In Kampong Phluk In 2010 Pagna began teaching free English classes to the children of Kampong Phluk. He believes every child should have the opportunity to learn English and to get an education as this can lead to living more prosperous lives. By learning English the children can secure jobs in the tourism/hospitality industry, thereby lifting themselves out of poverty. When he began, Pagna had no school to teach in so he taught in his house during the wet season and under his house during the dry season. Thanks to the generosity of tourists passing by he was able to supply pencils and notebooks to the children. Eventually a whiteboard, some desks and chairs were donated. Today, over 120 children are taught English at the PCEF English language school in Kampong Phluk in five classes per day, seven days per week. Lvea Village In December of 2013 a new school opened in Lvea Village at the request of the villagers. Lvea Village is Pagna’s home village. He was born and raised in this farming community set amid beautiful rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see. In the beginning, the children were taught under Pagna’s father’s house while we tried to raise enough funds to build a small school. Thanks to many wonderful donors we did it! The new school was built in May of 2014 and we are now teaching 200 students from five surrounding villages. In addition to building the English language school, our goal is to institute several community outreaches programs which will benefit the community as a whole rather than just the children. We believe that by offering assistance to family units rather than individual children we can provide a more holistic and sustainable way out of poverty. If you share our vision and would like to help us and the children of Lvea Village and Kampong Phluk Commune, please visit our How You Can Help page.
I am very lucky and proud to have international friends and family, who love and trust me. I am happy with living an honest life and making a difference in the world.
I teach English language at the school. I have 7 people in my family. My father’s name is Senn, and he’s a fisherman, (passed away). My mother’s name is Sormbou, and she’s also works a fisher. She’s 62 years old. In fact I am from a fisherman family and I have one brother who is fisher and two sisters who are fishers also, and one younger sister, she is also an English teacher. I want to be a teacher because I want to help develop the children here in the countryside. This is my purpose in my life. You know, when I can do this I am very, very happy. I can do my part to help our society develop.
Srey Vong Leng
I teach English language in PCEF School. I have seven people in my family. My father’s name is Senn, and he’s a fisherman, (passed away). My mother’s name is Bhen Sambo and she is also a fisher. I have two brothers and two sisters and I am the youngest in my family. Why do I wish to be a teacher? Because I want to give the knowledge to the people who live in the countryside especially the children living nearby the Tonle Shap Lake likes Kampong Phluk. I am very happy that I teach at PCEF School.