|Monday, 20 September 2010 18:05|
|The Teacher Salary Program has begun. Mr Thy and Saophon worked with Anna Wythes (our previous long term volunteer from Australia) to develop a plan including fundraising. Teachers now get a monthly salary of $60 and can earn a bonus of $6 each month. Before teachers were only earning an average of $20/ month.
We hope this program will be long term and plan for funding until 2012. Money is being raised within Australia. We have people who generously donate each month and Anna holds fundraising events to support the Salary Program.
To receive the increased salary teachers must attend a weekly meeting, have good attendance to classes, complete lesson plans, attend professional development workshops to improve their skills and be willing to improve their skills by working with volunteers.
We are very happy to say that the teachers’ skills have improved and the program is working well.