Our learning center in Takeo, Cambodia, has received support from Japan: Asami is helping out with English activities and Origami handcrafting. In this interview, she reveils more about her fellowship.
Asami, who are you?
I’m Asami, 27 years old. I came from Japan to work as a Japan International Cooperation Agency volunteer. I work in Takeo province teaching music for Cambodian children. I like playing many instruments (piano, flute and Cambodian traditional instruments) in my free time.
How did you know about BOOKBRIDGE?
Usually, I work at Takeo Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport (PEO) that is located next to the learning center. When I started my work in Takeo, a PEO staff came to me and asked me to help the music class at the learning center. Then, a German volunteer who worked at the learning center teaching piano classes for some students contacted me to assist him in teaching the classes. So, that was the chance I got to know about BOOKBRIDGE Learning Center.
Why do you engage in BOOKBRIDGE?
Initially, what I worked was just to help a piano class, but the learning center’s staff was very kind to me and we then cooperated more in doing our activity. So, I thought that I want to do many things for children here.
What do you do at BOOKBRIDGE?
Besides teaching piano class, I teach Origami to library users at the learning center once per week. Sometimes, I sing a song with students.