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.
As I was returning to my hotel I passed a place called 吉米â€™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
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）.
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 .
When he was done with his talk he invited me to take the mic 和talk to the class. Iâ€™ll admit, I wasnâ€™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; Iâ€™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 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]
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.
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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.