01 March 2012

Robyn says

My time with the students would have to be one of the 
most rewarding and satisfying times of my life.  

Name: Robyn Donaldson                                           
Date of report: 17th February 2012
Work place/community at SCC: SCC school, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
Position/function: English teacher
Education: High School & various college courses
Years of post-graduation work experience: 30+ in Australia
Work experience abroad: This is my first time working abroad
Duration of voluntary service: Two months in Phnom Penh, one month in Siem Reap                    
Accommodations during voluntary service: Projects Abroad apartment 

My activities at SCC:
Teaching English – grammar and spelling rules; English conversation; map reading

I loved working with the students….they were enthusiastic about learning, and listened to what I was teaching them. It was such a pleasure to teach.  It was satisfying to see their confidence grow as they learnt more English rules & conversation each week.  I loved that they would practice their English conversation on a daily basis with me, and each other.  They were lots of fun and respectful also.  This experience is a major highlight of my life. The teachers are also very special and I now consider them my friends. I was treated with great respect.

I also thank SCC for supporting my suggestion of a day trip to Phnom Tamao.  We all had such a wonderful day, and I will always remember the happiness on the faces of the students as we visited the animals and relaxed over lunch. 

I’m also very happy that Projects Abroad organized supported my request to paint the classrooms in Phnom Penh – it gave the volunteers such great pleasure to brighten up the rooms.

I would like to come back one day and hopefully do more volunteering with SCC.

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