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Welcome!

It has been more than three months that our organization runs entirely by our local staff. We are happy to update some news and what we have achieved from July to October this year to you.

Our staff has continued to work so hard to improve our projects. We have seen the positive change with our education that our students can speak everyday English to their friends and teachers, our preschool children has remarkably grown into confident, sociable and very eager to learn kids; and also our vocational training that all of our sewing students have stayed in our program and will be graduated their classes very soon.

Our staff also has been busy to recruit children and villagers for our new term of education and sewing.

We hope you enjoy reading our update.

English Classes

We strongly encourage our students to focus on understanding and application rather than just to collect information for the test. Our mission is to build a strong foundation of English language for students. Especially, encourage them to practice with teachers or classmates.

After implementing our new English textbooks for one semester and observing the progress of students’ learning, we surely conclude that our new textbooks are effective toward their understanding and application of what they have learnt to the real world. Furthermore, we continuously capacity build our teachers in order to provide the good quality of education and a comfortable learning environment to our students.

On 21st of October 2016, we are going to celebrate the end semester ceremony as we normally do every semester. This semester students who successfully completed the level four textbook will be rewarded the certificate of completion. Additionally, the three top score students in each class will get the rewards from us.

We will start new semester on 31st of October 2016. In this semester, we will update our textbooks and set specific learning objectives and outcomes in each level of the textbooks to make sure our teaching for the whole semester can cover the important parts of each level.

Khmer Classes

This class aims at supporting students who lack of Khmer knowledge, especially reading and writing skills. This class supports our English students whose English is limited. As a result, students who graduate from Khmer class improve their English faster than before. Moreover, it enables them to review Khmer and English lessons at home effectively as well.

In new semester, we are planning to strengthen the quality of our teaching of this class. We are creating our own Khmer textbooks and we plan to finish them at the end of October. These textbooks will be the main resources of teaching in Khmer class. Next term, the class will be separated into two levels, beginner and advanced. Students who have basic reading and writing will fall into advanced level and those who lack of these skills will fall into beginner level. Each level is able to study only 30 minutes in class and other 30 minutes in library to practice reading storybooks. Even if 30 minutes in class is not enough for them, however, we think it is better than combine all levels in one class. We hope this update will work well as it is also the important element to enforcing the quality of English class as well.

 

Preschool

This year we have 10 students. They are all at the age of five and come from poor families. As a result for almost one year studying with us, they have improved dramatically as following:

Hygiene: it becomes their habit that they wash their hands, brush their teeth and wear their shoes to school.

Living Values: they don't throw rubbish on the ground and they learn many good topics such as how to drink good water, how to keep environment clean, treating people with respect, no stealing things, eating good food, road safety ec.

Art and Craft: they do coloring, making pictures, making the craft by using recycle.

Languages: they know Khmer alphabet, consonants and vowels, Khmer kid traditional songs and basic calculation. They also can count English alphabet, numbers and basic greeting.

They will be graduated at the end of October this year and will be enrolled grade one in public school in November. Simultaneously, they will also participate in our Khmer class to improve their reading and writing skills. When their Khmer is better enough, we will put them in English class.

 

Writing Competition

It is a program initiating to encourage creativity and teamwork amongst our students. Moreover, it is a good way for them to practice writing and reading skills in Khmer and they learn to search for ideas to develop their stories. We do this once a year and students who interested in this competition have to register as a group of three or four. Once they registered, they have to join the training about the procedures and some techniques to write a good creative story after that they can start writing with the assistance from our education and library assistant. This competition will take around three months and whether their stories are good or not, they still receive some rewards, as we want to encourage students to join as many as possible. However, we will select three best stories to rank number one- three and one story with good pictures and we give these four groups of students the different rewards.

This year there are 28 students or 7 groups joint this program. Three stories were selected as the best stories and put up in our library for reading.

 

Sewing class

Our sewing has been running for two classes, the beginner and advanced. There are eleven students have been learning with us. All of them stay in our program and their learning has been going well. This year we added some topics life skill in order to improve their leadership skill, positive thinking and building their confidence.

The classes will graduated end of October. Our beginner will move to our advanced class and our advanced students are planning to seek for the employment outside and some of them set up sewing shops at homes, so they can earn the income to support their families.

We will start our new term on the 01st of November 2016 and we are recruiting the new students for beginner class which aim to have six students.

Sewing Machine Loans

We have provided four sewing machine loans to our beginner students. They are so happy after they got those machines. They said that the machine loans are very important for them because they can improve their skills by practicing the lessons that they have learned at homes. Moreover, they can earn some money from making and fixing clothes for their villagers and friends, so they can repay the loans back and also they have more confidence with their skills. 

Bike Ride

This year our team went for bike riding twice, aim to promote our projects to our surrounding community. This way we can reach to more villagers, especially to whom who never known about us.

We started our riding in the early morning and finished at lunch time. Our staff were very cheerful to meet the villagers and talked to them about our projects, even though they are a bit tired.  

That was such a great result after our bike riding. We met a lot of our potential villagers who should participate in our programs and especially after that more parents came to register for their children in our education program and more villagers came to register themselves in our sewing classes.

This has saved our team the time of recruiting through outreach.

Christmas is coming!

There are only 70 days until Christmas! What are the perfect gifts for your family and friends and what will you do to support the marginalized people around the globe?

  • What PRODUCTS would you like to purchase?
Hope Handicrafts is our online sale which runs by Human and Hope Association Inc., a registered charity in South Australia. The gorgeous products made in Cambodia by our ladies who have participated in our sewing program at their homes. They earn a fair wages and at the same time they can watch over their children and do housework.

All proceeds support our education, please go to purchase our products today here https://hopehandicrafts.com/about/

To support what we have been doing to empower Cambodians, please sign up to become our monthly champion today:
- Language Champion – $10/month
- Preschool Champion – $15/month
- Creativity Champion – $30/month
- Library Champion – $50/month
- Farming Champion – $70/month
- Sewing Champion – $90/month

  • Would you like to donate to our STAFF HEALTH FUND?

We are seeking a grant for $500AUD to establish a staff health fund for 14 staff at our organization.

Why Support Us? 

The quality of healthcare in Cambodia tends to be poor, due to a lack of education combined with corruption.  When our staff fall ill they are unable to seek the help that they need, resulting in their illnesses dragging on and their quality of life and work being affected.

For more information, please contact our Director at: thai@humanandhopeassociation.org 

CLICK TO DONATE!

We would like to express our profound thanks to our valuable donors who have donated to support our projects in Cambodia. Without you, we could not continue our great work, even though we still have tried so hard to generate our own income.

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We look forward to working with you to empower our villagers.
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