This is Tam, one of the volunteers from the University of Nottingham and I arrived at NFC on the 11th July with Jess, Anna and Cailin. We began by interviewing the older students who are about to go to university and leave the orphanage. Following this, we found out which courses they were interested in and at which universities they wanted to study at so we could start to plan trips for the students to learn more about their courses. We met with the Director of NFC, Socheat, to confirm that these students were capable of doing their respective degrees and advised us on which route to take. Meanwhile, we started to deliver CV and cover letter sessions to the older students. They found this very helpful as one of them needs to write a letter of interest for some work experience that we managed to arrange. The University Guide is almost complete and we are in the process of finding a competitive price for printing as many NGOs have already placed orders. We have also had two meetings at translation companies in Phnom Penh to try and get the guides translated for free.
We will update you with our progress!