Save poor Children In Asia

By Janette Speyer | A non-profit organization that houses and educate poor children in Cambodia. Their mission is to fight poverty by education and self-responsible citizenship.

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In 2010 I had the good fortune to spend some time working at the SCAO school in Phnom Penh. At that time the classrooms were small, basic and the …

SCAO3 is opened!!

The big day finally arrived and SCAO 3 has offically been opened. (Pictures)<p>It was two years in the making, but through the hard work, of Mr Sameth, …

Phnom Penh

Facepainting at SCAO2

This Creative Friday the kids got transformed into animals. The volunteers at SCAO2 used colours to paint animals on the kid’s faces. The results …


Halloween Time

On the 31st October SCAO1 celebrated a Halloween Party with the students. We started in the morning and did face painting and made paper ghosts with …


Save Children In Asia

SCAO is a volunteer-based organisation. Every year in August 4 young adults from Germany come to Cambodia to volunteer for SCAO, sent by the German …

Save Children In Asia

SCAO is a volunteer-based organisation. Every year in August 4 young adults from Germany come to Cambodia to volunteer for SCAO, sent by the German …

Goodbye GRC-Generation 2015!

SCAO is a volunteer-based organisation. Every year in August 4 young adults from Germany come to Cambodia to volunteer for SCAO, sent by the German …


Soccer Tournament

Thanks for everyone who came down to watch the match and expecially we want to thank our students for playing!!<br>We hope we can do a tournament like …


Cleaning SCAO2 School

On Saturday morning, 23rd of July all of the SCAO family that could make it on such short notice drove to the village and stayed there until the …


Haiha, RCV 2016

Hey, my name is Hai Ha and I’m 18 years old. I’m from Berlin, Germany and I’m going to work as a volunteer at SCAO for one year. I started August, …

Berlin, Germany

Charlotte, RCV 2016

Hey <br>My name is Charlotte and I’m 19 years old. I’m from Eckernförde, a small town in the north of Germany. I finished school this year and have …


The Bracelet Game

Recently a new hype caught our SCAO-Kids. We call it the Bracelet Game. All the students got their arms covered by colourful bracelets and play this …


From Horror to Hope: SCAO Education Fights Poverty in Cambodia

<i>Flipboard MagMaker Janette Leon-Speyer takes us inside an inspiring project in Cambodia and the Flipboard Magazines that help to tell the story of a home for street kids that’s making a big difference in some young lives.</i><p>In 2009 I visited Cambodia. Like everyone else, I was interested in going to …

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Ceiling construction


Remember our Dancing Class at SCAO2? Here is a video to show you what they learnt, recorded by Gwen, the teacher of this class. Enjoy!

Hey everyone! Here is the first review from the volunteers that left us during the past few weeks. Enjoy! "Hey guys, I am Nora and I am from Germany. I am 18 years old and I live near Frankfurt Main. I wanted to do a social internship in a foreign country because I love travelling, meeting new people and learning different languages. Moreover I want to study medicine in the future and I play with the idea of becoming a pediatrist. My time at SCAO is over now and I wrote a short review about my time. In the last three months I taught an elementary class, an ABC-Advanced class, different computer classes, a German class and an intermediate class at the first school of SCAO. I stayed there from beginning of February till the end of April. Before I came to Cambodia I worked for a NGO in Vietnam. I also stayed there for three months and my main tasks were to play and spend time with disabled children. I‘ve never worked with children before but I liked the work from the very first day. In SCAO the other volunteers first introduced me to the different classes before I taught by myself. In addition to that the other volunteers always supported and motivated me. We weren’t only colleagues, we became friends and I miss all of them already. I really appreciated that every volunteer was accepted from the very first day and in case of problems or worries nobody was left alone, there was always somebody who offered help. In generally the solidarity was amazing – we cooked together, went to the market together, planned creative Fridays together and taught together. It almost felt like being in a family of volunteers. Nevertheless every volunteer received a lot of freedom, meaning that everybody could freely choose how to participate and teach. Every volunteer could organize one’s lesson individually and especially on creative Fridays every new idea was welcomed happily. Although I only worked at SCAO 1 I got to know the volunteers from SCAO 2 as well. During our free weekends we always made trips together and spend a lot of time exchanging ideas, tips and experiences. However I started to love teaching and now I don’t only miss the volunteers, but my students too. They were highly motivated, curious, interested, funny and especially kind. I was impressed how thankful they were for every single lesson. When I left all of them thanked me again and asked me when I will return (I hope it will be soon). Furthermore it was incredible how fast they learned and how varied their interests were. I wish them all the best and I am convinced that every student of SCAO benefits of that whole project. In my opinion working for SCAO broadened my horizon. I wasn’t only a teacher I was also a student. I have learned how important education is, how friendly Cambodians towards foreigners are, how teaching 23 attentive students is and how great helping others is. I would recommend SCAO for everybody and I hope that in the future more and more volunteers will travel to Cambodia and gain similar experiences. Now I am back in Germany and I look forward to sharing my experiences with my friends and my family. I will never forget the awesome time in Cambodia and I am sure that I will be back as soon as possible. Without doubt these three months were part of the best time of my life."


About<p>The Save poor Children in Asia Organization, S.C.A.O., is a Cambodian non-profit, non-government organization.<br>S.C.A.O. received its first …

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