Hello, my name is Robert Parker, I am 33 years of age and come from Leicester in England; and am pleased to introduce myself as the new Assistant Manager at the Projects Abroad office in Cambodia, a job I began on 12 March 2012.
In the summer of 2010 I graduated from the University of Northampton in England with a 2:1 Honours Degree in Criminology with Creative Writing which I found very interesting. The main reason why I majored in Criminology was to enable me to work for the Probation Service in England, assisting offenders settle back into society, as I have a strong desire to work in a job whereby I help people, support them in achieving their goals and watch them develop as people.
Previously I have undertaken three teaching volunteering placements through Projects Abroad. From November 2010 until February 2011 I was working on a placement in Madurai, India. From November 2011 until January 2012 I was on a placement in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and lastly from February 2012 until March 2012 I was on a placement in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am confident that I will be able to draw upon my vast experiences of life as a volunteer to enable me to assist the volunteers when they arrive in Cambodia and to be able to deal with any queries which they may have while based here. This position will allow me to realise my ambition of working in a post whereby I help others, and am certain the experience of working here will allow me to further develop my knowledge and skills of work which involves supporting other people.
My main interest in life is football. For ten years, I had a season ticket at my beloved Leicester City Football Club and attended every home match along with regularly travelling around England to watch the team play away matches. Now I have to rely on the Internet to provide me with their latest results, details of forthcoming matches, and player arrivals and departures. I have undertaken some worldwide travel and, outside of Europe, I have spent periods of time travelling and living in Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, India, Cambodia and Vietnam .
I am excited to be working as the Assistant Manager and look forward to the challenges ahead and playing my part in the Projects Abroad Cambodia team.
Robert Parker, Assistant Manager Projects Abroad Cambodia
In February, one of busiest month, in Projects Abroad - Cambodia have offered an opportunity for two local interns to work for three months with us. They started on 13-February-2012.
Both are nice and friendly, eager to learn from and to help the team. Here it the brief of their background information.
Mr. Chhem Sovando
My name is Chhem sovando , I am a graduate student from Pannasastra University of Cambodia , majoring International relations ,previously, I worked as intern at Call Me Translation Service , position as translator and general assistant , presently, I have been working as intern at Projects Abroad , In my point of view , working as intern at project abroad Cambodia gives me a lot of experience that I have never faced before, Anyways, I can have a chance to work with different people especially foreigners( volunteers ), this is the only ways to improve my knowledge especially my English skill , this internship is very meaningful to my career in the future and I want to work for Projects Abroad in Cambodia. On the other hand, I do like project abroad especially they always have monthly dinner party with foreigner which make our feeling relax able and having fun. Most importantly, project abroad also have monthly dirty weekend that we need to go to organization to draw the picture on the wall or gate with volunteers or do some other activities, it is really much interesting for me. Finally, Thanks Projects Abroad Cambodia for giving me a chance to work with the team.
Mr. Sam Phanith
My name is Sam Phanith. I am, nowadays, finished Bachelor Degree of Informatics Economic at Royal University of Law and Economics (RULE), also a Third year student at Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), major in English for Business Communication. I used to work as Call Center Officer at Metfone. Moreover, I used to be a part time English teacher at ChhunHak School and volunteer teacher at People Improvement Organization (PIO). Working at NGO is my dream because I like doing social work which can help the communities or society. Projects Abroad plays a very vital role to assist Cambodia society due to many projects such as health care, teaching, human right… have been done by volunteers who come from different countries to improve educational system in Cambodia. It is a partly support to the government who wants to make our human resources better after Pol Pot regime. In addition, working at Projects Abroad gives me some experiences which are interest me like social work, communication, office work etc… due to now I am an internship staff and my role as a General Assistant; therefore I help all the senior staffs. That is why I knew and experienced each work.