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Introduction of new classroom rules at our school

What to do with children who permanently disturb the lessons or who litter in the classroom?  In Cambodia, unfortunately, corporal punishment is still applied too often in such cases. This is shown by a UNICEF report on violence against children in Cambodia from 2014: “Teachers are also frequent perpetrators of childhood physical violence. Females and […]

Day trip to Kirirom:

Jutta and Laura were on the road with their classes recently and Laura (thanks a lot) was kind enough to write a guest post for our blog: After Jutta and I have been teaching for some time here at the school in Cambodia and our stay is coming to an end soon, one thing became […]

JUTTAS BLOG – PART 2

National Highway No. 6 – A street changes its „appearance“ It´s easy to get a ride on one of the small buses (a sort of collective transport) that go to Phnom Penh, because all National Highways begin and end in the capital of Cambodia. And it´s a very special highway: sometimes motorbikes drive on the […]

Jutta’s Blog – Part 1

Everyday volunteer life Approximately 36 km north of Phnom Penh on the National Road 6 (direction Siem Reap) is the “Khemara Kidshelp School”. Until 2012 the school had 8 classrooms, of which 2 are located in the entrance and outside area. In 2012 an additional building with 2 additional classrooms was built, so that between […]

The First “Kidshelp Intern” @ DHL Cambodia

If you have been following us for the past few years, you would have already noticed our frequent joint initiatives with Deutsche Post DHL. This is owed to the fact that quite a few of our members are current or former employees of the company and that these people have shown extraordinary commitment when it […]

New uniforms for our school children

Thanks to the RTL Foundation we were able to purchase new uniforms for the most needy of the children at our English School in January. In public schools, such uniforms are compulsory. Since families have to bear the cost of buying the clothes themselves, the uniforms of children from poorer backgrounds are often worn out […]

Volunteer Diary – Matthias – Part 4

Boom… and now it’s already mid-August. It is always a positive sign, when time flies by although one would like it different. This is mainly because the last days and weeks were very eventful. That is why I’d like to give you a little overview so that you are up-to-date. The regular lessons have become […]

Volunteer Diary – Matthias – Part 3

Olympic Games at the school Sport is an important way for kids and teenagers to balance themselves. Especially our students that visit public school in the morning, learn English at our school in the afternoon and join additional language courses like Chinese on the weekend, need space to unload their energy. Being able to furthermore […]

Volunteer Diary – Matthias – Part 2

Field Trip 25.06.2017 More than 2500 years ago Buddha said: “Attachment is the root of all suffering.” Although the Cambodians I got to know do understandably not respect all the Buddhist rules you still feel the influence of this religion in the daily life of the people. There is a fundamental satisfaction even though their […]