Derek Chiang

TASSEL is Hope

TASSEL is hope,
Says the shiny eyes
of my Cambodian students,
I see my reflection in the glint of each pupil,
I nod my approval as the children, so wise,
Raise their hands to respond,
For them, learning is play!  
Soon all will be English fluent, 
How mega-magnificent!
 

TASSEL is the support they need.  
Education increases their future opportunity.
Therefore, I lead so my students will succeed.
Each lesson widens the children’s scope,
Without which their lives are on a slippery slope.
Cambodian children are a joy to teach,
Are there more children I could reach?

 

Satisfaction comes sweet like peach
With every improvement in their speech,
By just looking at the children’s wide smiles
Every moment of teaching is worthwhile.

 

The TASSEL experience goes far beyond
Teacher-student bonds,
Through education,
TASSEL inspires learning, loving, happiness.
You, too, could be part of its progress!
The children’s faces say thanks for it all,
TASSEL is hope AND family after all.

NEW YORK CHAPTER,

NEW YORk, USA

  Derek Chiang and a student of the Banan TASSEL School, summer 2016.

Derek Chiang and a student of the Banan TASSEL School, summer 2016.

  Derek Chiang and his students at the Ratting School, summer 2016.

Derek Chiang and his students at the Ratting School, summer 2016.

  Derek Chiang, President of the New York TASSEL chapter with his students at the Samrang TASSEL school during his 2016 summer trip to Cambodia.

Derek Chiang, President of the New York TASSEL chapter with his students at the Samrang TASSEL school during his 2016 summer trip to Cambodia.