Especially for rural children, learning about technology opens up a whole new world of knowledge and with that knowledge, greater opportunities. Some of which include a chance to obtain better-paid jobs and potentially business enterprises.
PLF Canada has supported the Srayang dorm since it opened its doors. In 2012, PLF Canada was there to support the reconstruction of an existing space at the dorm for the set-up of a computer lab and they installed 13 new computers into the lab (which is run with solar energy). PLF Canada also supported the technology training for Phannak and Ravuth to get them ready to become teachers as well as managers at the new Technology Center.
Since completing their own training and studies, Phannak and Ravuth have been teaching and sharing their knowledge with other eager students at Srayang dormitory. They will continue to provide this training at the dorm but will now also train members of the community. In this way, Phannak and Ravuth will earn an income and, over time, the Technology Center will become self-sufficient.
Computer classes of an hour long take place twice a day and have the capacity for 10 students at a time. The students will pay a small monthly class fee and will be provided with general computer knowledge, including; Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel, virus protection software and media programs. The course curriculum was designed by PLF Cambodia’s technical teacher Sotheara Ly who used her own inability to hear to create a hands-on model for computer training.
The training is self-paced so the students can take as long as they need to complete each topic, or work as quickly as they want in order to pass their exams and receive their training certificate. It is the hope that the certificate will help graduating students to a bright future.
Educate children and they will create their own futures! School is the Answer!