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teaching in phnom penh, cambodia

"Oh my gosh! This trip was the biggest highlight of my whole year and the grandest way I could ever dream to finish high school! Every moment of this trip was enjoyable, from meeting the children and tuk tuk drivers right till the moment I left. I have never felt so welcomed and involved with any group of people ever! I cannot express how amazing this trip was and I can’t wait to do another trip there soon. The school itself was lovely, and the children were so beautiful. I adored getting the opportunity to help them all out in that small way" - Abigail.

Make a genuine difference to the lives of Cambodian children by volunteering at this school and kinder initiative which provides an education for kids whose families eke out an existence on the streets or scavenging the city’s rubbish dumps.

You will provide general help around the project, from teaching English to assisting with the preparation of lunches, from organising sports and activities to providing reading assistance, from general maintenance to gardening and tidying. If you have a special skill or area of expertise to share, such as IT, then the project will be happy for you to make suggestions - whatever you are able to do to assist with the running and improvement of the project will be greatly appreciated. Come to Cambodia and be a part of this incredible community initiative.

itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday

Arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport (airport code PNH) and say hello to Cambodia. After clearing customs and immigration, you’ll be met by our local team and taken straight to your accommodation, a journey of under 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Arrive early or late, whatever your flight time we’ll be there at the airport with a warm welcome. Our coordinator will agree a time to meet with you tomorrow for orientation.

Day 2 - Sunday

After enjoying your first evening in Phnom Penh, your coordinator will meet with you for orientation, sightseeing and possibly some project visits. Orientation will take you through what you can expect from your project, dos and don’ts and how to stay safe. It’s also a great opportunity to ask any burning questions you’ve got. Afterwards you can relax, explore the city further and prepare for your first day at the project.

Days 3 - 7 (Monday - Friday)

Our co-ordinator will accompany you to the project on day 1, introducing you to the permanent local staff so you can start to help out straight away. Each day you’ll be picked up and will head to the project by tuk-tuk, the cost of which is included in your fee. These journeys are great fun as you weave your way through the traffic. By day 2 you’ll have started getting to know all the kids and these relationships will develop each day.
You’ll generally be at the project between 9am and 3pm, Monday to Friday – working 2 hours in the mornings and 2 hours after lunch. Of course you are welcome to stay longer if you would like, but there is no pressure.

Days 6 and 7 (Saturday to Sunday)

Spend your free time as you please, your weekends are yours to enjoy. Make sure you check out the beautiful Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom and Royal Palace. More confronting, but a must if you want to really understand this country, is a visit to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Unless you have time after your placement finishes, consider a flying visit to Siem Reap – the vast temples of Angkor Wat are a sight to behold, and Siem Reap itself is a great little town. Alternatively, hit the beach at Sihanoukville – a bus journey of around 3 hours.

Your last day (Saturday)

we’ll help organise the return airport transfer, budget around $12 for the taxi journey.

your digs

Your home will be a twin-share room in a Phnom Penh guesthouse, and you may be paired with another person (same gender, of course) if travelling alone. Our guesthouse prides itself on its super-friendly staff, its clean yet simple rooms and its position in a good, safe, central location with easy access to the markets, restaurants (they serve good food here too!) and the riverside. Rooms have private bathroom with hot shower, fan-cooling and may have a TV too. If you would prefer your own space and/or air-conditioning, a room upgrade is available on request.

meals

A prepaid meals package is available for $60 per week (Monday to Friday). This covers breakfast at the guesthouse and a packed lunch to take with you to the project. Dinners and all meals on weekends are at your own cost – meals out are cheap and the options endless.

facilities & the area

  • Internet and laundry facilities are provided by the guesthouse for a small fee
  • A safety deposit box is available at reception for your valuables. 
  • Bedding is provided – no need to bring a sleeping bag. 
  • Tuk-tuks are your local transport, and there will always be tuk-tuks available at your door – get around most of central Phnom Penh for about $2.50. 
  • There are restaurants everywhere! Eat at your guesthouse, walk to one of the options close-by, or head to Riverside which is where Phnom Penh comes to life at the end of the day 
  • Buses to Siem Reap are between $10 and $15 – the journey is around 6 hours. 
  • Cambodia enjoys a tropical climate, always humid and with temperatures defined as hot, hotter or really hot ! The dry season is November to April, hot season March to May, with the peak of the monsoon rains coming in September/October.

snapshot

start date

Saturday's year round

major holidays

Apr 13/16/17 (Khmer New Year), May 14, 15, 17 (King’s Birthday), Oct 8,9 10 (Ancestors’ Day Holiday), Nov 22/23 (Water Festival)

minimum age

Gotta be at least 18 for this.

important info

  • Fly In & Out : Phnom Penh (PNH) 
  • What’s included: Airport pickup, accommodation, transfers to project each day, orientation briefing, 24/7 support 
  • What’s not included in cost: Flights, return airport transfer, visas, meals 
  • Accommodation: Twin-share rooms in a local guesthouse with private bathroom. 
  • Food: An optional meals package is available for $60 per week (see meals section).
  • As part of our duty of care to the children, you will need to provide us with a Police Check / Working with Children Check prior to arrival in Phnom Penh.
  • *Prices start at £485pp for a weeks programme. Prices will be confirmed in writing prior to booking. 

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