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

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:
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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!

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

 

What’s Next ? Stay with us 🙂

The old school condition improvement

Following the recent electricity survival and the main school condition improvement made possible by our core partner Helpucation e.V. based in Germany as stated in the previous blog HERE. Today we are happy to inform you that our original school / classroom has also been improved with the generous donation of One Step One Life, an Australian charity association founded by a young man, Mr Jake Stalkerr. Many  thanks to Mr. Hak Hien, one of our local volunteers for working on this and make it possible.

A donation of US$ 200 used to cover a pair of fans, a fold of electric wire used to connect from generator at the main school, better light tubes, switch and other installation stuff.

 

 

Thanks to One Step One Life for being one of our great and active partners!

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My time as volunteer in the AKC

Hi, my name is Kolja. I am 19 yeas old and I just finished my high school examn in 2015. This year, in the beginning of 2016, with the support of helpucation e.V. I had the great opportunity to travel to Cambodia and visit the AKC as a volunteer. Here is what I experienced.

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Unfortunately a homestay in Samrong as a foreigner is not allowed yet so I lived in Siem Reap, one of the biggest cities in the the country, which is well known for its vibrant traveler scene. The Angkor Kids Center is located 45 minutes drive from Siem Reap but fortunately Samnang organised a friendly Tuk Tuk driver, Proy, who drove me to the AKC. I enjoyed it every time, because for me it was interesting to observe the local people and to enjoy the landscape by driving past. Nevertheless this distance is an effort and complicates volunteering.

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The lessons in the AKC take place in the evening, so every day I arrived at AKC around 5 pm. At this time, many children play marbles at the playground or on the area around the AKC. The lessons usually start a bit later when the teachers arrive at 5:30 pm. On my first day there the children didn’t notice me, they were so much preoccupied by their games. It was a pleasant atmosphere. After the arrival of the young teachers, I had a friendly conversation with them about my journey and me in person but also about their lives. Most of the teachers are still students in other schools. They teach after that in their free time as volunteers.

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The classes with the younger kids were very loud. Almost 40 children and one young teacher who gave his best to teach them in English. It was all about the pronunciation: The teacher spoke out a word loudly and the class repeated it screaming. You can imagine that the lessons were quite vivid. Unlike the lessons for the older ones. Especially Phlom did very serious and good teaching. It was a pleasure to talk to his class on a high level. I told them things about Germany and my live and they gave me an insight into their lives. It was a very open and kind atmosphere.

I stayed for two weeks in Siem Reap, worked together with Samnang, with the teachers and the children and joined the “fence-project“. It was a great time and I was sad to leave this place. But I carry all the nice experiences with me. Until today it makes me happy when I think about that I’ve been at the AKC.

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Lost & Found Electricity for AKC school

As you know 70 percent of AKC evening English classes need electricity to supply the light tube in each class. From the start of the school, batteries were used and later on with the support from one of our partners, Link For Aid in Italy, a few panels of Solar were donated and installed to supplied the entire school, followed by the installation of the fans donation from Salet’s friends.

It is not strange that things not living eternally so as our AKC Solar Panels, especially when it is done by non-expert compiling installation, it was not our mistake but the different in budget is huge. From times to time we had to fix it and replace a several spare parts, and unit this late months, this year 2016, we learned that they are already out of date, even it is 40 degree Celsius of the sun heat, the energy could only supply for 30 minutes and that what was the half of the first class hours. Then some of our classes forced to pause a little bit.

As long as we have the commitment, there will be a solution to get out of those challenges, thanks to our core partner Helpucation e.V.  for making the temporary solution for our classroom light, furthermore a big fan has been also equipped to each room to lower the heat a bit. Thanks to all our local team especially Hak for helping to install and committed to invest the maximum from these stuff.

Hope you enjoy it and be part of our group.

Angkor Kids Center, For better education in Cambodia!

AKC Eyes Refreshing, AKC website development

With the current booming support from many potential partners, friends and visitors in most parts of the world which help to generate different means and channels by those supporters, Angkor Kids Center is now proudly introduce a catchy website with many area development from your last  seen surfing that you have made. Thanks to the existence of Helpucation e.V founded by a great, professional, and passionate team in Germany for making all these online marketing tools to be available on the web.

Here are some pages that we have updated.

Our Partner: https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/our-partners/

AKC Green Project : https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/our-projects/akc-green-project/

Our Stories : https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/our-history/

Our Team, work is still carrying on : https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/team/

Our Vision: https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/philosophy/

Our Partners: https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/our-partners/

Our home country: https://www.angkorkidscenter.org/about-us/facts-about-cambodia/

All in all, all pages, tools and navigation bars have been improved, please don’t miss ones.

Spacial thanks to Alexandra Seegerer as part of Helpucation team member for volunteering doing this wonderful job.

Hope you enjoy surfing around.

Angkor Kids Center (AKC), For better education in Cambodia!