Seventeen learners and five staff members of Asia Metropolitan International School (AMETIS) took part in an outreach programme, Project Cambodia 2 from July 4 to 8.
The school has been actively involved in community-based outreach activities since 2015, as they believe that learning takes place both in, and outside of the classroom. Previous programmes include Project Kerala 1 and 2, done in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
The outreach group spent two days at schools run by the Volunteer Development for Children’s Association (VDCA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia which runs two schools in rural areas of Siem Reap, with their evening school catered to young people who spend most parts of their days working to support their families. Here, they are taught English, hygiene and equipped with basic life skills to improve their living conditions.
The Anlung Pi Free School is a primary school and nursery for kids from disadvantaged families. The school provides free education, aiming to take the children off the streets.
The group from the Ipoh-based international school conducted various activities like language games, sing-alongs, painting sessions and hygiene-awareness classes.
Donations from friends and family allowed the group to provide the schools with 30 boxes of items that consisted of clothes, medicine, books, stationery, toiletries and food. They also made a cash donation of USD1200 (RM4800).