Summarization of CYCU Service-Learning Team in the school year of 2016 – for groups
CYCU Overseas Volunteer in Cambodia – 11 Classes in Cambodia
English teachers of Puok District Village Elementary School, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
A total of 651 hours (Team members x service hours per member)
Term of Service
August 3, 2016~September 1, 2016
Number of service recipients
About 478 persons
Motive of Service
1. Respond to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 – To help ensure No Child Let Behind (NCLB), fair and high-quality education, and advocation of the life-time learning. The rural areas in Cambodia generally receive insufficient educational resources. The trouble in development resulting from “low enrollment, high illiteracy rate and high dropout rate” affected the villagers’ and children’s right to be educated adversely. As a result, they had no chance to improve their poverty by means of education and thereby the vicious cycle of employment opportunities and poverty existed constantly.
2. The educational volunteers’ temporary stay to return the development to the 11 classes’ trainees aimed to “sprout the land where the service is provided”. If teachers teach in an interesting manner, the child students’ motive to learn English may be affected positively and thereby the local villagers’ would proceed to develop the service program dedicated to getting rid of poverty through education independently, step by step.
3. The local non-profit-making organization, Khmer Akphiwat Khmer Organization (KAKO), invited us to continue engaging in the permanent seed English teacher workshop to upgrade the English educational quality and teaching resources in the remote villages in Puok District, Siem Reap Province. The “village seed English teacher workshop” program changed the counterpart and service location this time, in hopes of yielding positive results in the areas where resources were poorer.
Summary of Service
The sharing aimed to “design the ‘teacher handbook’ adapted to the trend based on the English textbook promulgated by the local government, communicate the teaching methods and materials which may be easily reproduced locally, and guide the village’s seed English teachers to be well-prepared before teaching lesson”, and share the active and interesting English teaching methods by six major themes, including “Design of Lesson Plan”, “Body Language”, “Song”, “Chant”, “Picture Book” and “Pronunciation”.
Mode of Service
1. Planning of service programs
Preparation and survey: 7 days (recipient: targeted village and village elementary school) for interview with families in the village and survey on the service location, evaluation on adequacy of the service programs, and on-site lesson plan test. Village seed English teacher workshop: 17 days (recipient: village seed English teachers) for sharing of the teaching method with 15 seed teachers of the village elementary school to derive various application activities and production of teaching materials through the teacher workshop, demonstration teaching and on-site drill, including test before and after the courses, opening ceremony and farewell ceremony. Survey on service programs of next term: 5 days (recipient: unlimited) for helping KAKO community caring, and visiting the seed teachers under the CTEP in remote areas of Cambodia.
2. Teaching itinerary
(1) “Teacher Camp”: CYCU volunteers share the teaching themes, methods and materials. 9:00AM~3:30PM from Mondays to Wednesdays, for 2.5 hours per session to share the experience in how to design English courses by the six major themes, including “Design of Lesson Plan”, “Body Language”, “Song”, “Chant”, “Picture Book” and “Pronunciation” to guide the seed teachers to arrange the lesson plan, plan the body language, create the song and chant, conceive games, and share the pronunciation systematically, and allow the seed teachers to revise the teaching activities through “group discussion”, “presentation” and “concerted feedback”.
(2) “Child Camp (1)”: 9:00AM~11:30AM on each Thursday, for 2.5 hours per session, consisting of the 2 hours for CYCU volunteers’ physical teaching at the village elementary school, and 0.5 hour for suggestions about concerted feedback.
(3) “Child Camp (2)”: 1:00PM~3:30PM on each Thursday and 9:00AM~3:30PM on each Friday, for 2.5 hours per session, consisting of the 2 hours for Cambodia seed teachers’ physical teaching at the village elementary school, and 0.5 hour for suggestions about concerted feedback.
Effect of Service
Number of direct service recipients: 158 persons – 15 village seed English teachers+30 village children+50 church children+
48 children who receive the resources+15 CTEP teachers
Number of indirectly benefited persons: 900 persons – given a total of 30 persons engaged in teaching English upon completion of the education and 30 child students taught by each teacher, a total of 900 child students were benefited accordingly (30 teachers*30 child students=900 persons).