New Charity Partners: Lake Clinic, African Revival and Aspire Rwanda24.01.2013

The Lake Clinic, Cambodia 

Situated in the stunning but isolated Tonle Sap region, the Lake Clinic is a floating surgery dedicated to bringing healthcare, disease prevention and health education to the rural inhabitants of the lake's 'floating villages' and shores. The ethnically diverse population of Khmers, Cham, and Vietnamese communities who live in the region known for its exquisite beauty and biodiversity find themselves hours or even a full day away from medical care or expertise. The Lake Clinic aims to correct this by bringing consistent and competent healthcare to Tonle Sap through the use of the 'Charming Duckling', a boat of healthcare professionals who travel to these areas 3 days a week to diagnose and treat health problems.

Current volunteering opportunities with Lake Clinic.
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African Revival, Uganda
A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past its 5th birthday. However, few people have access to a quality education with 38 million children in Africa not in school, 80% of which live in rural areas. African Revival aims to increase the number of children in education in Africa by working with communities in Uganda, Zambia and South Sudan to provide schools with the resources they need to give children a quality education. Through building classrooms, latrines and washroom facilities, training teachers and establishing parent-teacher associations to promote an ownership of the education projects, African Revival aims to offer more chances for future generations.

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Aspire, Rwanda

Aspire believes that to build women’s capacity is to improve their lives and the lives of their family, subsequently encouraging the foundation of a viable and peaceful community. The charity aims to give resilient, hard working women the skills and confidence to make their own choices and take control of their future. They achieve this through their annual programme. Each year Aspire enrols 50 vulnerable, Rwandan women on their 12 month training programme which focuses on providing skills training and civic education along with boosting confidence and self-esteem. The result is a network of self-sufficient women who can work together towards creating sustainable economic activities which benefit their community. 

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