Island Community Development in Cambodia

Company : Volunteer.Travel
Activities: Hospitality Internships / Family Volunteer Projects / Career Break / Community Volunteer Projects / Teaching / Summer Volunteer Programs / TEFL Courses
Country: Cambodia
Location : Cambodia
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 months
Approx Costs: 500 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

Visit the coastal paradise of this remote Cambodian island and help contribute to providing an improved quality of life for local people living in such an underprivileged yet beautiful area.

Visit the alluring and exotic country of Cambodia and discover its incredible combination of dramatic landscapes, captivating cultural and historical heritage, and of course, its friendly people. Visitors from the world over have fallen in love with Cambodia, with its enchanting and unique Asian culture, and complex, mystical ambience. You will be living on the paradise island of Koh Rong, fringed with palm trees and white sandy beaches. Let the spirit of Cambodia bewitch you with its vibrant culture, heavenly beaches, dazzling sea life, and warm welcoming people – the perfect paradise location for your adventure!

For all its magnificence, however, Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in South East Asia. The majority of Cambodians live in impoverished rural areas and with the population in Cambodia steadily growing, problems are emerging; a lack of educational facilities, inadequate infrastructural development, and insufficient employment prospects are now commonly found throughout the country.



This project will present you with the unique opportunity to work with enthusiastic and lively Cambodians and contribute to providing an improved quality of life for rural communities. You will become heavily involved in teaching and playing with local school children, renovating village infrastructure, regular on-site village restoration and clean-ups, and other community development initiatives. The work you’ll carry out will be rewarding, challenging, and hugely beneficial, as well as being fantastic fun. You will gain immense satisfaction from knowing that all your efforts are going towards improving the quality of life for so many people. Take part in this once in a life time opportunity and never look back!

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?

The aim of the Cambodia Island Community Development Project is to facilitate and implement the development objectives of this local NGO in order to improve the lives of the local islanders of Koh Rong Samloem. Poverty, and it's consequential impacts such as lack of education, inadequate health care, and poor infrastructure have left the people of rural Cambodia particularly vulnerable. This capacity building project is based within the only village on the island and works to support a range of education and renovation projects. For all its vulnerabilities, this Cambodian island is a beautiful, awe inspiring location that will motivate and encourage you to help these warm hearted friendly people.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Although day to day activities may vary throughout your stay on this glorious island, improving community infrastructure, providing crucial teaching support and training, whilst additionally renovating community buildings and developing regular village clean-up and recycling projects will form the basis of your daily itinerary. There will undoubtedly be lots of additional community activities for you to lend a helping hand to!

You will be working in the heart of the island community, getting involved in important tasks. The people you are helping will be very hard working and appreciative of your contribution to their community, and will be incredibly responsive to your presence on the project. Although the work may occasionally be arduous, it will be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling, creating memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life!

Start Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

Weekly, please arrive on a Monday.

Costs / Benefits

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Before you go

Pre-departure support from a personal travel adviser
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice

In-country

Boat transfer to the island from Sihanoukville bus station
Airport pick up and transfer from Phnom Penh Airport available for $55 extra
All food and accommodation on camp
Local orientation & comprehensive project training
24 hour in-country support
International HQ emergency support & back-up
TEFL qualification available

Booking / Enquiry

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