Cambodia – March 2021

Written by our Cambodia Team.

March program in Supplementary Education Centre.

In March our supplementary Education classes Centre ( SEC) is running as normal. COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Cambodia, but the SEC is still functioning well and we are seeing an increase in the number of students who are attending the SEC class most days. In the supplementary education classes students and teachers are following the instruction of the Ministry of Health that everyone must: check temperature, wear mask and wash hands before and after classes. Recently, there are 431 students that attend our supplementary education classes

Teacher training updates.

In March the Cambodia team still continue in delivering the teacher teacher training program (TTP) to training our SEC teachers who are located in Centre 3 (the new building). From January 18th 2021 till March 4th 2021, Cambodia team has delivered 14 topics in 7 weeks. In the training sessions, Cambodia team, has focused on STEM learning, inquiry learning and environment awareness. The activities shown below are the SEC teachers learning about environmental awareness and waste management. The activities are linked to the STEM curriculum, where teachers design and draw pictures about how to keep and throw the waste in the correct place, before creating presentations about their ideas and findings based on group discussions. 

Eco-brick activity. 

After an hour in an Eco-brick training session, our SEC teachers understand the processes and were able to create eco-bricks. They collected plastic waste around the school, which they cleaned and dried, before stuffing into a bottle to create the brick. They told Phearom (Cambodia Community Coordinator) that, “Making Eco-Brick is very good to make the environment clean and instead of burning that harmful to the health, we can make Eco-brick instead, by just taking the plastic to fill into the bottle, and see it become a new interesting product”. 

COVID-19 update.

On February 20th there was the third case of Covid-19 infection in community, till March 4th, the Covid-19 active case in Cambodia is increasing and confirmed there are up to 909 active case. Now the government are worried and have closed the schools in Phnom Penh, Kandal province and Sihanoukville (city) to prevent the spreading to student and to other provinces. Schools in other provinces are continuing to study as normal, but must follow the instruction of the Ministry of Health to wash hand, wear mask, stand 1.5m apart and check temperature.

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