Volunteer | Aspire School & Orphanage, Siem Reap, Cambodia

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM


Welcome for your volunteering at ASPIRE school, please contact us via e-mail and we will send you a  to complete a simple application form to give us your basic details and the dates you are available. There is a minimum age limit of 18 unless accompanied by a parent. We also welcome any volunteers family to our school. We are also provide the certificate of completion for the volunteers, who is finished the project for volunteering at ASPIRE.

 

ASPIRE TRAINING & EDUCATION called the Aspire school and orphanage (NGO), non-governmental, non-profit organization is looking for visitors or volunteers like you, who are willing to contribute their time at an orphanage and school located 7 km to the south of central Siem Reap City at Trang Villang in Kandaek commune. Giving just a few days of your time teaching and interacting with the children, or working on community projects makes the world of difference for those in need. It was a long time coming 5 years ago when we started to build a school for poor, homeless and orphaned children in our community here at Trang Village. But our school is not  finished yet, and we are in need of help from people like you, to fundraise before coming to volunteer at ASPIRE. The donations will be used to complete the second level of our school for 200 children, intended to open in August 2012.

  

ASPIRE Training & Education is free education for all children, with orphanage we are proding 24 hours care for 20 children, supporting three meals a day, shelter & protection. The background of the children are extreme poverty and deprivation. Volunteers are able to interact with the children through educational classes and are also encouraged to become involved in community projects. The ASPIRE currently has no sponsorship, which means that we are fully reliant on donations. Also with Aspire we will be charge a volunteer $100 US per week for running of cost the orphanage. While giving your time teaching and interacting with the children is invaluable, a small financial donation can go a very long way. Other ways to donate include food items such as: rice, meats, oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar, salt, garlic; toiletries such as: shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpasts; and school supplies: stationary, books, pens, and pencils. Creating a supportive and nurturing environment for these kids is the most important step in bettering their lives. 

 

Currently the ASPIRE school provides 100 children for free education from families suffering of extreme poverty. We're donating 7kg of rice per child each month, they ranged in age from 6 to 14 years old, and never been to school before. At this time, the Aspire school doesn't has sponsorship, making the provision of children's food and schooling very difficult.

 

THE SCHEDULE OF ASPIRE'S SCHOOL

 

The shcedule is working  5 days per week and 5 hours per day from Monday to Friday on the morning at ( 8: 30 AM - 10:30 AM ) and ending in the afternoon  ( 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ). We have many things for volunteer work in the list item.

 

 

Education

Building compensation

Agricuture / Farming

English, computer skills, art & sport  School contruction Growing vegetables, fruits & watering
To market & cooking Pour​ concrete​  Establishment of a school park
Reading book & library Brick delivery & laying

Cut the grass

Watching Movice with lesson Painting

Animal husbandry & protection

Traditional Khmer Dancing & musical instrument Environment & Sanitation Make compost from manure

 

 

We are managing a program for our volunteers to trip at weekend (Saturday & Sunday) to see Angkor Wat temples, floating houses village, Kolen mountain & waterfall, sunrise, sunset, river side and the countryside,...etc.

 

The ASPIRE school is a partnership with The View Garden Villa, a guesthouse for volunteers of guests to stay, the money is earned, a charity donated to support the children of Aspire school. Currently, this house has 21 rooms, can keep 70 people to stay (equipped with air-conditioner or fan), each bedrooms has (toilet, cool & hot shower). We're arranged the bedding, mattress, blanket, towel and pillow. Each volunteer is required to pay $ 18 US dollars / night for accommodation free food two meals a day (breakfast & dinnder), as food we cook for the children as well. We opened a small resturant for a charity work to sell delicious Khmer food & cool drink, the money is earned to support for the children. The Aspire school organisation is free for volunteers work. We need support from volunteers as a donations to develop on the project, with the donations we will be pay for materials construction.

 

With list of voluntter to pay for accommodation

 

  • Floor mattress price $5 US / night per person with fan for a group share room
  • Bunk bed $10 US dollars  with air-con for a group share room
  • One bedroom a private room price $ 18 US - $ 25 US / night with air-con
  • Two bedrooms a private room $18 US - $ 25 US / night with air-con
  • Three bedrooms a private room is $ 30 US / night with air-con for a group or family room
  •  Four bedrooms price is  $ 40 US / night with air-con for a group or family room

 

When you arrive to Siem Reap, we can arrange for a tuk-tuk driver to pick you up from the airport or the bus station. Our tuk-tuk driver is also able to drop and pick you up for trips into Siem Reap during the weekends and evenings.

 

The tuk-tuk service transportation fee:

 

  • Pick up / take to the airport $10 US 
  • To go to town ( for market and shoping) $5 US each way / Total $10 US
  • To go to community ( to see the children village) $5 US each way / Total $6 US
  • Angkor Wat temples tour (small tour $15 US / large tour $20 US) sunrise & sunset $10 US

 

The tuk-tuk fees will cover the following:

 

  • Gas for the tuk-tuk
  • Money for the driver
  • Mainternance for the tuk-tuk

 

 Aspire Souvenir Shop

 

We set up an Aspire souvenir shop to earn extra money from visitors or volunteers to help children. We sell clothes, T-shirts, hammocks, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, children's handicrafts .... Etc.

 

Areas you may help in :

 

Schooling: If you have teaching experience or can just carry out conversations in different languages (i.e English, France, Japanese, Chinese, Computer,...etc) it helps the children develop their skills.

 

Building: We are always looking for skilled or unskilled people to help us carry out our current building projects.

 

Labour: Part of our daily life is growing/nurturing our crops, which helps keep the food costs down while teaching the children where food comes from and how to sustain themselves and their families in the future.

 

Admin: Innovative ideas for gaining new sponsors, writting letters and helping to polish up general I.T. are areas we can always use help with.

 

Children: Just talking, caring , spending time with and of course playing with the children does so much for the morale of the entire school / orphanage , its in this where we hope that you may gain just as much from us as we gain from you.

 

Volunteers are able to offer so much to our children; you may be a trained teacher, or simply a natural one. you may enjoy sharing hand-craft skills; you may enjoy sports activities with eager boys and girls, or you may like quieter pastimes such as looking at books and talking with the children. Every child will benefit from individual attention given by volunteers, and you will be encouraging them to use their English language skills. There are all sorts of ways you can help even if you do not speak English. We do not ask for any set donation beyond the cost of your meals and lodging, but please understand that we rely on the generous donations of those able to contribute to our project and would welcome any additional support you can give.

 

We do ask that if you are planning ahead to volunteer, that you would please email us so that we know when you expect to be with us. However, if you find yourself in Siem Reap with a day or two to spare, then do just turn up and help in any way you can.

 

The ASPIRE’s main source of funding is provided by the generosity of tourists traveling through Siem Reap, who come to visit and donate money to feed the children of ASPIRE. These contributions are essential for us tor feed the children and meet the other running costs of the orphanage.


When you donate to our fund for the urgent costs of running the program, your contribution will go directly towards buying rice, food, cooking supplies, meats, fishes, vegetables, shampoo, soap, diesel, gasoline, and basic medical supplies. In addition to these costs, we require funding for long term maintenance and improvement of ASPIRE.

 

 
We are in need of sponsors to start to building our new dorms and classrooms for the children of ASPIRE. We are hoping to receive some help with this project from the sponsors, but it is a big venture, and we need to raise money ourselves in order for them to consider matching it. At present we are supporting for 20 children at school, and free education for 100 children from Village, between the ages of 5 - 16 years old. All of them from extreme povery family in Siem Reap Province. Life is very hard if a parent cannot find any form of paid work. Our children each eat three meals a day, which costs about US$ 2  per child and $US 60 per month. In addition, we need to clothe them with both school uniforms and play clothes, provide shoes, mosquito nets, and mats for their beds (and they would love the comfort of mattresses). We must have medical and school supplies, detergent, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste and we need petrol for our tuk-tuk and diesel for our generator, since we have no electricity on site. The generator is used only when absolutely necessary; it fires the computer, and we must constantly press “Save” in case the generator fails, as it frequently does. It also provides some television viewing for the children when it is too dark to play outside. Donations in cash or in person are very much appreciated and however small the gift, it helps us in our daily struggle to provide the daily basic needs of fifty children and 9 caretakers.

 

How you can help!

 

If you come to visit ASPIRE and would like to make a donation, please fill out the ASPIRE Visitors Book and tell us what you would like us to use your donation for, and you will receive a copy of the ASPIRE Donation Receipt. Additionally, if you place your donations in the ASPIRE Charity Box, you will receive an ASPIRE Certificate of Appreciation with the amount of your donations, a small gift from ASPIRE for your kindness.

 

Dear reader, we are very low on finances at this point, and desperately need more donations to help us pay for even the basic things, such as food and clothes.  If you are able to donate any amount, we will be very grateful.  Some of our supporters have set up donation webpages to make donations easier, so now you can pay by debit or credit card in British Pounds (GBP) or Australian Dollars (AUD), please exchange  to US Dollars directly into our bank account below:

 

INTERNATIONAL INWARD REMITTANCE INTRUCTION

 

Bank Account Details:

 

CANADIA BANK PLC.

No. 315, Corner St, Ang Duong & Monivong Blvd.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Account Name: ASPIRE TRAINING & EDUCATION

Account No: 008-0000-576-388

SWIFT: CADIKHPP

The tuk tuk for transportation the children from extreme community to learn English at ASPIRE school.