Cambodian Rice Run
Kid care is an exciting new project we are so proud to be apart of, in conjunction with
ABCs and Rice, our sister Charity in Cambodia.
Based within the school grounds of ABC's and Rice, Kid Care is set up in a separate building and is a fully equipped medical room. Our aim to provide first aid and emergency care to students at the school, and their families; as well as provide outreach clinics in surrounding villages, giving free health care to those in need.
ABCs and Rice is an NGO working in Siem Reap to improve the quality of life for those caught in the poverty trap. It aims to provide an education and nutrition to children from low income families, so as an adult, they can gain employment and therefore an income for them and their families. Currently, approximately 250 children benefit from the services provided by ABC's and Rice.
Whilst education and nutrition continue to be achieved, healthcare has previously been provided by teachers and other staff who have basic first aid training. We will extend this service by employing a UK trained nurse who has previously worked in healthcare in Cambodia.
The aim is provide immediate care for any pupil who had an accident or is unwell whilst at the school. Appropriate care would be given, but if necessary the patient could be referred onto a local doctor or hospital for a higher level of care.
Furthermore, our nurse will undertake “outreach” clinics to surrounding villages such as Poom Veal, Poom Sala Consigne and Poom Tak Sen Tbang. These clinics will include basic wound care and health advice, as well as giving nursing care to try and prevent a hospital admission.
Our nurse is Tim, a qualified nurse, trained in the UK, with nearly 30 years of experience in many different aspects of health care. He has worked in ICU, HDU, expedition medicine and recently spent 15 months as the only member of staff at a medical centre on a remote island off Cambodia. In 2020 he delivered a number of teaching sessions at ABCs covering emergency care and resuscitation skills.
Tim offers the necessary skills, along with the enthusiasm and drive to make a success of the role of nurse at Kid Care.
We hope to also be able to offer volunteer positions to will assist with the outreach clinics and it is hoped that others may give their time in the future.