My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

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My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:16 pm

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By: Joshua Bottorff
2018

"The "kingdom of wonder" lacks a certain Western appeal that many of us look for when living in another country. Now don’t get me wrong; there is plenty for a Westerner like myself to do in this country. Gyms, bars, a booming nightlife, and the endless traveling. So despite Cambodia’s economic situation, in the back of my mind there is always that selfish feeling about moving to teach abroad."

"Alright, let's get to the point here. I moved to Cambodia to teach English, but I didn't stay in the English teaching role for long. I worked as a teacher for a local NGO (non-governmental organization / non-profit) teaching English to students and to rural English teachers for a little over six months. "

"As dedicated as the Cambodian staff were, there just wasn’t enough time for them to teach six days a week and learn English on their own. That’s when I started to look at a switch."

"I made the move from teaching and instructing into project oversight, fundraising, and proposal writing. I am still living in Cambodia but now work for a different NGO, utilizing my talents to help them do very important conservation work. "

"Looking back, I know I made the right decision getting my TEFL certification. It has helped me to understand the challenges in education. I make use of teaching strategies in everyday life, whether it’s building rapport with future funding partners, or correcting errors in a gentle way on proposals I look over."

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Re: My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by A10 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:43 pm

...and he posts pictures of him in Thailand in that article.
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Re: My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by cptrelentless » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm

I too spend most of my time here masturbating in a hammock.
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Re: My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:50 pm

Dude looks like a bum.
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Re: My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by atst » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:14 am

Now he can make more money living off charity than being a teaçher
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Re: My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

Post by sigmoid » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:09 am

Before he got into the whole ancient civilizations built by aliens thing, Graham Hancock wrote this book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/533 ... of_Poverty

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