Tag: Child Friendly Schools

Posted on: February 22, 2010 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Primary School Development Update

It has been fascinating to watch Chanleas Dai and Prasat Knar School Support Committees work through their first respective Primary School Development Plans (PSDPs). As part of the PSDP methodology, we’ve been working for the past 3 months with each school to build, strengthen, and train a School Support Committee …

Posted on: October 23, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Expanding PEPY Programs

There have been unforeseen delays in starting school this year as a result of the severe floods that devastated Cambodia this fall. But now that classes are finally in session, we want to give you an update on the changes to PEPY’s school program occurring this year.  In some ways, …

Posted on: October 23, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

PSDP — PEPY’s New Approach

In our current Team Journal series on Sustainability, we’ve talked a little bit about the history of PEPY’s work in Chanleas Dai, most of which has been at Chanleas Dai Primary School.   Since 2005 most of our programs have been at one school–focusing on 1) providing supplementary classes outside the …

Posted on: September 9, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Literacy Camp II — Nothing Exceptional

I’m excited to say that PEPY’s recent literacy camp was an incredibly successful event. But this year, it wasn’t all that exceptional. When the principal said he wanted Khmer Literacy to be the focus of his school last year, we began discussing the idea of a literacy camp in May …

Posted on: August 21, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Literacy Camp Underway

PEPY’s second annual literacy camp has begun! This week 45 teachers from around Chanleas Dai, a dozen PEPY staff, and 2 teacher trainers from the Provincial Teacher Training College are beginning their first week of Literacy Camp.  Like last year, the camp is made up of two parts: a week …

Posted on: May 26, 2009 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

Sustainability and New Models: Lessons Learned

When we began working at Chanleas Dai in 2005, we did so without background knowledge about the area, and without a plan that aimed at sustainable, community-driven programs.  We made many mistakes, always intending to “do good” but lacking the understanding of what that really meant.  What we quickly realized …