TUKTUK TEAM HAS REUNITED👨👩👧👦
The TukTuk team have finally been able to come together after being separated for nearly half the year! The schools in Cambodia have also started again, of course with strict rules on social distancing (which is great!). Classes are limited to 20 students so they need to split the students up across different days in the week. They told us the activities they can do at the school are quite limited too. Recently there was a Cambodian ancestors holiday called 'Pchum Ben' which has marked the start of us adjusting to the new way of managing the schools under the new rules :)
Adrian & Mayu 🦘👘
A NEW INTERN, CHHING CHHING🎉
We have recently welcomed a new intern to the TukTuk team! Welcome Chhing Chhing, from Phare Ponleu Selpak art school in Battambang. Chhing Chhing studies graphic design and she is originally from Pursat. She doesn't like riding a motorbike (very unusual for a Cambodian!) so she rides her bike every day from her home 6km away. She told us that her dream is to illustrate children's books and draw for children. She will be creating worksheets and illustration bank for us. We can't wait to see all of her amazing work!
Phan Ey has been releasing many new songs and we have uploaded them on our YouTube channel (please Subscribe!) We don't get many opportunities to share them, so here is one of them called the "Rainbow Song" perfect timing before the rainy season finishes in Cambodia. The song teaches children the colours of the rainbow. Roberta, our early childhood specialist made actions up for this song to improve children's small motor movements. Phan Ey is the one sings, but Fy is the one in the video and he is certainly becoming an idol :)
NEW BOOK IS COMING SOON🎨
In the last few months, Choven has been busy working on worksheets and other book related materials and now with the help of Chhing Chhing, great progress is being made on our new book "Teeny Tiny Monsters". The story contains the familiar characters you might already know, Meakara and Ratana. Her work just gets better and better (as you can see from the picture above!) We can't wait for it to be ready!
KHMER OF THE MONTH
Khmer Word: Chol Chet
'Chet' means heart and 'chol' means to enter. So we get 'enter the heart', what do you think it means? Yes, it means 'like'. If someone asks you 'Yeang mech?' (How is it?) you can answer with "chol chet!"
Char Mee Sua (Stir Fried Glass Noodles)👇
JOIN THE KROUSAH!
Have you had a chance to read our emails about "Join the Krousah"? This new campaign would never happened without our amazing four virtual voluntukers. Oscar and Adrian are also a part of this team, they have been having meeting every week from different time zones, with different native languages. Nicolette planned this campaign way back in June and from then the others joined and now it has been more than 2 months working on this campaign. It's taken a lot of effort but everyone is very proud of the work so please support and join the Krousah!
Introducing our "Awesome Foursome" ↓ 🎶
VOLUNTUKER SPOTLIGHT |
Have you noticed the amazing improvements to TukTuk's social media recently? It is all thanks to our new marketing team, the "Awesome Foursome". Nicolette is working on fundraising planning, Mengchu is working on social media planning, Phoebe is working on blog posts and Sara is working on all the graphic designs. Coming from around the world in Singapore, Cambodia, Australia and England, but there is no border between them! They are sharing their own strengths and making the best team! We are so lucky to have them all.
Thank you, Nicolette, Mengchu, Phoebe and Sara for all of your hard work!
We are currently looking for volunteers with the following skill sets to help TukTuk bring educational resources to Cambodia;