Story of Duk Channay-An Active Student

CCAFO English Language Center, a school which is located in the western, approximately 60 km away from Phnom Penh City, in Cambodia.  The school provides a free course to children living in the remote area where they lack the opportunity to access the English class as a second language educational program.   

Teacher Rem Ratana

Teacher Rem Ratana

Ratana, who has been working as the CCAFO English Language Teacher and Administrator since early 2017.  His qualification can teacher advance level.  He shared the story of Duk Channay, an active student.

Duk Channy, who is 10 years old, is currently a grade 3 students of Brochum Met Primary School that it is located in his community. Channy lives in Pong Teok Village, Peang Lvea Commune, Oudong District, Kampong Speu Province with his parents who the father is a farmer and mother is a grocery seller. He is the fourth son in the family.

Channy with his bike, after class at the CCAFO English Language Center

Channy with his bike, after class at the CCAFO English Language Center

One day in early 2017, his primary school teacher introduced the CCAFO English School and encouraged him to join the English language course, which later on, he made the entrance test and was placed to the Family and Friend level starter class, that the class was taught by Teacher Ratana.

When we asked why he likes to join the English language course? Channy stated that “when I knew about this English language school opens for giving the opportunity to children in my community to learn the language, I was so excited to hear about it so I took the chance to study.  I wanted to be the English teacher when I am an adult”.

“I recognize that Channy has gained better Basic English language, and he can foresee that Channy will reach his vision as an English teacher if he keeps learning and remain the active student.” Ratana said.

The story composed by CCAFO English Language Teacher Koem Davy, resourced by School Secretary Thea Panha and Teacher Ratana, July 31, 2018.  Edited by: School Principal Rithy Chandara, August 1, 2018

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