During the last week of classes for the 2013-14 school year, one of the most memorable events at BEA was our surprise "thank you party" for our two incredibly dedicated and hard-working teachers, Teacher Shally and Teacher Sarith. Unknown to both teachers, all the students and staff were able to organize the entire party without either of them finding out about the surprise party. This was especially tricky since we had to move all our tables and bookcases in the library, decorate, sign cards and set up the cake and drinks while Teacher Shally and Teacher Sarith were in their classrooms. While Nicole ran into town to get the cake and kept the teachers distracted from the party preparations, Sreynet and her crew were able to finish setting up for the party. When we called both teachers down to the library, they were completely shocked to be greeted with cheers and applause from all of their students.
The Bayon English Academy (BEA) is an accredited NGO school that provides English language education, leadership, and job skills programs to underprivileged youth from well-trained teachers in a safe, clean and professional environment in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Nicole is BEA's director.