Volunteer Posts

  • Running with his “CFC Orange Family”

    Submitted by Peik Chun Chun is a former CFC student and current CFC Career Preparation Assistant. “On December 2, 2018, I ran a Khmer Empire half-marathon with CFC family in front of the famous Angkor Wat temples. I felt so excited to meet many people from difference places all around the world. This year I

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  • How far would you run for education?

    Submitted by Christin Spoolstra, former CFC Deputy Country Director In 2016, I ran my first-ever 10km at Angkor Wat alongside CFC as part of the first annual Race to Better Education. As I crossed that finish line, the sweat was mixed with pride – pride in myself and my personal accomplishment but also pride in

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  • Hurdling obstacles to raise funds in Kid’s Spartan Race

    Submitted by Renee France, CFC Singapore Operations Manager My six-year old daughter, Vivienne (Vivi), and her friend, Isabella (Bella), are both students at the Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore. A few weeks ago, the school newsletter advertised the Kid’s Spartan Race in Singapore, an 800m dash complete with various obstacles – climbing, crawling, running

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  • Volunteer reflection

    Submitted by volunteer Charlotte Sansom Charlotte wrote this reflection after spending time in Siem Reap in August 2018 conducting research for her dissertation research. Charlotte’s mother, Katie Sansom, a teacher at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore, has been an integral leader for CFC’s international teacher training program since its early days. I grew up in

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  • Student volunteer reflection

    Submitted by Tom Atkinson, Year 12 student at Tanglin Trust School in Singapore. Tom wrote this reflection after returning from his school’s annual volunteer service trip in July 2018. “When we landed in Siem Reap, we were taken to Kravaan Primary School where we would spend the next three days helping the teachers with English

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  • Five Reasons Why I Decided to Return to Cambodia

    Submitted by volunteer Maria Sato Maria wrote this article in June 2017 before she returned to Cambodia as a long-term CFC volunteer. Her experience with CFC solidified her decision to pursue a career in teaching, and she will be starting Teach for America in Providence, RI this June. As some of you may know, I

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  • ICT program teaches how to learn with technology

    Submitted by Christin Spoolstra (CFC Deputy Country Director) with input from Voeun Vantha (ICT Program Manager) Over the past two years, CFC’s computer class has transformed into an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Program, shifting from a content-focused course teaching about technology to a skills-based course where students learn how to learn with technology. Our students

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  • Teachers strive to always give more to their students

    Submitted by Christin Spoolstra, CFC Deputy Country Director After the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge in 1979, one of the first steps Cambodia took was to begin rebuilding the education system. Year Zero had certainly been achieved in the complete destruction of the educated population. Teachers had either fled the country or had been targeted

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  • Why Early Childhood Education Matters

    Submitted by Christin Spoolstra, CFC Deputy Country Director Day after day, I see evidence that Early Childhood Education (ECE) holds the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. For ECE to be successful requires the understanding, support, and involvement of a child’s caregivers; this is a worldwide finding of ECE programs, but it is particularly

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