English language teaching and responsible tourism for sustainable development of Cambodia
The project was implemented between 1 July and 31 December 2011 in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and counted with participation of one volunteer who stayed there from 18 September to 30 December 2011. The coordinator of the project was the Foundation "Cultures of the World", and the local partner was theCambodiaChildren Orphanage for Living and Training (CCOLT) and B2B Cambodia (Travel/Tours/MICE) Co Ltd.
The aim of the project was to improve the knowledge of English among children, students and educators working in CCOLT, to introduce innovative teaching methods, and to increase knowledge about geography and history of Cambodia among the students of CCOLT. Another component was promotion of responsible tourism in Cambodia in Polish tourist market , and familiarising the local partner’s employees with the specificity of Polish tourism market.
The volunteer carried out English classes (2 hours/day, Monday-Friday), attended by 27 children, 30 students, 10 CCOLT teachers and B2B officers. Every day she organised classes for pedagogy students, when they developed a total of 30 tests and updated 12 teaching programmes. The volunteer organised 6 workshops for pupils of CCOLT, with topics including history and geography of Cambodia. In addition, she organised trips to genocide museum (10 participants), and Chambok National Park (27 participants).
As part of the tourism component, the volunteer carried out 4 workshops for B2B employees (16 h in total), when 3 offers were developed and sent to 15 Polish travel agencies.
As part of the global education initiative, she prepared a photo exhibition and developed 3 lesson plans about Cambodia and responsible tourism, available at: http://kulturyswiata.org/materialy,1.