Category: Program Updates

Posted on: August 9, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

Bike-To-School Ceremony

This week Chanleas Dai Primary School celebrated the graduation of 106 sixth grade students, all of whom earned a PEPY bicycle through our Bike-to-School Program.  By graduating and passing the end of year exams as well as attending PEPY’s monthly educational programs, the students earned bicycles which we hope they …

Posted on: July 29, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

A Flat Adventure from PEPY’s English Program

By: Kyla Solinger, Teacher Trainer For the last two months, students in PEPY’s English program have been squashed flat and sent on adventures around the world! Based on the best-selling children’s story “Flat Stanley”, The Flat Stanley Project is an international literacy and community building activity which seemed perfect for …

Posted on: July 23, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

Classroom Libraries in Practice

By Kyla Solinger, Teacher Trainer The brand new Chanleas Dai Junior High School building has proven to be an excellent location for our classroom library training. Months of planning and designing the classroom library model have been put into practice and the classroom library units are now in their classrooms! …

Posted on: July 9, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

The XO Computer Family Doubles

Last week PEPY received a batch of 100 brand new green XO computers to share with the children of Chanleas Dai. Last year PEPY introduced its first 100 “One-Laptop-Per-Child” XO computers, commencing a critical thinking and project-based XO program for 4th-6th graders. These computers have been a huge hit with …

Posted on: June 30, 2009 Posted by: daniela Comments: 0

Room to read-ing

Last week, PEPY played host to a global team from Room to Read who are looking at the Classroom Library Model as a way forward for their South East Asia library programs.  The RtR team from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam were joined by management staff from the Regional Office in India and the …

Posted on: June 10, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

50 Classroom Libraries!

The Classroom Libraries project you’ve been reading about for the past few months has launched! Over the past few weeks, 50 classroom library units were installed in 10 different schools and over 12,000 books were placed in the hands of eager teachers and children. Along with the library units and …

Posted on: May 29, 2009 Posted by: Maryann Comments: 0

What is a Classroom Library?

And more importantly, why is PEPY involved with them?  Great questions, and we’ve been spending the past two weeks answering them in 10 rural schools around Siem Reap province.  As we introduce the Classroom Library model to teachers in the pilot schools selected through PEPY and Room to Read, we are …

Posted on: May 29, 2009 Posted by: PEPY Comments: 0

Art project at Preah Lean

Last week Preah Lean teachers and students spent an afternoon with visiting graphic designer Maria Perez and resident PEPY staff, Thavry Thun on a participatory art project to decorate their new school.  For most students it was their first opportunity to paint!  Teachers, PEPY staff, and even community members joined …

Posted on: April 26, 2009 Posted by: Maryann Comments: 0

April Child-to-Child Trainings

Here at PEPY, we know that things are going well when our staff are too motivated to take vacation.  On the first day of the Khmer New Year holiday, normally a time of rest and relaxation, PEPY held two trainings in Chanleas Dai, with enough laughter and learning that it …

Posted on: April 22, 2009 Posted by: daniela Comments: 0

What ELSE? — Khmer Early Literacy Books

This is the second post in a series about what ELSE PEPY does.  Click here for the first post. One of the keys to learning to read is getting books at the right level into the learners hands, or so my mother, an educator for over 30 years, tells me.  …