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Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Cambodia
Total Cost: $2,050 (book with a $250 deposit)

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

In Cambodia, over 16% of families live below the poverty line. The average literacy rate is 77%, with only 49% of eligible students enrolling in school. Where we work in Battambang, secondary school drop-out rates are over 20% and the successful graduation rate from year 12 is only 13%.

how you can help

We believe that education is the key to ending the poverty cycle. As a community challenge volunteer you will be helping us drive forward our long-term education goals in our community. Working at a supplementary education centre or government primary and secondary schools, you will be designing and delivering hands-on workshops that supplement the rigid government curriculum and get children excited about going to school.

 

You could be focusing on:

  • Conversational English

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths)

  • Creative Arts

  • Environmental Awareness

 

Your workshops will teach children important skills like critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork that will engage them in their education and help reduce drop-out rates.

 

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program structure

When you arrive in Cambodia you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Khmer culture and history, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.

Over two weeks, you’ll volunteer Monday – Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel and exploring. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax and explore Battambang or do any required preparation for the next day.

On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport in Siem Reap or you can join our extension trip overland tour of Cambodia!

 

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Extend your volunteer trip

After your volunteering you can join our optional extension trip for $900, where you’ll spend a week touring some of Cambodia’s most beautiful natural landscapes and important cultural sites! Your journey starts in Phnom Penh where you'll explore Toul Sleng, the Killing Fields and the Royal Palace. Next you'll head to Sen Monorom where you'll trek across stunning Cambodian scenery and spend the night in a homestay at a local hill tribe village. Finally you'll head to Kratie for a Mekong river boat trip and a chance to see Irrawaddy dolphins!

 

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 28th Nov - 12th Dec 2020
Extension Trip: 12 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Program Date: 2nd Jan - 16th Jan 2021
Extension Trip: 16 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
Program Date: 16th Jan - 30th Jan 2021
Extension Trip: 30 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021
Program Date: 30th Jan - 13th Feb 2021
Extension Trip: 13 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
Program Date: 26th Jun - 10th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 10 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Program Date: 3rd Jul - 17th Jul 2021
Extension Trip: 17 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
Program Date: 27th Nov - 11th Dec 2021
Extension Trip: 11 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

Your Impact

In Cambodia, we are working towards the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs). By increasing access to quality education in marginalised communities and completing essential renovation work, your volunteering program will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: