The Library Project
The beginning of 2014 we finally got 5 different English classes at the week, one Khmer traditional dance class at the weekend and one small library with two books shelves that have more than 500 different books (story books, work books, dictionaries, etc - almost 50 percent of the books are story books). We now have 3 English teachers and one dance teacher. There are almost 150 students and from different ages, 5 to 18 years old. Every year we get more and more students faster than what we expected. Thankfully, each year we’ve been able to find more support in our community and from others to help us build up our school and greatly improve our students’ success. Even when we have some problems affecting our work and progress, we still keep going with slow and steady progress, finding a solution step by step together.
We have had many plans for extra projects since the founding of our school in order to support this school’s progress and help our students to improve themselves more quickly and easily. Many of these extra projects, such as an environment project to address pollution in our community, require more knowledge and understanding than our students currently have. So our first step is creating a library project so that they can learn about these other subjects as well as continue to improve their English. But the library we have now isn’t sufficient; we don’t have enough books or a budget to pay for a librarian to support programs like movies, Story Telling Corner, and reading competitions.
|30 of our students participated in a community clean up as part of an environmental awareness campaign over Khmer New Year in April 2014.|
So we need help from you all to help fund improving our library to create useful programs and support our students.
|One of two current bookshelves at countryside Class.|
This is the plan we have for our new library:
We need one salary for a librarian for one year in advance, one projector for the movie plan, a computer for keep documentary of the school and the movies; two books shelves and 500 different books, one