We believe that education is the key to ending the poverty cycle. On the Cambodia:Social Impact programme you will be helping us drive forward our long-term education goals in our community. Working at a supplementary education centre or government primary and secondary schools, you will be designing and delivering hands-on workshops that supplement the rigid government curriculum and get children excited about going to school.
You could be focusing on:
STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths)
Your workshops will teach children important skills like critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork that will engage them in their education and help reduce drop-out rates.
When you arrive in Cambodia you’ll be met by our team at the airport. Over the next few days you’ll have a thorough induction and orientation where you’ll learn about Khmer culture and history, get your bearings around town, meet community partners and gain a better understanding of the context of the projects you’re working on.
Over two weeks, you’ll volunteer Monday – Friday with the weekend free to do your own travel and exploring. Your day will usually be structured with a morning session (approx. 3 hours) after breakfast and then a session of the same length after lunch. Your afternoons and evenings will be free for you to relax and explore Battambang or do any required preparation for the next day.
On the last day, you’ll either be transported back to the airport in Siem Reap or you can join our extension trip overland tour of Cambodia!
You may be eligible to receive funding for this programme from your University. We recommend contacting your University Go Global/International Office to find out more, or book an appointment with one of our travel experts who will be more than happy to discuss funding options with you.
To deal with the uncertainty that comes with COVID-19, we have introduced the following guarantees so you can confidently book your volunteer programme today.
Although we are confident that programmes will go ahead as planned, if your programme is affected by Covid-19 travel restrictions, your programme will be postponed to the following year.
We are continuously monitoring the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and speaking with our teams on the ground to ensure we are fully aware of all on-going situations. If your destination is affected by coronavirus travel restrictions, you will be able to move your programme to one of our other destinations.
Our volunteer's health and safety whilst overseas is our biggest priority. We are putting in place additional measures to enhance health and safety practices when travel resumes. Some of these measures include increased cleaning at our accommodation, reducing the number of volunteers sharing bathroom facilities, mandatory hand-washing before meals and an in-depth review of all in-country risk management processes.
Challenges Abroad successfully created a seamless blend of travel, adventure and volunteering that left me with a taste of what it meant to be a global citizen. What it meant to visit a country and open my eyes and embrace every aspect of it. This charity manages to strike an equal balance between the school children and participants learning from each other.Volunteer - Anonymous - Cambodia
There were highs and lows, but all were purposeful towards having the most fulfilling and life changing experience in CambodiaVolunteer - Jodie - Cambodia
Overall it was an incredibly rewarding experience and it made me realise how much I want to do more similar jobs in the future. I absolutely loved being able to travel but also to work with the community and children, giving meaningful advice and helping to make a difference.Volunteer - Tegan - Cambodia