Having a great teacher helps children engage with school and learn to their full potential. This gift provides teachers with support and training to help them inspire the next generation!
How your gift helps
Srey Leak is a dedicated teacher at the “School on the Mat”. TEAR’s partner Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO) runs a number of these schools, which are set up in local villages to educate children who would otherwise miss out on an education.
Srey Leak has only completed high school Grade 10, but with training from CHO, she has been equipped with the skills to become an engaging and effective teacher for the children in her community. She has learnt how to plan and present lessons well, and how to manage her class. She also receives on-the-job mentoring and attends regular extra training.
Srey Leak has been working as a teacher for three years, and is kept busy in her job, teaching 28 children in the morning and 36 in the afternoon. As well as teaching the children core subjects like reading, writing and maths, she also teaches them important health and safety messages.
Many poor families living in this region on the Thai/Cambodian border regularly cross the border into Thailand to trade or work. Often they leave their children behind in the care of relatives or neighbours. These children, who are often poorly supervised, can miss out on an education because there is no-one to encourage and support them to make the long daily walk to the nearest school. Without close parental supervision, they are also vulnerable to trafficking or exploitation.
CHO’s “Schools on the Mat” bring quality junior primary classes (minus the classroom!) to the villages where these vulnerable junior primary aged children live. The “Schools on the Mat” also teach the children and their families about social issues including hygiene, nutrition and the dangers of trafficking.
Srey Leak says she has noticed many differences attending the “School on the Mat” has made to the lives of the children of the village. She says the children are cleaner and there is less diarrhoea (which she attributes to the school lessons on hygiene and health). She also says children are now much more careful about travelling in groups for safety and there is a new attitude to domestic violence in the village. “Before, people would look the other way if there was fighting in a family, but now people are more inclined to intervene and help.”
About our partner
Cambodian Hope Organisation (CHO) is a Christian NGO and TEAR partner based in Poipet on the border of Thailand. CHO’s work is inspired by the Matthew 22:39 verse “Love your neighbour as yourself”.
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