BOOKBRIDGE fellows support our learning centers by offering free activities and co-teaching classes. They mostly come from European countries and do not speak Khmer, Cambodia’s national language. To interact with children, students and teachers as well as with parents, fellows should speak basic Khmer.
This is why we have started a donation campaign: we want to provide Khmer courses for fellows working at our learning center in Tonloab.
Please support us by donating on betterplace.org!
Former fellows have indicated the importance of speaking the local language to have a better impact with their work. Speaking Khmer makes it easier for them to communicate with students, parents and other members of the local community.
Roman, who has worked as fellow at our learning center in Tonloab, says about his experience: “I have learned a lot about working in a developing country and the challenges and successes of rural Cambodia. I developed my skills in co-teaching and identifying best practices to work together with people from a different culture. But most of all it is about the friends you make. For life!”
Vannak Pen, Head of Learning Center, says about Roman’s fellowship: “I am very glad about Roman’s help: he has not only improved the communication skills of students and teachers and helped to increase income for the learning center but also contributed to marketing, improved teaching methods and our computer software and even did fundraising for more student chairs.”
With your donation, we can cover six months of Khmer lessons for one fellow. Lessons are provided on a daily base with two hours/day to ensure that the fellow quickly gets a basic knowledge of Khmer. One week of Khmer classes costs around EUR 25.
Every donation is welcomed until Giving Tuesday on November 29th. On that day thousands of people in more than 70 countries do good things for their favourite charity or cause.
Donate for Khmer classes for our fellows at betterplace.org!
Watch this message by Vannak Pen, Community in Hero in Tonloab: