Constantin from Germany is new fellow at our learning center in Takeo, Cambodia. Though Constantin is very young, he has a lot of experience and a strong passion in sports and music. With unwavering optimism, Constantin is introducing sports and music classes to the students of the learning center in particular and to the community of Takeo in general. Welcome aboard, Constantin!
During his first two weeks, Constantin got introduced to the learning center, the community and his accommodation. He met with the center’s head, staff, teachers, and students and got to know their perspectives to gain insights into the realities and real situations on the ground. With this input he started to design and work on his initiative and projects.
Constantin is currently working on setting up his new piano and football courses to increase the profitability and financial sustainability of the learning center. He has created marketing flyers, student enrollment plans, student registration sheets, logistics and financials like expenses and incomes for the center. He has also bought a nice piano for his classes and created presentation slides to gain students for his activities. At the end of his fellowship Constantin plans to analyze the sustainability of his initiatives and wants to find a passionate and competent Cambodian to take over the piano and football classes.
To date almost 10 students have registered for the piano classes, and more have expressed their interest. Support comes from Asami, a competent Japanese pianist volunteer working for JICA at the Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sports of Takeo. She is interested in in collaborating with Constantin to offer quality piano lessons to students and children in the community. As she is going to stay in Takeo for two years, it is likely that she can take over the piano classes after Constantin leaves. After that they still can work together virtually if necessary. We are very grateful for Constantin’s commitment as he started one of the first musical initiatives in our learning centers.