New AKC Purified Drinking Water System

Drink Well, Eat Well and Live Well, is a slogan commonly used and the form to have a healthy life. With understanding that school is the second home for general kid, Angkor Kids Center took an advanced step to have our kids and team a healthier life. So what we have approached?

Purified Drinking Water System

Well constructed and professionally installed Purified Drinking Water System is now available on the ground of AKC school. The system comprised of water tanks on stands, purified filters, UV system / filters, basins, taps, faucets, piping and electricity cables as outlined in this reference picture:

Purified Drink Water @ AKC

Reference Purified System Design

Purified Drinking Water System Project Funding

Let’s call back Mr. Samnang Chhon, the Founding Director of Angkor Kids Center / All For Kids NGO, his business, Asia Natural Tours (ANT) With his business and business activities, Sam could reach out to the like-minded people and partners from everywhere in the world. In having a good relationship with Ms. Donna Rix from Local Measure Australian office, who planning to bring over her company event to Siem Reap and wish to leave a meaningful souvenir to the country. Angkor Kids Center and the Purified Drinking Water System Project were presented with a great interest.

With our established team, Mr. Hak Hien, our Executive Director, submitted a proposal of fifteen hundreds USD (1,500$) to ANT DMC. The proposal accepted by LM, ANT advanced the cash to AKC to kick the construction off.

Purified Drinking Water System Construction and Installation

AKC New Solar PanelBefore jumping to the flow of construction work, we would like to remind that. Without the powerful SOLAR SYSTEM founded through Helpucation e.V. this Purified Drinking Water System Project would not have been at this ease!

 

Right after getting the proposal acceptance by Local Measure management at a very short notice. AKC committee started a meeting to finalize the project design and the outcome. With Sam’s extensive network and contacts, a team of local engineering, water experts and contractors, lead by Mr. Ponlok have been contracted. What even potential, one of the team members are from Siem Reap Water Supply Authority. This made out system the highest standard, because the water has been tested in the LAB for all the stages.

AKC Water System Constructoon

Local Measure CSR ProjectWith their great passion in making this system and this project the most successful, this team of engineering  work all day and half night on the weekend. Just after two week, any amazing construction and the system is beautifully rising next door to our existing school building. The water Potential of Hydrogen (PH) are between 7.5 to 8.5 which is the most qualified and best for health.

We don’t have just drinking water, we have also designed a hand washing station where the water sources from the secondary filtered tank. Samrong village now is the first communities ever who could access to safe drinking water from the taps in Cambodia.

 

Purified Water @ AKC

Drinking Water Inauguration Event Day  

Not before long, as of 22nd February 2019, the donor organization, Local Measure team arrived at AKC school to witness their incredible project accomplishment as the company and do the hand-on service work with their passion. The group get greeted by the school committee and kids, right after a short introduction of the overall project. The 40 participants split in teams, some work on finishing the foundation of the stands, some working on the arts of painting and some work on plastic littering collection.

Then the event day ended with a monk blessing following the local traditional celebration of new accomplishment. The LM team hand monks the offerings and hand some biscuits, writing pats and pencils to the over 300 kids. And bit the goodbye.

The Return of Matured AKC Alumnus Meam

Would the return of our alumnus as another success story for AKC? Meam opens a case study here:

Just like a quick moment passed but it has been already over ten years now that we have put our work on this social projects. It has been quite a period of time that our initial alumnus have left the school and village for better education and experiences. Over the course, you may have learned different success stories  from our volunteers and the students.

We experienced the hardness of building up the team capability to handle the teaching. The better ones were leaving us for better life, after they gained better knowledge for themselves. However, the challenges we have faced were for good purposes as those  are the objective of our school to build the youth capacity and reintegrate them somewhere through our programs or by their owns.

Cheay Korm at AKC

Cheay @ ALL FOR STAY Lodge Guest Service Director

What is even prouder for all the dedication we have put together, as on the ground of Angkor Kids Center, and as for the International supporters and donors like Helpucation e.V. “Every door I enter, either hotels, resorts, restaurants, airports, airlines, airplanes, tour agency, Destination Management Company, attractions, special venues or even a garden, I always get surprised by respected greetings” Said Samnang, the Founding Director. These unexpected voices and gestures are from the former AKC students and Volunteers who left the school for better skills, education and jobs. Therefore this has witnessed the success and other investment put on recruiting new local volunteers, train them and let them leave for better and a great solution for the moment that we can not keep them with us due to the ongoing REINTEGRATION APPROACH.

Sticking to the natural cause as the base of our practice, “Do Good, Get Good”. In the fair way of treating our people around, we are so privileged to have Meam bringing this most advanced class back targeting to the current AKC volunteers and young adults.

AKC Volunteer Teacher

EFL Teacher

Meam By, academic leader

Serving the social services is my favorite hobby, helping children in rural area is my goal”, Mean quoted. Not different from other children and members of Angkor Kids Center. Meam was born and grown in Somrong village. He took advantage by learning and teaching English and other skills at Angkor Kids Center. In favor of education, he uses his scholarship grant from an AKC partner, One Step One Life, to transform his EFL teaching skill to the professional level by spending a five years++ at the University in Siem Reap. Meam is a multi-instrumented artists, he love to entertain your stay better and share with you the arts of education and music from the Khmer culture corners. Meam came back to AKC at the weekend and share his English skills to the youth and volunteers who are currently serving AKC. Let’s play with Meam or going with him to his class.

AKC Most Advanced Class

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Happy Festive Seasons! Love from all AKC team, Kids and Family!

Movies Night of AKC

A movie can be a gateway to exploring complex ideas and open children’s eyes to other ways of looking at the world.


Movies Night of Angkor Kids Center

Movie is not just a part of the entertainment, but it also a product of technological development, and as a tool for providing education. This approach is starting with the our Angkor Kids Center(AKC) , and additionally it is also a way to outreach people and community about the importance of education, the impact of excessive use of plastic and the preservation of the natural environment.

AKC Welcomes Executive Director to Take Over AKC

Education is the Key for Change, Hak quoted. Hak has been employed by All For Kids Organization as the first full time Executive Director to take over the school and project management. This incredible HR development has been made available only with the greatest support from the donors to Helpucation e.V in Germany. Let’s have this wonderful life journey with Hak as following:AKO Executive Director

My name’s HIEN Hak and I am 25 years old.

I am the eldest son in the family with three younger sisters and my mother. And I am married, my wife is Makra and I have a son Jesda Alex who is 7 months old. My family is a middle-class family in this rural areas.

Before rejoining the Angkor Kids Center / All For Kids Organization as Executive Director, I used to work for a 5 star hotel, Amansara Resort in Siem Reap, Cambodia for 3 years.

I attended the first English class in 2008 with Mr. CHHON Samnang, our AKC Founder. There were 25 students in the class. After one year of studies, I joined the Angkor Kids Center as a volunteer assistant teacher from 2009 to 2011 teaching around 15 students in my class. From 2011 to 2013 I volunteered as a full-time teacher with 25 students.

After I graduated from high school in 2013, I had the chance to get a scholarship from Mrs. Pamela McCourt Francescone coordinated by the Angkor Kids Center to join a vocational training school called Paul Dubrule Hospitality school. It is the best Tourism and Hospitality training school in Siem Reap. After one year of training there, I got a job as Restaurant Captain in a middle class restaurant in Siem Reap. After three months of working there, I was interviewed to work at one of the top ten hotels in Siem Reap named AMANSARA.

The love and the desire to help the Angkor Kids Center to become a place that is providing a better quality of education to children and youth in this area, led me back to where I started. It also let me share what I’ve learned with the students at the Angkor Kids Center.

My first goal for the Angkor Kids Center is to have a clear educational system and program that can provide free quality education to children. Furthermore, our teachers and volunteers can increase and develop their abilities more effectively.

The next steps I want to take in the Angkor Kids Center:

  1. A comprehensive classroom and a library that enables students and teachers to further increase their knowledge.
  2. Having an International English As Foreign Language School Curriculum and School Management Standard to follow with a vision to see AKC school as the international standard Free foreign language school in the most remote area.
  3. Create a professional tourism training center on hotel, restaurant and hospitality skills.
  4. Multi-crop plantations that act as a supplier for the tourism training center.
  5. Be self-sustained or partial contributed from the project (3 and 4) above.

Thank you for all your support so far. Let’s stay in touch and see the growth of AKC school together. Your suggestion and feedback are highly valued and consider.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Edward Everett Hale.

Let’s get in touch:

Hak HIEN (Mr.)

Executive Director

mobile: (+855) 095 624 924 /  (+855) 086 405 477

email: hak@angkorkidscenter.org

address: Samrong Village, Leangdai Commune, Angkor Thom District, Siem Reap Province, the Kingdom of Cambodia

Not Just Kids But Family Care

We all know that our work throughout the course is about kids and young adults development and rehabilitation whom are the Bamboo shoots. But a responsible Care and Give is not just the show but back scenes of their daily life, and family situation. Angkor Kids Center / All for Kids Organization is paying our effort to understand and oversee all these matters and paid to each and individual kids at both our school and kids running around in the village with a purpose to attract them to school and stay in school.

To illustrate in a more visual way, let us give you an example of the work we have done:

As of May 2018, one of the kids’ family living in Samrong village who are living in the worst condition in the community was affected by the natural disaster / storm. The family of Mr. Miev and Mrs. Mork with 6 children living for years in a small and narrow thatched house. Just after saving bit of money, they could afford to build just a house structure and roof where they could settle in. What is worth, this May 2018, their nest was fought by a storm and got the entire structure collapsed. Luckily, there is no one in the family got injured but their little household got destroyed including the bicycle that their kids used for riding to school.

Sustainable Community Project

You might see AKC team now is slow and inactive, we have to confess that “yes we are” but no one is sleeping, we keep our eyes on and our hand dirty from the distance and from the ground. After learning this information, our founder / director Mr. Samnang Chhon has raised the fund through his contact and his company Asia Natural Tour contact. As a result, two bicycles were donated with the donation of Mrs. Pamela Mccourt Francescone, the founder & president of Link For Aid charity association in Italy and some cash donation from Asia Natural Tour for urgent need.

Community Support

Those help are not yet the end, Asia Natural Tour (ANT) has raised this fundamental need which is part of the Humanity Priority Right of housing access to their business partner. What a prouder  news is that a new house will be rebuilt with the fund support from that partner which is a school based in Hong Kong called Logos Academy  The AKC team and ANT team will work together to host this trip and organize the community service activities for this group in the coming July 2018.

Keep you posted on the outcome, stay tune and follow on our social media.

Mascha & Joaquin Conclude their Time at the Angkor Kids Center

Mascha and Joaquin have been able to move a lot during their time at the Angkor Kids Center just like Laura, Chhay and the other volunteer helpers, and have a crush on their hearts. We are sure that she has had a lasting influence on this experience and that she will always remember the exciting time in Cambodia and we thank her very much for her energetic support. Please read yourself for what they are saying about their volunteer work in the Angkor Kids Center:

The school was founded by Samnang in 2009 and many years ago he met a German couple that enabled him to learn English. Then he wanted to offer the children from his village the same opportunity and it was the Angkor Kids Center (later on registered to the Royal Government of Cambodia under the legal name All For Kids NGO).

Playground at AKC school

Today, the school consists of three classrooms and a room that serves as a library, computer room and office. It has its own toilets, a schoolyard with climbing frames and an adjacent playground for the children. There is electricity and even Wi-Fi, which makes working for teachers much easier. The children come to the Angkor Kids Center after their normal school and the teachers are also volunteers and go to school themselves.

Chhay, who is just 22 years old, is in our opinion the heart and soul of the center. He is the only employee of the school, giving computer classes twice a day and teaching two English classes. He is also the one who opens and closes the school, taking care of the trash and everything else. We have grown very fond of him over time and without him we probably could not have realized any of our ideas. Mostly we have prepared the lessons together with Chhay. But other things, such as a timetable, an overview of all newly found educational games and multiple worksheets were created. We cleaned the library, repaired climbing frames and made new trash cans.

AKC working class

The lessons, which we were allowed to follow, we liked and the kids were extremely motivated in the matter. We could only teach together with Chhay, but that was not a disadvantage for the children and for us. In general, the cohesion and the climate blew us away there. They were friendly with each other and also we were interested mustered, smiled and greeted. All we can say is that the Angkor Kids Center is much more than just a school. It is the meeting place of the children, whether for learning or for playing. There are books, toys, football goals, climbing frames and the doors are open (thanks to Chhay) all day for everyone.

Although it’s hard to accept that children do not have the same opportunities and opportunities around the world, the Angkor Kids Center is a great start in the right direction. We wish all those involved the best for the future and we hope to have contributed something good to the project.

Read the original blog posted on Helpucation e.V. here

Season Greetings & AKC Updates

The Great World Holiday Season is approaching, Angkor Kids Center is ready to celebrate with you with the following updates and stories from our school.
Firstly, we would like to proceed our appreciation and gratefulness to your support and contribution in kinds and cash to help our school running  upto now and ongoing. 
Secondly, please let us bring you with a few updates from our school. Thank you Chhay for doing the great job over the time, even some tough challenges have happened.
There are 8 English classes + 2 computer classes now in total. 
From 5 – 6 PM, there are 3 classes with 25 to 35 students per class, taught by Mr. Kroem KRUOCH, Ms. Pich HIEN, and one class co-taught by two new teachers, Ms Soeb LEAK and Ms Chandeng HUY where were our AKC former students.
From 6 – 7 PM, there are 3 classes with 25 to 35 students per class, taught by Chhay, our staff and the other two classes taught by all new teachers and our former students, Mr. Pros BOT and Mr. Chert Khorn in one class and one class co-taught by two teachers, Ms. Saran NGEK and Ms Kha LIEM in one class.
From 7-8 PM, there is only one class taught by our paid staff Chhay again.
During the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, our former teacher, and founding member of All For Kids Organization, Mr. Meam BY is teaching the teachers and adults with the most advanced level. He is teaching from 7 – 8 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Chhay LEAP Work:
AKC Staff

Chhay, AKC school Coordinator

Mr. Chhay LEAB, the only paid staff at AKC is teaching two English classes as above mentioned and he also teaching two computer classes (basic lesson / typing and office).

His computer class on 10 – 11 AM and another one 8-9 PM with 8 students in each class and this the maximum numbers that we could accommodate.
Beyond teaching, Chhay is taking care all the school management, students and teachers attendant sheet, library controlling, school maintenance, and make the report to the Project Director, Samnang Chhon. Moreover, Chhay also looking after the Chicken farm as well.
Internet and Screen at AKC
With recent project idea and approved by Helpucation e.V., we now have internet WIFI for some basic internet access. Chhay could now show his students how to use some social network channel, and he can also connect to the team on Internet.
Internet for AKC
With the proper solar system installed for our school, there are really a few thing happening such as we can have the computer class, no class disturbance  with electricity running out, and now with also a donation from our nice friend Mr. Soeun, we have an LCD projector that could be used for many things especially the Kids English Movies night.
At least, but not last we would like again to thanks you for your all continuous support, Adventurous Education,  LinkForAid, Ivanhoe Grammar School…!More information about our partners ⇒Angkor Kids Center partners
Special Thanks to Helpucation e.V., your presence has become our safe, sustainable foundation on both and advice and financial support. With Helpucation e.V. I could have a big break, go back to my school, spend time with family and paying the great attention to Asia Natural Tour which is my pot of rice, Thank you Helpucation team”, Said Samnang Chhon, the AKC Director.
We are looking forward to the fruitful work in 2018.
Love from AKC Family!

AKC Students Self Reintegration

Thank You Haven Restaurant, Thank you all trainers, thank you all staff and apprentices, and thank you to all Haven family!

The family of our Angkor Kids Center / All For Kids Organization, today is another great and meaningful day to celebrate the graduation ceremony Haven Cambodia with two of our family (Chan and Phalla) who have completed their one year intensive kitchen training granted by Haven Cambodia!

Eat responsible, eat at Haven Restaurant!

We are again excited to send other two apprentices (Chat & Navy) from AKC family for the next coming term!

AKC students self reintegration

Samnang (AKC director), Chan, Makara, Phall (from Left)

By the way, I am happy to inform you that after the graduation, Phalla and Chan will attend 3 more weeks of theoretical lessons with Haven Cambodia and will then start their internships on September 22nd (until December 31st) which are the place where they should get their job rightaway if they well perform.

Phalla at the Sojourn Boutique Villas, a luxury boutique hotel and Chan at The Park Hyatt Siem Reap, the International 5* hotel under the Hyatt luxury hotel chain.

Congratulations!

AKC Volunteers’ Self Reintegration – Career Development – AKC Team Success Story

AKC team success storyIt is a bit late but not too late to congrats our former volunteer teachers Mr Phlom THLOK and Ms. Samet SIN  for successfully graduating from their one year intensive course on Tourism at Paul Dubrule Hospitality school.

Congratulation Phlom! Just to let you know that Phlom is now started his tourism career in an Inbound Tour Operator in Siem Reap now.

Taking this opportunity and on behalf of Phlom, his family, AKC family as well as all the stakeholders would like to proceed our gratefulness to all his supporters especially the family of Larson who cover the entire course fees, Asia Natural Tour who introduced the family to Phlom’s family and One Step One Life for sponsoring Phlom’s basic living cost.

To learn more about the story of this scholarship and how Phlom moved on to the school and having a proper job, you might be interested in reading this earlier blog Phlom THLOK Steps on Another Stone.

What made us as the family of Angkor Kids Center / All For Kids Organization prouder, this year not only Phlom who graduated from this course, Ms. Samet SIN who was also our former volunteer teacher celebrated her graduation of the tourism course as well, sponsored by One Step One Life. Big Congratulation Samet! AKC Team Success Story

Want to give our team back of what they have contributed to Angkor Kids Center, use this sponsorship example to give. Contact Us now for further details.

Helpucation e.V. brings Light to AKC School

WE Said It and WE do It!

Just within a year after setting a goal and making the priority list where adequate light for AKC school has been on the Top priority that we have agreed among our local AKC team and the partner donor Helpucation e.V. team, this May 2017 has become another historic movement for Angkor Kids Center School after having its official parenthood from All For Kids Organization, the registered NGO recognized by the Ministry of Interior of Cambodia that a proper and full set Solar System has been installed at the school.

AKC New Solar Panel

The greatest thanks to Helpucation e.V. Germany, with you AKC would have never had this wonderful chance to have this precious gift. And thanks to all the team and expert who has involved in the project including: Mr. JUERGEN OLBORT, the solar expert from Germany, Mr. MICHAEL METZGER, the general support and light installer, Mr. Andreas Dorner, the ambassador of Helpucation, and the passionate camera team Mr. Benjamin Zecher Mr. Jan Turski who has done extraordinary great job to bring AKC fame to the international news, Thanks to Khmer Solar for doing the best job and flexible and do a great deal for All For Kids and yes thanks to all the local team and local authority and villagers for getting involved.

AKC Bright Classroom

By the end of the day here is what MICHAEL said on his Facebook Post:

That’s it! We are done! Finished installing the last LED lights in the school (and they all work;-). Thanks to Khmer Solar for their excellent work installing the solar system. Andreas, Samnang, Ben und Jan, it was a pleasure filming with you although I felt terrible that day;-) Jürgen Olbort, you are a star! I enjoyed every minute with you, whether working at the school installing lights or at the bar. We can be proud of ourselves! This project will change everything to the kids and teachers at Somrong Village…
A very special thank you to Andreas Dorner and his team from Helpucation.
Cindy, this is what we’ve done with your donation from HATW, thank you and thanks to everyone else who donated to make this happen! ❤️
And thank you for your tools Aaron🙂

Angkor Kids Center School

 

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