this week i have been helping out my mummy-in-law teach over at transform cambodia.
for those of you who are unfamiliar with transform cambodia, it is a fantastic organisation that educates khmer children that come from the poor areas in phnom penh. they pay for them to go to a local school for half a day and they teach them at the center for the other half of the day. they teach them english, maths, bible study and hygiene skills. they give them a hot meal and also give food to their families.
we have been helping transform to write a new curriculum on world view. world view is all about family, community, city, country and the world. this week we taught classes on teaching ideas and craft ideas for the new curriculum to the transform staff.
the transform staff are so lovely. they are very eager to learn and so they make wonderful students. it was fun to watch them soak up all the new information and release the creative side in them.
we ran the class over three days and we covered a lot of new ideas but there is still so much more to teach them.
we were lucky enough to be able to have lunch at the center with the staff. we were served khmer food, i have no idea what it was but it was yummy. i am still getting used to eating a lot of rice. i left a bit of rice on my plate and that sparked some great conversations about what we like to in australia.
over lunch we were able to share all about our life in australia. they had many questions about what our culture is like, where we worked and lived and how we came to find ourselves in cambodia. i was even able to test out my khmer on them and they actually understood what i was saying!