The Learners' Village
SiloamXperience Outreach Limited (SOL) is proud to be the main sponsor of The Learners’ Village, a vocational and life skills training institute to equip Cambodian youths and women with employable skills. We are working closely with a local NGO, Siloam Mission & Development Cambodia Organisation (SMDCO) in the school building and are targeting to enrol 80 to 120 students per year.
Located in Toul Damnak Village, Chong Dong Commune, Baray District of Kampong Thom Province, The Learners' Village will reach 49 villages in the vicinity, consisting of 13,529 households with 68,544 people, including children and youth. It seeks to empower them to break free from the poverty cycle and inspire them to dream of a better future for themselves and their future generations.
It will offer programmes in:
- Hospitality & Tourism
- Food and Beverage Preparation
- Beauty & Personal Wellness
- Business & Retail
- Facilities & Event Management
It will also comprise facilities that serve as “Learning Labs” for students to experience hands-on learning. The Learning Labs include:
- Multipurpose Hall
- Retail Space
After acquiring a piece of 1.4-hectare land in early 2014, soil was filled to level it in 2016. The boundary wall and gate was then built in 2018 and an interim office/ guardhouse was built in 2019.
The construction of The Learners’ Village will be done in phases. The next step is to lay the foundation for the entire site and build the annexe building to accommodate the training programmes and community activities.
If you would like to contribute directly towards the building of The Learners’ Village, you may consider the “Sponsor A Room” scheme. By sponsoring a room in The Learners’ Village, you are giving the key to unlocking endless opportunities through education. A Sponsor Plaque will be displayed outside the room. You could also feature your sponsor’s story and the hope and dreams you have for the students. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It may seem like a big and audacious goal to build a training institute of this scale but we see this as critical in bringing lasting transformation to Cambodia. We are willing to take baby steps and do whatever we can to see it come to pass. We hope you would join us in this journey of building The Learners' Village that will impact generations of Cambodians. If you share the same vision as us and would like to support our big and audacious goal in any way, get in touch with us today!