Our Campuses - Kampong Cham
- The Kampong Cham campus is one of two CSKU branches set up for fee-paying students, as part of CSKU's strategy to become financially self-sufficient. The revenue generated supports the operating costs of all three campuses. As most fee-paying students are also working individuals, classes in Kampong Cham are typically held in the evenings and weekends. Volunteers should also be prepared for a wider age range in their class, and be sensitive to the work commitments their students may have outside their academic pursuits. Your assessment system may require some modifications accordingly.
- Past volunteers have found it more practical, for example, to place less weight on attendance, and more on the final exam. But it is up to each volunteer's discretion to adjust their teaching method to suit his/her classes. Teaching private, working students will differ from teaching their full-time counterparts in Kamchai Mear. While one may have to sacrifice some of the high-school naivety that is the bedrock of the joys of teaching in Kamchai Mear, the practical experience that the working students have may enrich the educational process considerably.
- Kampong Cham is a beautiful town, which boasts of the Mekong River, the Japanese Bridge â€“ the longest in Cambodia - spanning the river width, and many more attractive features. Perhaps her greatest appeal lies in the fact that she straddles the fine balance between Western modernisation and Khmer authenticity. While she offers the conveniences of an urban dwelling, she remains a peaceful, quiet town whose Khmer identity is not marginalized by foreign influences.
Accommodation and Food
- Volunteers stay in one of the guesthouses near the campus. The facilities are very comfortable, and are similar to guesthouses found in Phnom Penh.
- Volunteers eat at local restaurants and laundry is done at the local cleaners. CSUK reimburses the costs of these. There are a few western restaurants in town, as well as a host of Khmer and Chinese options.