US$3,485.00raised of $6,000.00 goal
We Need Your Help For Term 3
Hello Sala Monkey friends! We're getting ready to start school term 3 on June 6th and we need your help to keep our free education program operating and thriving. One of our key priorities for the second half of the year is building our preschool program. We have recently partnered with the Ministry of Education in order to establish a full-time, community preschool-kindergarten program! Including, further outreach for children 3-5 years old in harder-to-reach rural areas here in Kep..
While we're working to build our community preschool/kindergarten program, our early childhood education teachers are participating in a seven-module series, a year-long kindergarten teacher training program.
Learning new pedagogy - methods of teaching!
How your support will help us...
Supporting our Cambodian teachers/staff: Average monthly salary is $200-$250. We could not operate the school without our dedicated group of teachers. Providing training and employment opportunities for local Khmer teachers who are passionate about teaching the younger generations!
School supplies: We have many school supplies that we need to replenish. Pencils, paper, copies, ink, art supplies, etc., You name it! We're running low on just about everything. $5 donations have a big impact on helping to buy school supplies.
Field trips: A large part of our curriculum includes PBL project-based learning. For example one of the projects scheduled for Term 3 will have the students learning about the local mangroves, and how mangroves protect and benefit our environment. We want to schedule a field trip to visit the local beach. Our costs include renting a large tuk-tuk to transport everyone ($25), feeding the children ($50), etc.,
Operations/repairs: Many of our classrooms are in need of repair...the ceilings need to be patched, the tile floor in our grade 2/3 classroom needs to be replaced, and all of our windows need to have new (stronger) frames. The repair list is quite extensive.
We strongly believe in the benefits of early childhood education!
Teachers: We are currently developing a recruitment and training program in partnership with the Ministry of Education for preschool and kindergarten teachers.
Students: There are hundreds of children in our local rural areas who will benefit from receiving early-childhood education! We're working on breaking down the obstacles - such as transportation, uniform costs, and meals in order to help develop a strong early-childhood education program.
The teachers, students, and parents are all excited to begin the second half of the school year. Please note the total raised so far is ongoing...and reflects funds raised over the past two terms...We are currently fundraising for Term 3 and the remainder of our goal! Thank you for your consideration and support in helping us continue our free education program.
Friends of Sala Monkey here in Cambodia can help support our education program via ABA 000 138 002
Thank you for your continued support! -Teacher Tracy
Our school cafe...helping to support our educational programs
Our preschool/kindergarten teachers participating in Early Childhood Education training in partnership with the MoEYS.
- Tracy Stettler
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