people and places: Community healthcare in Siem Reap, Cambodia
This project meets the needs of families who are on or just above the poverty line in 3 farming and fishing villages between Siem Reap and Tonle Sap Lake. Life in these villages still revolves around subsistence farming and fishing. A programme of healthcare and education is being established for these communities.This is a new initiative and volunteers will help the local staff and volunteers to develop a programme appropriate for the community they seek to serve. The local community finds it practically impossible to source healthcare support - it is both expensive and remote. Volunteers are welcomed to work in this holistic project, and placements will be specifically designed to use whatever experience the volunteer brings: • social workers from all disciplines • nurses and health practitioners • early childhood development • health visitors and nutritionists • midwives and geriatric nurses • First Aiders • preventative medicine practitioners • human resources practitioners to help with organisation, employee and community members development. To further explain the holistic nature of this project, each weekday, 250 children and young people, aged between 3 and 24, attend the English language programme and 30 young people and adults are learning in the vocational training section. Training is given in domestic electrics, weaving and wood-working skills, supported by adult literacy classes. A crèche is provided for younger siblings and the vocational training students’ children. There is a junior football team who compete in local tournaments.
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