Education is the most powerful weapon to use to change the world.
We arrived in the village Phnom Thmey with little money, without a project in our hands and with the simple desire to build a small school to help the children of the village and create for them a simple educational project.
It happened that the network around Viva la Vida developed, the sale of the book Controvento became the main source to find the first funds, the support of the volunteers allowed us to complete the work and today we have a school of 120 meters squares that every day offers lots of educational and training activities to more than 100 children and teenagers aged between 5 and 18 years.
We built this school day after day, without an initial project without any kind of economic security that would have allowed us to complete the work.
It was a big bet and we won it. Day after day we can see the results of the hard work, which give us so much satisfaction.
More than 30 children aged 5 to 7 attend kindergarten, divided into two classes, based on level and age. Lessons take place from 8 to 9 in the morning and from 2 to 3 in the afternoon.
The basics of the English language are studied, jobs are made with recycled material and educational activities are carried out for personal hygiene and respect for the environment.
Kindergarten has always been the primary commitment of volunteers for kings years. Now Nana and Srey Leab, with the help of other teenage girls, take care of the little ones every day.
About 80 children study English in our school. They are divided into 4 groups and the lessons usually take place in the afternoon.
Each group follows a book based on the level and skills developed in previous years.
Until 2020 this work was done by local teachers with the support of volunteers. Now Saran and Pheaktra, with the help of the teenage boys and girls, take care of English classes for all the children in the village.
Unfortunately there are many children and young people in the village who are not writing and reading their language. Who has lost years of school because she had to work for her parents and who has never attended school. Taking Khmer lessons is very important and the results are more and more satisfying over time.
Ah Nhat follows around 30 children divided into two
The computeer room
The computer room was also followed for 2 years first by volunteers and then by a local teacher.
About 50 children have the opportunity to learn how to use computers and classes usually take place in the late afternoon. The little ones learn to use the keyboard and the older ones learn the use of world, excel and the internet.
Apoa manages the computer room and takes care of maintenance and lessons every day.
Sart Cambodia is the project that keeps our children most engaged. Waste collection activities take place every day and plastic is recycled in different ways.
Srey Nit and a group of teenagers, with passion and enthusiasm, follow the children every day during the activities and make this important project grow.
Sports, drawing and traditional Khmer music
Football training and tournaments in our campeo and in the city of Kampong Cham. Lessons of watercolor drawing and lessons of traditional Khmer dance, are fundamental moments of leisure to learn in a dynamic and creative way.
Apoa takes care of drawing lessons, Anat of dance and Pheaktra of sports activities
How to contribute to the project
You can help us in different ways:
- Buy our calendars or other items from the solidarity shop.
- You can adopt the center by paying a donation every month that will allow us to manage ongoing projects and keep the project going (find out more)
- You can allocate your 5x1000 to Viva la Vida Onlus C.F. 94030460789
- Organize events in your city, such as dinners, aperitifs, concerts, item sales, sweepstakes or anything to raise funds. Contact us if you are interested!
- Come directly to Cambodia to volunteer! In this way you will see with your own eyes what we do and you will be able to contribute in a practical way to our projects.
- Spread the word! Share the project with your friends via facebook or participate in crowdfunding events that we periodically open in response to the needs of children.