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Duration: 15 Days (21 with extension trip)
Location: Cambodia
Total Cost: $2700

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

ONE OF THE MAJOR CHALLENGES IN CAMBODIA IS THE LACK OF ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION, HINDERING PEOPLE FROM ACQUIRING THE SKILLS NEEDED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY.

The Cambodian government provides only half a day of free education at the primary school level. To receive a full day of education, children must attend supplementary classes, which require payment. For families living at or below the poverty line, this expense is unaffordable, resulting in limited educational opportunities for children from these communities.

 

Since 2013, Challenges Abroad and FutureSense Foundation have supported a supplementary education centre in Battambang, which would have otherwise closed without our support! Through this centre, we are able to provide children in the community with free supplementary education classes...

This is where you come in!

Making an Impact

By joining our team of global changemakers, you will be helping us drive forward our long-term education goals throughout community. Using your skills, knowledge and passion you'll be supporting our supplementary education centre or government primary and secondary schools - your goal is to inspire the young learners in their education! 

Australian university students teach English in Cambodia as part of an overseas volunteer program

 Design and facilitate educational workshops that supplement the rigid government curriculum, while inspiring learning techniques to go beyond traditional rote learning methods!

Australian university students teach STEM education in Cambodia as part of a volunteer abroad program

Help in the development of important skills like critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork that will engage young learners in their education and reduce drop-out rates!

Topics could include: conversational English, STEM education and creative arts

Australian university students take climate action in Cambodia as part of volunteer program

Participate raise environmental awareness amongst the local community through tree-planting activities and community clean-ups!

 

FYI: This is a carbon neutral program!

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Extend your adventure

Why not continue your adventure and make sure you've seen all the sites in Cambodia!

There're a few things that you shouldn't miss before heading home... spend a week with your new besties, touring some of Cambodia’s most beautiful 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!

Who can join the program

WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIGH-ENERGY, PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE LOOKING TO LEAVE THEIR HANDPRINT ON THE WORLD.

Although you'll be working in a school setting, we're not expecting you to take on the role of a teacher. So, whether you're studying education, science, engineering or creative arts, this program is perfect for you! Join a team of likeminded people and use your skills, knowledge and passions to make a difference. 

Why you should join the program

Become a Challenge Leader

ARE YOU LOOKING TO ELEVATE YOUR EXPERIENCE?

Build your own community of people who care and inspire a team of Global Citizens to join you on this epic adventure... become a Challenge Leader! This is your chance to step up as a global leader and showcase your awesome leadership skills. Not only will you feel a great sense of achievement, but it's an experience that's guaranteed to make you stand out in any future employment opportunity.

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CHALLENGE DATES

Program Date: 23rd November - 7th December 2024
Extension Trip: 07 Dec 2024 - 13 Dec 2024
Program Date: 11th January - 25th January 2025
Extension Trip: 25 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025
Program Date: 28th June - 12th July 2025
Extension Trip: 12 Jul 2025 - 18 Jul 2025
Program Date: 22nd November - 6th December 2025
Extension Trip: 06 Dec 2025 - 12 Dec 2025

*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

As you embark on the ultimate Global Citizenship journey, you should know that your contributions will make a real impact! In Cambodia, we are continuously working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By improving access to quality education in marginalised communities and creating a more conducive learning environment at our local partner schools, you will help us make progress towards achieving a number of these goals including: