Monday, 20 July 2015

House above the Water (HAW) Community Clinic

The House above the Water (HAW) Community Clinic which is funded by CamKids, is located in the Stoeung Meancheay Commune of Phnom Penh. Approximately 280 families live in slum conditions, with many having limited access to sufficient lavatories and clean water.  The inhabitants therefore suffer a range of preventable health problems on a regular basis. As a result, the mobile medical team from One-2-One provides much needed medical, nursing and maternal health care to families that wouldn’t otherwise receive these services. 
The medical team provides the following services at the HAW clinic:
  • Medical care - includes treatment for a range of common injuries and illnesses such as dengue fever, acute infections, diarrhea, common colds, typhoid fever, malaria etc.
  • Nursing care - includes health and hygiene education to adults and children and administration of basic health care, including height and weight measurements, de-worming (in line with the Cambodian National Strategy), nail cutting and wound care.
  • Maternal care - includes prenatal and antenatal checkups, provision of vitamin supplements, vaccinations, breastfeeding and birth control advice for pregnant women before, during and after delivery and gynecologist referrals for HIV testing, pap smears, ultrasounds etc. 
The HAW clinic has continued to operate effectively since it was first established. Our team visit the HAW community five times per month to provide medical treatment, nursing care, maternal care and health and hygiene education. We have continued to work cooperatively with community leaders and members to build trust and positive relationships with the community at large. As a result, more and more patients are continuing to seek medical treatment and care from our team and their overall health has been improving. 
The medical team has provided medical care to 384 patients, nursing care to 1,408 patients, which include deworming, and maternal care to 642 patients. This is an increase in the number of patients treated from the previous year. Therefore, a total of 2,434 patients have received treatment and care from our team during the past year. 
Case Study
In a recent visit to the House above the Water, a patient was interviewed. Her name is Srey Mouen and she is 28 years old, has two children and pregnant with her third child. Her husband is a rubbish worker and she is a housewife. She expressed her concern that her leg was burnt by fire while she was cooking food. She said that after the fire burnt her leg she suffered from a lot of pain. She shouldn’t have waited to see a doctor, but because of her family financial situation, she couldn’t afford to see one. Fortunately, the One-2-One medical team has been there and provided treatment for her. Mr. Thearith, one of our medical nurses, said that firstly they had to cut off the black burnt skin, then clean it with NSS and apply Gentamicine on the burn. After dressing the wound, she was provided with Gentamicine and NSS for her to clean the wound by herself at home. We also not only provided her with pain medication but also gave her some advice in order to relief her pain very soon. Finally, we would like to say thank you to the CamKids for providing the funds to help Cambodian people receive the medical care they require and to improve their overall quality of life.

Through the use of volunteer doctors and trainee medical students, we are able to run these clinics extremely efficiently - often only a dollar or two per patient treated. However, we still need you help to continue to provide and expand these vital services. Please consider making a donation to help us to help these desperately poor children and their families. 

If you are in the UK, you can text CAMK13 £10 to 70070 to make a £10 donation (or change to £5, £3 etc). Even a small donation of a few pounds from all of our supporters will make a huge difference. Remember, we do not have any overheads, so 100% of your donation goes to helping the children. 

Alternatively, go to www.bit.ly/singdonate or www.bit.ly/regdonate to make a single or regular credit or debit card donation in £, $ and A$ or www.bit.ly/cccpaypal to pay in any currency through PayPal (all cards accepted). 

Thank you 
The CamKids Trustees



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Monday, 29 June 2015

Mok Sambo's Story - a Scholarship Student from EYC

Sambo is 19 years old. He has only his mother and one younger brother living together in Phnom Penh. His mother is 45 years old, has had HIV for almost 10 years and stays at home every day, but he and his brother do not have HIV. Sambo’s brother Sambath studies grade 10 at high school, and Sambo has just completed grade 12 at school. He receives financial support from EYC. Unfortunately he failed the national high school exam about three months ago. Sambo decided not to go back to high school. He and his aunt are responsible for supporting the family. 

Sambo is an optimistic boy. He has a part-time job as a computer teacher for Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. He teaches from 2pm to 5pm at one of EYC Schools called AZIZA. He has another part-time work as a cleaner at one business in the White Building and at AZIZA. Besides, he is a talented picture designer and in his spare time he likes to go to art galleries where he meets his friends and designs pictures, searching for new styles, and creating new ideas together. Sambo is also good at playing guitar and he really loves classical music. Frisbee is his favorite sport. 
Sambo decided to go to study for an associated degree next year at SETEC Institute with his major in Computer Design, and after he gets his degree, he will continue to study for a bachelor degree at the Royal University of Fine Arts. He said EYC will support him with about 50 percent of the study fees, so he needs to save money from now on from his part time job and his design skills. 

Sambo is looking forwards to his university and the kind support from EYC, funded by CamKids. His ambition is to be a professional designer.

Monday, 8 June 2015

SEAL Cambodia Passes 40,000 Children Treated

The SEAL CAMBODIA project was launched in 2012 and is funded by CamKids, and the Global Child Dental Fund (GCDF), in association with GC (Asia) Company, to provide sealants on the first permanent molars of up to 60,000 Grade 1 & 2 children, over a three year period. 
Approximately 60–90% of school children in Cambodia have dental cavities, often leading to pain and discomfort, which can also impact eating and disrupt sleep, which then affects their ability to concentrate at school. Seal Cambodia partners previously only provided fissure sealant to grade 2 children, but this has now been expanded to include grade 1 school children, so as to prevent dental decay from developing in molar teeth. 
Our team of dentists, dental nurses, assistants and dental students, continue to provide not only sealant protection for Grade 1 and 2 children, but also oral health education and tooth brushing instruction. Every child receives a free toothbrush so that they can continue to clean their teeth at home. Parents are also informed if there are any dental problems identified requiring treatment at a local dental clinic. 
Since January 2012 sealant treatment has been provided to a total of 40,346 children in Phnom Penh, Kampong Speu, Kampot and Kampong Cham provinces, covering 137 schools. 
This includes 17,789 by One-2-One Cambodia, 11,339 by Cambodia Dental Association (CDA), 4,890 by International University (IU), 2,599 by Buddhist Library Cambodia Project (BLCP), 2,430 by Regional Nurses Training Center (RCT), 751 by University of Puthisastra (UP), and 548 by Cambodia World Family (CWF).
Case Study: In October 2014, on behalf of the Seal Cambodia project, Dr. Callum held the Seal Cambodia partner meeting to open and restart the Seal Cambodia Project for a new semester. Dr Callum also introduced a new partner, the University of Puthisastra, who has joined the project to also provide sealant to young children in grades 1 and 2 at government schools. The agenda included demonstrating the new Seal Cambodia protocols and recycling of plastic covering for trays. 
Many other topics were discussed during the meeting. One of participants, Dr. Hans from International University (IU), said that it was a great for all the partners to attend the meeting before we recommence providing sealant to the Grade 1 and 2 students, and that he really appreciated the opportunity to contribute to the Seal Cambodia project so as to save young children’s teeth and help thousand of Cambodia children have a better quality of life. 
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to GC (Asia) Company and all the local partners for providing the resources, time and personnel to make this project a success.


Monday, 18 May 2015

Chbar Chros Garden / Nutrition Project

Sophak continues to put the skills which he learned from studying at the Agricultural University in Phnom Penh to great use in developing the garden at the CCC School.
He designed and built a large vegetable garden on the school’s land in order to pass on his knowledge, by teaching the students useful life skills and the importance of crop diversity.
The children then pass on these skills to their own families who are simple rice farmers and have had little or no access to education. By learning about different crops, the families improve their diet and have the potential to earn additional income.
The garden continues to flourish throughout the year and different kinds of vegetables have been growing in the garden, such as morning glory, kale, carrots, cabbages, pumpkins, gourds, radishes, cucumbers, garlic, lemon grass, lettuce, mint, beans, zucchini and some European vegetables.
Most of the vegetables are either cooked for the children at CCC or given to the those children who work in the garden, to cook at home. We sell the rest of the vegetables to the villagers at a favourable price and have re-invested the proceeds in buying three plastic fish ponds and vegetable seeds.
The idea of the ponds is to get water for the vegetables and to raise fish for consumption by the staff and selling some to the villagers.

CamKids now runs a sponsorship program for the students at Chbar Chros School.  A regular payment of £20 per month will pay for all of the costs to educate 3 children at the school.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like more information, please email: sponsorship@camkids.org or set up a regular payment at www.bit.ly/regdonate, marking your donation 'CC Sponsorship'.  We will then contact you and send your sponsorship pack to you.

If you are unable to commit to a regular sponsorship, please consider making a donation to help us to fund the running of the school.   If you are in the UK, you can text CAMK13 £10 to 70070 to make a £10 donation. Even a small donation of a few pounds from all of our supporters will make a huge difference. Remember, we do not have any overheads, so 100% of your donation goes to helping the children. 

Alternatively, go to www.bit.ly/singdonate or www.bit.ly/regdonate to make a single or regular credit or debit card donation in £, $ and A$ or www.bit.ly/cccpaypal to pay in any currency through PayPal (all cards accepted). 

Thank you 
The CamKids Trustees



Monday, 27 April 2015

Nhek Sreyroth's Story - a Scholarship Student from EYC

Sreyroth is a third-year student at the Institute of Specialized Economics and Finance in Phnom Penh, majoring in Accounting. She is now enjoying her second semester, and her favorite subjects are English for Business, and Marketing.

Sreyroth is the youngest girl in her family. She is 21 years old, and has two brothers and one sister. Her father is a policeman and is going to retire this year, while her mother, aged 50, is a housewife. One of her brothers and her sister are lottery sellers, and the other works at a micro-finance institution. Sreyroth lives with her sister’s family.
Speaking with a broad smile, Sreyroth said she has received a great opportunity to get financial support from EYC, funded by CamKids, to help share her family’s burden since the first year of her study. In return, Sreyroth always tries her best at school. She really likes her school where the discipline and quality of education are so good.

Besides her study, she works part-time at the Music Arts School as a receptionist. Her job also can support a part of her school fees and study materials though she doesn’t earn very much. However, Sreyroth plans to look for a better job which is more suited to her study background as an accountant, and once she finds the job, she will change her study to the evenings.

In her spare time, Sreyroth likes reading educational story books in English and humour. She really loves sports such as biking, dancing, skiing, and soccer.