KKO started to give English classes in September 2010 in Veal, a small Village, four kilometers away from Siem Reap. For our lessons we have two buildings with three classrooms in total.The buildings are made from bamboo, corrugated sheet and leaves. We also have a volleyball pitch for the students so they can play and have some fun.
Currently, we are teaching English to more than 270 students between the age of four and twenty five. We offer our classes in the morning as well as in the afternoon.
Our two kindergarten classes teach the youngest children how to read and write in Khmer; but most of our classes are in English. We teach the children their ABC and how to speak, read and write English. The teenagers progress to English grammar and advanced vocabulary. All of these classes are given by four local teachers and one head teacher, Sarith, aged between twenty one and twenty five. Our great teachers do not only instruct the children in grammar, they also focus on correct pronunciation, where they are occasionally supported by short or long term English-speaking volunteers. This all means that our students get a really good grounding in basic language skills and learn to communicate very well in English – at no cost to them or their families.
All of these English lessons are given for free. So of course we are always happy for somebody to give KKO and the students a leg up. We rely on donations to our project to be able to continue our work and pay our teachers. We also use donations to buy teaching resources and classroom equipment such as stationery, pens, paper, notebooks, textbooks and word games, which the children really love. The best way to support KKO, is to sponsor an individual student to learn English. We encourage sponsors to send us an annual payment. If you are interested in this kind of support, please click here for more information.
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