PeopleStories is gearing up to implement Smart School Anywhere (SSA), a new initiative that has recently been approved by the Governor of Bakong and it will transform rural education from “Chalk & Talk” to “Flick & Click”.
The key features of SSA are more ICT-trained teachers, greater digital literacy skills for children and supporting the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports’ strategic goals. The benefits will be greater school enrolments, lower dropouts, greater academic results and better future workforce. Smart School Anywhere will be a role model for innovation, which we hope to roll out to more schools.
Chee Ming mused, “PeopleStories provides a good opportunity for me to be more involved in volunteering work, one where I can be more directly involved in the overall end-to-end charity program. It also allows me to learn the operations of a Charity organisation, from which my horizons are widened. Perhaps this experience may lead to further opportunities in more charity operations or activities.”
Working with the SSA team which is fully staffed by volunteers is a challenging process. Hence, Chee Ming seeks to understand the working dynamics of the SSA team by adopting an open and receptive mindset to seek and learn continuously.
The SSA initiative aims to help young Cambodians with greater job readiness when they graduate from high school, arm them with the necessary skills for 21st century and transform lives through greater access to quality education. This is in line with our eventful goal of sustainable partnership.
What is something new Chee Ming is starting in 2022? He shared readily, “I am working to improve and expand my current exercise plans to keep up my health and fitness. Equally important, I am also going to meet up more frequently with friends. Especially when these have been hampered by the earlier Covid restrictions.”
We are sure Chee Ming will be able to keep up with his resolutions by incorporating it into his daily schedule. What about you? What is something you are starting in 2022 as you gear up for the year? Want to help the underprivileged students gear up too?
Story written by: Volunteer Bok Hoon Ong