Hello everybody!! My name is Clara, I am 18 years old, and I am from Germany. I had been teaching for the last 3 months from January until April 2017 at SCAO 1 in Phnom Penh. During my stay, I taught about 2-5 classes per day, and they were all very different in term of level: from ABC Beginner courses, where I taught the first letters to the younger students, until Elementary class, where I and the students could interact and had a lot of interesting conversations and made many cool projects. In addition to my teaching, I really loved living with the other volunteers in the volunteer house, the teamwork with our Khmer teachers, the daily bike rides to the market and laundry as well as the relaxing weekends in Phnom Penh!! One of my best memories at SCAO was definitely my last day on the 6th of April, when our whole school celebrated Khmer New Year. We were playing games, singing, eating fruits and dancing together. I really won’t forget all those cool dance moves, happy faces and big smiles!! To sum up: A big thanks to Mr. Sameth, his family and “my” head volunteers Hai Ha and Charlotte, who made these 3 months an unforgettable time of my life!!
Thanks for everything Clara! We wish you all the best