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    Medical Student Volunteers – Medical Clinic and Teaching Health to Poor Children

    Helping Cambodian Communities eOcambo Volunteer Programs

    eOcambo is offering Medical Students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of medicine in an environment that is completely different from your experience at home. You have already received enough medical training to help and support the provision of medical care, hygiene campaigns and healthcare education.

    The 14 day program provides Medical student volunteers the opportunity to observe staff in a busy Medical Facility for poor rural Cambodians and provide valuable health care, hygiene and teaching some basic English about the body etc. to primary school children. Volunteers may also conduct basic health checks to the school children who come from very poor families.

    The language barrier is overcome as English translators are part of the program package to ensure everyone receives the maximum benefit from your volunteering commitment.

    You will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and cross-cultural experiences with local healthcare professionals, as well as other international medical and student volunteers.

    LOCATION – Medical Clinic

    Within 20km from the nightlife of central Siem Reap and busy Angkor Wat is a poor rural community of the Pouk District.

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs supports the local Medical Facility here which has been operating for 6 years and provides many services including general medical outpatient care along with in hospital care, providing ICU , general and post operative hospital beds.

    They also have operating theatres performing general Surgery and specialize in Abdominal Surgical procedures, Obstetrics and Pediatrics.

    This Medical facility treats more than 500 patients each month having just 25 staff in total, needless to say they are extremely busy and do their best to treat so many patients. Observing and providing some assistance if requested by the local medical staff is a great experience for Medical students who will not have seen such a busy environment elsewhere.

    SCHOOL

    The school that eOcambo Volunteer Programs supports has around 500 primary school students with 10 classrooms , a small library, and very limited playground facilities.

    Despite being under resourced the teachers do a great job educating the very enthusiastic children, who attend school either in the morning or afternoon.

    Being a poor school they have no local teachers who provide any health or hygiene education to the students. Volunteer Medical Students provide much needed education in the school as poor Cambodian families have very limited education in these areas and of course this affects the children and entire families health and well being.

    In addition no English is taught and the students enjoy learning about the body and other areas like injury risk etc in English and Medical students get the chance to do some practical teaching in a basic way.

    This school has a most amazing location situated within Angkor Archeological Park very close to Ta Prom Temple and overlooking a large lake created centuries ago. The children all come from villages nearby and live with their families in very basic rural type housing.

    During the 2 hour break between morning and afternoon teaching volunteers have the chance to explore the Angkor Park in their own time and gain a much better appreciation and understanding not just about this amazing world heritage listed wonder but especially the people who call it home.

    WHAT DETAILS ARE NEEDED TO VOLUNTEER

    Initially we will need the following information that will be provided to the Medical Facility for their feedback and possibly request for further information.

    1. An up-to date Curriculum Vitae
    2. Students need to provide a signed and stamped letter of recommendation from their university Dean or Vice-Dean.
    3. Dates you wish to Volunteer or at least some indication you are considering.

    REQUIREMENTS IN CAMBODIA FOR MEDICAL STUDENT VOLUNTEEERS

    1. All Medical volunteers must complete government registered Child Safe training which we arrange prior to your first day at the Medical Facility.
    2. The Medical Facility will register you with the appropriate professional Cambodian Council at their expense.
    3. Apart from Khmer, English is the only other language used in the hospital. English language ability varies. Some staff may understand French and a few can understand Vietnamese. As part of the eOcambo Volunteer Package an English translator will be provided at the Medical Facility and School whilst your volunteering.

    VOLUNTEER MEDICAL STUDENT PROGRAM DETAIL

    Volunteering Package ( Minimum Project Period : 14 Days )

    • Siem Reap Orientation including Cultural Education and basic Khmer Language before commencing volunteer placement
    • Before attending the Medical Facility and School need to undertake child protection and responsible tourism training.
    • 10 days Volunteering placement in Pouk District Medical Facility and in local government school located inside Angkor Archeological Park Siem Reap.
    • English translators are provided if required at the time by the Medical Facility.
    • Volunteers will experience and participate in a range of activities including :
      • Minimum 5 days spent observing and providing assistance to Medical local staff in the Medical Facility
      • Maximum 5 days Providing education about Health and Hygiene to primary school students, volunteers
      • Can prepare some fun lessons and activities to aid the learning
      • Teaching basic English about the human body or risk of injury etc.
      • Perform mini-health check-ups on the children at the school
    • Lunch provided for 10 Days volunteering
    • Transportation to and from the Medical Facility and School during 10 Day placement
    • 14 Nights Accommodation including daily breakfast, free hi-speed wi-fi, air-conditioning, private in-room bathroom with hot shower, swimming pool in some accommodation, 24 hour reception. Optional double/twin share or single occupancy room
    • Return airport transfers
    • Full day Angkor Archeological Park tour including sunrise or sunset Includes Lunch in Angkor Park as part of the tour.
    • Local Tourist Sim card for each volunteer.
    • Dedicated English speaking volunteer coordinator is provided by eOcambo Hospitality Volunteer Programs to assist 24/7 in Siem Reap during volunteers visit.

    ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

    eOcambo Volunteer Programs offers volunteers a range of different accommodation depending upon your budget and the choice will naturally have an effect of the total cost of the Volunteering Package.

    The options are as follows:


    eOcambo villa

    eOcambo Villa also just a short distance (300m) from the centre of Siem Reap and is a small and comfortable low cost option for volunteers.



    eOcambo Village

    eOcambo Village is a 4 star Hotel and the most popular with Volunteers as it offers great value for money in a larger hotel environment at the price of a budget guesthouse and has a large salt water Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pool Bar and Spa services.



    eOcambo Residence

    eOcambo Residence our 4.5 star Luxury Hotel providing high quality in-room amenities for a little higher room rate , the hotel has a large salt water Swimming Pool, Restaurant, Pool Bar and Spa services.



    Optional Activities Available

    • Welcome Dinner including Traditional Apsara Cultural Show
    • Floating Village Tours
    • Phrare Circus Evening
    • Extra days at Angkor Archeological Park
    • Other Tours and Activities available.

    Extra Costs Not Included in Package

    • Airfares to and from Siem Reap
    • Cambodian Visa
    • Travel Insurance with Volunteer extension (required)
    • Meals not included in the volunteer package
    • Personal spending money
    • Donation to Medical Facility – Cash or Equipment (Optional)
    • Donation to School – Minimum $100
    • 3 day Angkor Park Pass to Volunteer at school – $62

    Volunteering Combination and Partner Packages

    Often if volunteers are staying for more than a week or 2 they like to experience more than one type of volunteer activity. eOcambo Volunteer Programs has various different projects allowing people to help in different ways. Also non-medical partners may wish to participate in one of our other volunteer programs we can design a package to suit anyone who wishes to help the wonderful and humble Cambodian people.

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    Address: #Street 22 (Tea Chamrat), Wat Bo Village, Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Phone Number: (+855) 92 991 005 | (+855) 96 235 3127

    Email Address: [email protected]

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