These trips are designed to give health practitioners the opportunity to provide physical therapy services to disadvantaged communities around Cambodia. We have partnered with other NGO’s to provide therapists a completely curated experience that allows them to provide treatments and share their knowledge working with local community groups, all in a safe supervised environment.
From where we stay, to what we do, to where we eat, each has been carefully selected (where possible) to contribute to social enterprises or NGO’s that are working on programs that help benefit the wider community.
These programs include visits to rural communities with little access to health services, organized health treatment camps & general sightseeing.
* Each trip has limited capacity so book in early to avoid missing out
|Day 1 – Saturday||29/8/20||Program begins in Phnom Penh. Check-in to accommodation & dinner.|
|Day 2 – Sunday||30/8/20||We begin the day with a tour of S21 Toul Sleng, commonly referred to as the Genocide museum, and Choueng Ek (Killing Fields) to learn about the history of the country.
This is followed by orientation of our treatments camps with local NGO One2One.
|Day 3 – Monday||1/9/20||One2One Slum clinic & workshop|
|Day 4 – Tuesday||2/9/20||One2One Slum clinic & workshop / Rural treatment camp|
|Day 5 – Wednesday||3/9/20||Rural treatment camp|
|Day 6 – Thursday||4/9/20||Rural treatment camp|
|Day 7 – Friday||5/9/20||Rural treatment camp then travel to Siem Reap|
|Day 8 – Saturday||6/9/20||Meet with partner NGO Xlability to play Wheelchair sports & contribute to the Adaptive Sports project & provide treatments to their disabled athletes, many of whom were victims of landmines or polio.
“The Adaptive Sports project serves as an inclusive platform in which people across all ages and all abilities can socialise and create a network of support. Participants in the sporting activities develop confidence, a sense of self-worth, leadership abilities, and self-discipline—all skills that are important for social integration and increasing employment opportunities.” Visit Apopo, a demining program using HeroRATS (highly trained rats) to detect and disarm landmines & other unexploded ordinances around Cambodia.
|Day 9 – Sunday||7/9/20||Early wake up for the majestic sight of sunrise at Angkor Wat and tour of the sprawling temple complex.
|Day 10 – Monday||8/9/20||Lunch at HAVEN a social enterprise and a training restaurant for vulnerable young adults from shelters, as well as underprivileged young adults from very poor rural areas.
Visit to famous Siem Reap Phare Circus. The circus performers are graduates from “Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPSA) or “The Brightness of the Arts” a non-profit Cambodian association improving the lives of children, young adults, and their families with educational programs, art schools, and social support.
Our programs costs cover domestic transport, food, accommodation, administration, all tourist activities, & towards providing ongoing access to health services to disadvantaged groups in Phnom Penh. Flights can also be organized and prices will vary depending on the time of year.
“With continued training & support, Cambodian people could be given the opportunity to improve the access & quality of physical health services in the country thereby helping improve the level of health and health education in their communities.”
* There is a minimum of 5 participants required for rural treatment camps to proceed