"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
- Victor Hugo
ABOUTAsia was founded with one aim: to no less than change the lives of its guests and the communities in which they travel.
ABOUTAsia Travel donates 100% of ALL profits to local communities through education.
By choosing to travel with us, you'll be helping to support the following three targeted programmes run by ABOUTAsia Schools, which so far supports the education of over 53,000 Cambodian children across 108 schools.
With no, or extremely limited, Government funding, most rural schools are in desperate need of additional help to allow them to function and cover their basic expenses. ABOUTAsia Schools is committed to carefully evaluating the situation at each school. We buy and deliver materials to facilitate learning such as pens, textbooks and chalk. We donate bicycles, computers and carry out facility repairs and renovations.
Currently delivered in 19 Rural Primary Schools, our English Programme employs and trains Cambodian English teachers to deliver free English classes for Primary Students. It also facilitates learning through equipping the teachers with curriculum textbooks and the means to monitor and assess the student's progress. With tourism the main industry in Siem Reap, this grounding in English Language is vital to enabling a student's future chances of employment. Recognising this importance, and the benefits of employing and training local teachers, we hope to expand this programme to more rural schools in 2013-14.
Through recruiting, training and supporting volunteer English teachers we are able to assist schools in their bid to raise the quality of English Language teaching. With English-speaking Cambodian teachers and government funded teacher training courses hard to come by, the role of our carefully selected volunteers is crucial to inspiring teachers and students alike.
ABOUTAsia does not charge volunteers but does insist on a committment of at least one month and relevant skills. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Sarah Pycroft for further information on how you can help.
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