In the beginning of February, our team members from BOOKBRIDGE Cambodia conducted their staff meeting with workshops, discussions and decisions about future developments and strategies. Inés Vicente-Barbero attended as BOOKBRIDGE fellow at our learning center in Psar Kralanh.
As a BOOKBRIDGE fellow it was really nice to share this all-staff training with Community Heros, BOOKBRIDGE staff, teachers and volunteers. Here you can see us in the third day of the training. Some of the workshops were conducted mostly in Khmer and some mostly in English but we had the help of very kind interpreters when someone needed some translation.
Learning by doing
We always say that children learn better by doing and playing, but not only them. So that’s why most of the workshops and sessions included games or activities where everybody had to be active and participate. We went though many topics that will help us improving the quality in education and the sustainability. I would highlight the story telling session where we were divided into groups and everybody had to practice and tell a story to their group mates.
Meeting old and new friends
One of the best things of this kind of trainings is to meet people and share different moments with them. For me it was the first time meeting some of Community Heros in person after some zoom calls. But with others it was the opportunity to be with them again after two years. During the summit 2016 I met Battuul and Vannak (you can see them in the photo) and at that moment I thought it would be really difficult to see each other again but it happened. I came to volunteer in Cambodia and thanks to the all-staff training I met Vannak again and thanks to the exchange program I met Battuul again, who came from Mongolia to share with Cambodian Community Heros and was also attending the training.
Fun and team building
The last day we could enjoy a nice tour together. In the morning we visited the main three temples of the Roulous group of the pre-Angkor era and in the afternoon we went to the Tonle Sap (the big lake) and to Kampong Pluk to visit villages on high stilts. In the photo you can see us listening to the best temples’ guide in the city.