Health & Sanitation Program Report – November 2016

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In November we had three incredible volunteers head to Cambodia to deliver Health & Sanitation program to our schools. In partnership with ASHA and EcoSoap, Dr Stacey Davie, Dr Andrew Lewandowski & Rosie Bourke presented on a range of topics to students and teachers, including; Hygiene (hand washing & dental health), Sexual health (Birth control, STI’s, Puberty & Periods). Donations of bars of soaps, liquid soaps (for classrooms), toothbrushes and toothpaste were also distributed throughout the school and very well received. Over 40 ‘Days for Girls’ kits were also distributed, which include reusable pads with a washer, soap and a carry bag.

“The girls were shy to begin with but soon were lining up to learn how to use them and really were so grateful as they soon realised how much money could be saved each month and the convenience of the kits”

This was an wonderful initiative and was really well received buy the elders, students and staff in the communities. Click here to read full comprehensive report - Health & Sanitation Report

  • The children are just delightful and it was a pleasure to work with such dedicated staff. This trip has been busy but very rewarding….. I am learning so much more about this incredible country and all its difficulties. I can see why so many people are so passionate about Cambodia.

    -Anne, Volunteer 2016
  • Not only do they help this new young generation learn English, which is the goal, but there are so many who are benefactors of the generosity of this group, that I am so glad I found. If you ever wonder in your life if one person can make a difference , you now know that they can. 

    -Glenda, Volunteer 2016
  • This was the most rewarding experience I have ever had as a student teacher

    -Abbie, Volunteer 2013
  • I would recommend volunteering to anyone and everyone, particularly those who love kids, enjoy a challenge and hope for a holiday that they’ll never forget

    -Jasmine, Volunteer 2012
  • Although volunteering is a giving thing I came away from the whole experience with a sense that I had certainly gained more than I had given

    -Julie, Volunteer 2014