With April and May’s celebrations of Khmer New Year, International Labor Day, Visakh Bochea Day, the Royal Plowing Festival, and King Norodom Sihamoni’s Bday, Senhoa’s Service Users have been enjoying plenty of time off! That means, Senhoa Staff have been keeping busy designing and preparing for lots of exciting new programs here at the learning center.
After Khmer New Year break, the girls returned to a completely remodeled classroom space with new lockers and a break area. We recognize that it’s important to work in an aesthetically beautiful and organized space so we wanted to create an area where the girls feel comfortable, creative, and inspired.
Every day of the week, the Senhoa Trainees attend a 4-hour Life Skills Program. There are 2 sessions a day: 10am-3pm with an hour-long lunch break and 1pm-5pm. The two sessions overlap at lunch time for a chance to interact with one another. The Life Skills Program includes English and Khmer Literacy classes, lessons on health, hygiene, mind+body awareness, and focuses on each girls’ individual life goals. On Thursday and Friday, the trainees learn Jewelry Theory and work with the Jewelry Program Coordinator, Linda Lam, on creating and designing their own pieces.
Recently, Rockstar Volunteers Jen, Hannah, and Jenifer have been working alongside Outreach Worker Kimang to deliver these lessons in an engaging way.
The Senhoa team is also currently recruiting artistic volunteers to work with the girls in designing murals for the walls and constructing an outdoor yoga studio on the roof of our new building. This space will serve as a tranquil haven for the young women to exercise both their minds and bodies. If you or anyone you know has an eye for design and an imagination that runs wild and happen to be in Cambodia or are interested in spending some time in Cambodia, you can contact Jen at Jennifer@Senhoa.org. We’re so excited about our new space and look forward to continue evolving it into an Eden of Consciousness.
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