Discovering 吉米’暹粒的学校

在东南亚旅行时,游览吴哥窟无疑是接近许多旅行路线的顶端,其中大部分将留在暹粒市。当时花了 在柬埔寨的几个星期 that I discovered a small project that aims to improve lives through education. Welcome to 吉米’s School.

吴哥窟的孩子们

在吴哥窟小跑了一天之后,我感到非常满意,但我惊讶地发现那里有多少孩子试图向我卖东西。无论是小饰品和纪念品,还是食品和饮料,都有一个孩子拥有您想要的东西。令人震惊的是他们的水平。

但是,我忍不住希望他们在学校。柬埔寨有免费的学制;然而,就像世界上许多贫困普遍的地区一样,当家庭不得不购买校服和课本时,问题就来了。许多人根本负担不起送孩子上学的费用。

在吴哥窟的寺庙购买纪念品
所有年龄段的孩子都在努力为父母赚钱。
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As I was returning to my hotel I passed a place called 吉米’s School 和decided to investigate. I popped in 和met 吉米, tuk-tuk driver 通过 day 和educator in the evening.

Free English lessons in 柬埔寨 at 吉米’s School

Discovering 吉米's School,  暹粒市 ,  柬埔寨
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吉米(Jimmy)向我解释说,他是用三轮车生意的收入创办了这所学校的,目的是为暹粒当地的儿童提供免费的英语课程。

He went on to explain that many kids are forced to sell things to tourists or beg throughout the day as it is the only way that the family receives an income 和are able to feed themselves. (在此处了解有关Milk Baby乞讨骗局的信息).

他的目标是在晚上免费教育他们。他希望他的一些孩子有一天能上大学,并为更好的工作做好准备,但是即使这些课程使他们更加快乐,更能与游客交流,吉米也将取得巨大成就。

帮助在柬埔寨教书

我问我那天晚上晚些时候是否可以上课,吉米解释说,由于这是一个公共假期,实际上没有上课,但是孩子们仍然会来吃饭,喝酒和跳舞,欢迎我加入他们。我接受了他的好意,然后回到酒店,进一步了解吉米的学校。

穿越吴哥窟
I caught these kids having a break from selling 和loving swinging around on the vines that hang from the trees.

My 经验 at 吉米’s School

Later that evening I headed back to school just as the kids were arriving. Smiling 和full of life they sat down 和paid attention as 吉米 spoke to them. He started talking to the class about the importance of education 和how they are the future of 柬埔寨 .

在他继续告诉他们,他们还很年轻的时候,全班同学一直在倾听,只要他们努力学习并互相帮助,他们就能取得他们想要的一切。这是一次鼓舞人心的演讲,我快要康复了。想想吉米(Jimmy)是位三轮车司机,想在自己的小镇上有所作为,是从头开始创建这所学校的,这真是令人鼓舞,全世界都需要更多吉米(Jimmys)。

Visiting 吉米'暹粒的学校
The smiling kids just let you know what a great job 吉米 is doing

该轮到孩子说话了

When he was done with his talk he invited me to take the mic 和talk to the class. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting this 和I have never done public speaking before so I was a little nervous.

Watched over 通过 a smiling 吉米, I introduced myself 和talked a little about schools in England 和then invited questions. The kids were great as they asked me about my travels, a project I worked on in 非洲 和what education is like there.

All in all, we were probably chatting together for a good 20-25 minutes. After I had finished the food came out. I helped to serve the kids before being invited to also have a meal myself 和join them, an unexpected bonus.

Once everyone was fed it was time for dancing, the music kicked in 和the kids went nuts as a few favourites were played. The little ones were going crazy to Gangnam Style 和The Macarena . . . well . . . the big ones were too; I’m not going to lie.

The 2 hours I spent with 吉米 in his school flew 通过 和before I knew it I was saying goodbye to the kids as there were smiles everywhere.

吉米's School

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吉米 is still a tuk-tuk driver 通过 day 和currently spends about 60% of his earnings on running the school. If you would like to know more, please send me an email 和I can put you in touch with 吉米 – [电子邮件  protected]

吴哥最好的嘟嘟车之旅

另一种有效的帮助方式是,如果您打算访问吴哥窟站点, 预定吉米带你去他的嘟嘟车。 He operates tours 和chat to him about what suits you 和your time frames. In my opinion, with a good guide, 一天  in 吴哥窟 is enough to get a good flavour 和see the main temples.

遗憾的是,尽管我的旅行很棒,但我只是回国时才发现这一点,我想和吉米一起去吴哥旅行真是太棒了。他已经能够建立自己的网站,可以在这里找到: http://www.jimmysangkortours.com

在Trip Advisor上找出其他人对他的评价: 吉米’行程顾问的吴哥之旅

It was an honour to come across such a great project 和spend a little time with someone as passionate as 吉米, something that will stay with me forever.

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37想法“Discovering 吉米’暹粒的学校”

  1. It’如此伟大的事业。这些孩子很特别吧’只是他们可以’不能接受良好的教育,但我们总是可以回馈社区。我本人每月两次参加企业社会责任活动,’能够沉浸在这些孩子的能量中,与他们交谈并尽我们所能帮助他们,真是太好了。喜欢你的故事!吉米的工作非常出色。

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  2. 我喜欢这个故事!您遇到如此出色的家伙的经历真是太棒了。这是我读过的最好的旅行故事。对他来说,这也是一个真正的好处,因为他也是一个很好的向导;)

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  3. This sounds like an amazing experience. We all take schooling for granted in the Western world. 柬埔寨 sounds like a beautiful country 和the kids are precious wherever they live. I’m glad you got to explore this great place 和that you’重新传播有关它的消息。

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  4. It’s sounds like you were lucky to meet 吉米! A once in a lifetime sort of person. Will 100% check out his site what an incredible thing he is doing for these children. What an inspirational man 和thank you for sharing!

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  5. 很棒的帖子,完全喜欢它。对于许多孩子没有我们中许多人视为理所当然的事情,这真是可悲。教育永远是每个孩子的必需品。吉米做得很好!

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  6. 感谢您分享这次经验!它向您显示了我们必须获得的特权和接受教育的能力。我在厄瓜多尔与街头市场的孩子们自愿参加,他们与父母一起在市场上度过时间而不是上学赚钱。它’某些人认为理所当然的事情非常了不起,而其他国家/地区的孩子对所收到的一切都感到满意。

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  7. 感谢您撰写有关吴哥窟庙宇以外的事物的信息– it’让更多的人了解吉米真的很重要’s efforts here! I’我很高兴他成立了这所学校,以便这些孩子拥有更美好的未来。我一定会看看吉米’我去吴哥的学校– especially as I’我要有我自己的孩子。我很想参与其中。

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  8. 我也喜欢在旅行时参与当地社区的活动。参观由嘟嘟车司机从自己的收入中创办的一所学校,并与孩子们见面,一定是一种独特的经历。当说英语的游客参观这样的地方时,它给孩子们带来希望,使他们娱乐并使他们相信自己。

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  9. It’阅读这些类型的旅行故事真是太好了!一世’d希望看到更多的博客作者找到可以分享的独特经验,而不是进行汇编“listicles” –要做的5件事…

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  10. 在印度,类似的情况是孩子们向游客出售东西。是的,他们太好了,可以把假发卖给盲人。
    Incredible story of 吉米s school though 和what an awesome oppportunity for you. Good on you for taking the mic!

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  11. 惊人的主动性。这些孩子应该拥有美好的未来。它’看到世界各地的孩子在这个年龄时乞求钱并拼命卖东西,让我感到心碎,他们唯一关心的应该是接下来要玩什么游戏。谢谢您的宣传,我一定会使用吉米’s services if I’m in 柬埔寨 .

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  12. It’当您找到回馈社区的方式时,您会感到特别’重新访问实际上感到合法。它’令人震惊的是,世界各地的孩子都被拒绝接受教育–但是,大多数人可能就是这样。吉米听起来像一个了不起的人!

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  13. 很棒的帖子。我认为您走出典型的旅游区来探索这种情况真是太好了,因为您不会’还没有找到吉米’的学校还是他晚上聚会的冒险!
    I love that he gives back to his community with the resources (as limited as they are) that he has! It shows you that just a little bit of love 和effort can go a long way.
    Thanks for sharing his info, I plan on going to Angor/Siem Reap next year 和will try to use 吉米 for my tour guide so I know that my $$ is going to the kids

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