Tips for your first week teaching English in Cambodia

Every year, we see up to 100 newly qualified TEFL teachers enter the classroom as volunteer English teachers for the first time. Some are eager, some quietly confident; others need a little encouragement and guidance. Here are a few of the things we tell them: Don’t plan extensively before meeting your students. Its tempting to sit down and plan out …

Pchum Ben in the Village

Volunteer Experience: Prue, Ally, and Jonny spend Pchum Ben festival with Chiva and his family, in Kompong Cham province. Pchum Ben, the religious ‘Ancestors’ Day’ festival is one of the pinnacle celebrations of the year for Khmer people. Phnom Penh empties as its inhabitants clog the major roads to head back to their “homeland’s”- villages spread across Cambodia’s 25 provinces. …

CWF Kratie opens for its first semester!

Kratie is open! A few weeks ago we announced that we were at last opening a new school, in the rural town of Kratie – a small rural town known for its river sunsets, Irrawaddy dolphins and CRDT headquarters. On Sept 14 we opened the doors to 80 students taught by 2 volunteer English teachers for the pilot semester of …

Crowdfunding a Travel Guide to support volunteering

Click here to view Jaydins crowdfunding campaign page Long time CWF volunteer, Jaydin, has been taking notes; and now he’d like to share them. Jaydin is crowdfunding a unique travel guide, written over the past year or more, and plans to use any proceeds to fund further training, and volunteering with CWF! The goal is $5100, which Jaydin says will …

An Epic Bike Ride on the Mekong Islands

Bike ride through rice paddies in cambodia

A post by Victoria Lewis, CWF Semester 37: Kratie! A relaxed and friendly riverside town and one of the most popular areas in Cambodia to see the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphins which I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of whilst relaxing on a boat ride along the Mekong river with CWF and the other volunteers on a trip that …