Dental and Medical Care
Rural Cambodian families have minimal access to dental or medical care. We provide healthcare to CCT supported schools through mobile dental and medical teams who treat children, families and teachers. The first priority is to relieve pain, remove rotten teeth, deal with abscesses and then look at general health.
A hearing impairment will negatively impact a child’s education, but without medical support hearing problems often go undetected. We introduce hearing tests at our schools and as a result many have received necessary treatment. Some children need specialist care. Ear, nose and throat specialists are non-existent in Cambodia and we are always on the look out for medical volunteers who are willing to be part of a health team trip to Cambodia.
Go Air Land Sea have generously provided funding for us to conduct eye tests in each of our schools. A specialist eye doctor and two nurses carry out eye tests to identify children with vision impairment. They then provide treatment or prescription glasses. This makes a huge difference to the child’s education. Ongoing eye care is also funded by Go Air Land Sea.
Days for Girls
Women menstruate 60 days, or two months a year. In developing countries, girls use rags or other materials as sanitary supplies. They often skip school on these days because of embarrassment, missing up to two months of education and opportunity every year. It turns out this issue is a surprising but instrumental key to social change for women all over the world.
We have partnered with Days for Girls to help girls gain access to quality, sustainable feminine hygiene, vital health knowledge, and income-generation opportunities. ‘Days for Girls Kits’ contain washable sanitary supplies, which last two to four years. These kits help girls claim back up to 240 days of education and opportunity.