Each week, our students come to school around 12pm in anticipation for the 1pm class. Our two Khmer volunteers and one staff member start the lesson off with a game. The are then shown how to make a craft item, and then are encouraged to incorporate their own individuality and unique flair into it.
Teacher Phyrom provides the students with a quick living values lesson, then they watch a movie for half an hour whilst some of our volunteers hang up the artwork in our study area in order to create a sense of pride and achievement for our students who happily point out to their friends which artwork is theirs. At 2:30pm our students each receive a banana to snack on during their ride home.
This program has brought out our students creativity, a trait which is often stifled at Public School.
*Chanta is 12 years old. When he first began attending art class he sat off to the side and when our staff tried to engage him, he replied with “I have no ability.” Slowly but surely, Chanta began participating in class and his creativity and confidence improved greatly under the guidance of our team.
Nowadays Chanta attends art class most weeks and we have been able to enrol him in our English classes, too! Our art classes are a good avenue for our students to become involved in our other projects.
It costs $3 a month to sponsor a child in art class. Become a Creativity Champion today!