small world. We were sad to leave the orphanage last week. Really glad to hear that you are heading out. Have you let Mr Samith know your plans? He would be really happy to hear someone is coming out during the rainy season.

All the best!

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Posted by scl on 15/6/2010 at 09:55

Hey Finola, I'm definately keen to volunteer in the orphanage. I'm leaving for south east asia on July 5th, landing in singapore. I dont have any itinerary at all, so I have no idea when I would be in Phnom Penh. I'm planning to travel around south east asia for about 5 months, and volunteer for roughly about 2-3 weeks.
let me know how we can make this happen!!
Email me back on scl-@hotmail.com, because I check that more regularily than this webiste.
I'll talk to you soon!!!
Samantha

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Posted by scl on 15/6/2010 at 09:56

Hey Finola, I'm definately keen to volunteer in the orphanage. I'm leaving for south east asia on July 5th, landing in singapore. I dont have any itinerary at all, so I have no idea when I would be in Phnom Penh. I'm planning to travel around south east asia for about 5 months, and volunteer for roughly about 2-3 weeks.
let me know how we can make this happen!!
Email me back on scl-@hotmail.com, because I check that more regularily than this webiste.
I'll talk to you soon!!!
Samantha

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Posted by Deadpoets on 16/6/2010 at 12:12

Thanks for the great info. I was in Siem Reap last year and volunteered at SOCPLSDO over a Bakong district. Wonderful and rewarding experience! Well...I'm going back starting with Phnom Pehn and then Siem Reap in October. I will love to stop by this place and volunteer for a week or more.

Hope to see some of you there!
Sincerely...

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Posted by KazAussie on 16/6/2010 at 16:10

Hi,

If you are after a volunteering opportunity near Battambang, have a look at my post here https://www.travelfish.org/board/post/cambodiaadditions/8147_volunteer-opportunity-homestay-near-battambang

It was the experience of a lifetime.

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Posted by jubileeformeee on 28/8/2010 at 19:39

hey finola,
i am definitely interested in volunteering! i'll be in cambodia next week or so...let's make this happen! email me at morgan.hargraves@gmail.com because it's a much better way to get in contact with me. thanks!

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Posted by benrob87 on 10/1/2011 at 16:46

hi finola, i am definitely interested in helping out any way i can possibly help. i am currently traveling in south korea but i am planning on being in cambodia in late feb or early march. if there is anything i can do please get back in touch with me my email is benrobson@tiscali.co.uk

thanks, ben x

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