The PEPY Ride Overview
Geographic areas served: Chanleas Dai Commune, Kralanh District, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Programs: Program: Partnering with Schools
This program enhances the government curriculum that is administered in every Cambodian government School. Classes are available to junior high school students in Chanleas Dai commune. We also provide training and curriculum development assistance to primary school teachers at Cambodian government schools.
Creative Learning Classes are designed to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and to allow students to express their ideas creatively and collaboratively. Students use XO computers and open-source programming software to create educational games and conduct research on the internet.
The Engineering Club is available to 7th and 8th graders. Over 30 students meet each week for an hour to work on a wide variety of projects in the field of engineering, including robotics, XO laptop repair, and the creation of structures out of various materials.
The Newspaper club is available to 7th and 8th graders.Students meet 3 times a week and focus on developing skills including interviewing, structuring newspaper articles, and photography. Through these lessons, students improve writing techniques, build confidence in their abilities, and strengthen relationships with their community.
Supplementary English Classes, available to junior high school students, give students a competitive advantage when pursuing their professional dreams for the future.
Exam Preparation is provided during the spring semester in Math, Khmer, Chemistry, and Physics to 9th graders.
We offer Dream Manager support to 9th graders by helping them identify their dreams and goals for the future and encouraging them to discuss and address any challenges that may need to be overcome.
Traveling Teacher Support provides supplementary training to 14 primary school English teachers for the 2011-2012 school year to help them excel in the classroom. PEPY provides TTS to all schools in Chanleas Dai commune that have a 5th or 6th grade classroom, thereby helping these schools achieve the English curriculum component as required by the government.
Program: Community Development
The Community Development Program consist of both the Child-to-Child and the Young Leader project.
Child to Child clubs encourage children aged 5-14 to identify issues they encounter on a regular basis, such as dengue fever or pollution, and then plan a course of action to work for change within their own neighborhoods. Currently there are 16 Child Clubs with a total of 261 participants, and 8 educators to facilitate these clubs.
The Young Leader project, initiated in 2011, consists of voluntary action-based groups for young people age 15-25. Participants seek to identify, learn about, and solve tangible problems in their own communities, thus building life skills and self-confidence. The purpose behind the project is to provide a development model appropriate for young adults based on the success of PEPY's Child to Child initiative. The clubs follow a 40 week curriculum, covering topics such as financial management, reproductive health, presentation skills, domestic violence, time management, and emotional awareness. Currently there are 6 Youth Clubs with a total of 57 participants, and 5 educators to facilitate these clubs.