Community Development in Cambodia
Despite the influx of tourists over recent years to Siem Reap, drawn in by the famous Angkor Wat Temple complex, many residents of the main city still live below the poverty line. Outside of the small city, you will find villagers living in basic conditions, where access to water, education and livelihoods is an issue for many.
The aim of sending volunteers to Cambodia is to work on locally run projects around the city that are taking steps to provide support to disadvantaged locals. Volunteers are needed to bring skills and pass them on to local staff, empowering them and building capacity for the future sustainability of these initiatives.
There is a wide range of projects needing skilled volunteers in the areas of; nutrition and dentistry, physiotherapy, counselling and social work, assisting local teachers, sewing and fashion design, dance tuition and NGO capacity building.
Whatever your experience or interest, Cambodia has opportunities for you to work alongside local teams and contribute to the development of opportunities and skills for the residents of Siem Reap province. Your role will be determined by your level of experience.
In each case you will be working with local teams and not only contributing to the projects activities but spending time with staff to develop their skills.
For more information on individual projects please follow the link to our website. Or, if you are having trouble choosing a project, contact a Kaya Advisor on info@kayavolunteer for obligation-free advice.
The main feature of Siem Reap is undoubtedly the incredible Angkor Wat complex, and you will not be disappointed. Whether it is a sunrise, sunset or all day venture, it is not to be missed. Other interesting things to do in Siem Reap include visiting the Land Mine Museum, the butterfly farm or simply hiring a tuk- tuk for the day and exploring the lovely villages in the beautiful countryside.
Evenings are a lively event in town with many bars to explore and an array of restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. Italian, Indian, Mexican, French to name but a few on offer. For something a bit quieter, have a sunset cocktail in Terrace de Les Elephants or attend one of the yoga classes on offer in town. You won’t have trouble filling your time.
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