Saturday, July 16, 2011

Job, Job's Job's

Every summer we try to give our guys opportunities to grow and gain skills that will help them in the future. This summer we have 7 guys that have regular jobs. Kosal and Sam are going to Takeo province to be with Christian Cambodian families and see what they do and what it's like to live in the country side. Sam has gone back to the place he where he grew so much last year. He has a great attitude so I'm excited to see what becomes of it this year.

This is where Kosal will be at for 6 weeks this summer.

We have seen guys learn more language and survive without TV, computers, and internet. Staying closer to the culture they came from often brings a greater appreciation for what they now have and what they have been offered.

Mr. Kosol and Kosal

Mr. Kosal is a teacher at Logos International School. He and his parents have been gracious enough to have (our) Kosal stay the summer with them. They have pigs, chickens, two cows, some rice paddies, and also lead a church. We can't wait to see what Kosal will learn this summer.

David and Jonathan on their second day of work.

The first job is a big deal. Job hunting, interviewing, getting up on time, planning how to get there and back and learning about life outside of home and school. David and Jonathan got a job at a mini mart next to a gas station. They have to work 8 hours a day 7 days a week. They say that there is not very much business and they have a hard time finding things to do. I didn't know how long that could last and the owner had realized that the math didn't make scene after a month. They probably have more "engaging" work by now. Tom, the Director of Asian Hope (our boss), assures me that there is no need for concern. :)

Hocklee scored a job at the only Gloria Jeans Coffee in Cambodia.

Hocklee continues to take advantage of as many opportunities as he can get his hands on. Gloria Jeans had only one position open and Hocklee filled it. He works full days, six days a week and occasionally picks up extra shifts. He says he is very busy and is learning a lot. He even mentioned wanting to picking up a part time job during the school year.

This years 3 high school graduates Tia, Krumm, and Veassna started their internship at the Sanctuary after we left. I don't have pictures yet. From what I hear it is going pretty well and they have at least learned how to fold towels into Swans. I'm sure there is a lot more they are learning. It's just not as fun to post pictures of an expense report you generated in excel on facebook.

Pov will finish his internship at the Sancuary this summer. Before he is finished there he will have to train the new interns. Pov has already lined up a job with a tech company. I think he has started his new job by now.

Each guy is being challenged this summer and they will be better for it in the long run. It will be great to see what they have all learned.


KarenKTeachCamb said...

Hey, this is awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing how Kosal's summer with Mr Kosal went, and you just reminded me that I need to find out when Gloria Jeans is so I can check out Hocklee's skills! Thanks for posting this update on the guys.

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