cambodia voluntourism Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 40% living on less than a dollar per day. Although the Cambodia is progressing, there are still high levels of poverty, especially in Siem Reap province. The province receives the highest number of tourists, but very little of the revenue from tourism reaches the most vulnerable. Dedicate some of your time to helping the Khmer people out of the poverty cycle by participating in one of our carefully selected projects.
Keeping Children Safe and off the Streets We work with the Sangkheum Centre for Children whose goal is to prevent the increase of street children in Siem Reap. With local partner organizations and village leaders we have developed a comprehensive program to support the resident children by providing education, training, social and medical support. Group volunteer tasks include construction and painting of school buildings, installation of solar panels and teaching English. Individuals can visit the centre to learn more about the situation of Khmer children and visit their silk production centre.
Sustainable Community Development through Educating Children The education system in Cambodia is poor and approximately 85% of Cambodiaâ€™s population lives in rural areas where access to basic services is almost non-existent. There is a shortage of schools, classrooms and teachers. We are seeking participating schools, universities and community-service groups to fund and build schools, offices for teacherâ€™s libraries and even install solar electricity to bring light to areas without electricity. This project is in partnership with a Siem Reap based grassroots, not-for-profit, nongovernment community development organisation. In addition to school building there are opportunities to provide scholarships to deserving students who are at risk of dropping out of school because of family poverty. This includes an innovative project providing bicycles to students whose schools are not within walking distance.
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