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Helping Hands Cambodia (HH)

Spring 2008
This report provides information about:
1. HH’s 4 Program Areas, Method of Implementation,
and Initiative
2. Past work during July 2007 – February 2008
3. Recent work
4. Current work and Future work
HH’s 4 Program Areas:

Capacity Building
Helping people help themselves

Holistic Work for
Income Safety Net
Education Goods Generating Specific relief
Opportunities to Planting seeds of situations when
Education is power; economic opportunity
Prevention is the earn material goods people are initially
that enable people to so people can make a
best medicine unable to help
choice about how they
help themselves themselves
want to live their life

HH continues to strengthen existing projects and implement

new ones, thereby realizing its overall goal of building the
capacity of individuals, families, and the village.
HH’s approach to community development includes well-
defined projects, clear methods of implementation, and
measurable outcomes. For the past three years, HH has been
working in Prasat Char Village and perfecting this approach. In
time, this approach may be replicated in neighboring villages.
The ICUE Method of Implementation
• Identifying issues through Participatory Analysis
Convening stakeholders through Intentional
Relationship Building
• Uncovering existing assets through the Art of
Asking Questions
• Educating with our Holistic Curriculum at the
Iqbal School, the Community Education Center
Health and Hygiene Initiative
HH identified major preventable diagnosis in children,
major treatable diagnosis in children, and minor treatable
and preventable diagnosis in children.

HH supplemented program
areas to incorporate the
“Prevention is the Best
Medicine” motto by creating:
o The Health & Hygiene Curriculum
o The Breakfast Program
o Hand-washing Stations
o The Student Earning System
o The Child Health Program
o Village Health Books

Past work during July 2007 – February 2008:

• Organizational Structure and Policies
o created a Staff Handbook, Job Descriptions, and
Job Checklists
o initiated weekly Staff Meetings to increase staff
communication, discuss expectations, and offer
teacher training
o held first annual Staff Party with families
• Participatory Analysis of Prasat Char Village
o created a Community Map identifying 190 homes,
water sources, and areas of interest and concern
o held formal meetings with health care workers,
village and commune leaders, and education
o held meetings with villagers
o evaluated past projects through
satisfaction surveys
• HH Concert in Lberk Village
o held an informational concert about
o explained HH’s approach & upcoming
projects in Lberk
• The Eye Project
o coordinated and
funded eye
treatment, medication
and surgery for 27
(One woman regained her
sight after 20 years)
• Partnerships
o initiated partnerships with Angkor Hospital for Children, Australian
Youth Ambassadors for Development, Interweave, and Mango Travel
• Community Education Center
o created additional teaching materials, attained new books and puzzles,
expanded garden, and expanded kitchen

Recent work:
• The Breakfast Program
o In order to address students’ protein
malnutrition, we use the World Food
Program’s Breakfast Menu. Every child eats:
• 100g of Rice
• 20g of canned Fish
• 10g of Vegetable Oil
• 3g of Salt
• 25g of green leafy Vegetables
o It costs us 16¢ to feed a child

Costs for the Breakfast Program

Amount Amount # of Cost of
Cost of Menu
of of Children Ingredient
Ingredient Ingredient requirements
Ingredient Ingredient fed from to Feed
(US $) (g)
(kg) (g) one bag one Child
Fish $0.38 0.10 100 20 5 $0.08
Salt $0.13 0.50 500 3 167 $0.00
Oil $1.38 0.68 684 10 68 $0.02
Rice $20.00 50.00 50000 100 500 $0.04
Vegetables $2.00 2.00 2000 25 80 $0.03
Cost of Meal for one Child $0.16
o We feed an average of 100 children every morning
Daily Cost $16.09
Weekly Cost $80.43
Monthly Cost $353.88

o Every student earned a Bowl and Spoon by

completing a Healthy Nutrition Worksheet.
• Student Registration
o 359 students completed registration forms, received
a Student ID card, and earned coloring materials
• Student Tracking System
o Daily attendance is taken at every class using
Student ID numbers
• Hand-washing Stations
o 3 hand-washing
stations were
built at the Iqbal
o All teachers &
students now
must wash hands
before entering
the school. The disinfectant kills germs
that cause diarrhea, common colds, and
impetigo (the three major treatable health
problems at the school)
• The Bike Project in Lberk Village
o A representative from
each of the 245 homes in
Lberk spent 5 days
building a road. Then
they came to Siem Reap
to earn a bicycle
o A 50-meter road was
completed and 90 homes
are accessible by road
• Doctor Day
o On March 27th, 250 students were evaluated by doctors from the
Angkor Hospital for Children’s Home Care Program
o Children received worm tablets, Vitamin A, and Iron supplements
o Major health problems were identified and treatment plans were

Current work:
• Holistic Youth Curriculum
o Supplementing Basic English and Khmer, students will learn
Health and Hygiene, Life Skills, Art, Social Studies, and Math. A
routine weekly schedule looks like:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Social Health and Life
Morning Math
Studies Hygiene Skills
Chores & Art Music Video
Free Time
Social Health and Life
Afternoon Math
Studies Hygiene Skills
o The Health and Hygiene Education Curriculum will consist of 12
monthly themes and a weekly Health and Hygiene activity.
o At the end of each month, an Awareness Concert will highlight
student activities and learning and increase the knowledge of the
whole community.
Month Topic
Skin Infections (impetigo,
chicken pox, lice, scabies)
February Nutrition
March Germs - Hand washing
April Personal Hygiene
May Diarrhea - Clean Water
July Teeth
August Dengue Fever and Malaria
September Road Safety
October TB
November Eyes
December Substance Abuse
• Weekly Teacher Training workshops
o Before lessons can be taught at the school, the teachers must
understand the importance of every topic. Therefore, Teacher
Training is the first step. Teachers learn about the Topic and how
to lead activities for each topic.
• Student Earning System
• Students will earn various materials throughout the year
Items Associated Action to
with Project Earn
Chalk &
Chalkboard or attending
Youth Curriculum daily
Pen, Pencil, & class
Coloring Student Track new registered
Materials System students

Breakfast Program; completing

Bowl, Spoon, Health and Hygiene new students at Healthy
& Cup Curriculum breakfast program Nutrition
"Nutrition" activity

Health and Hygiene maintaining

Soap Curriculum "Germs every month 75%
- Hand washing" attendance

Reading Book
Youth Curriculum every month perfect
& Certificate

Health and Hygiene
Toothbrush every 3 months Toothbrush
Curriculum "Teeth"

School Bag every 6 months

Health and Hygiene

Uniform & completing
Curriculum "Skin every year
Shoes test
• Student Testing
o Every student will take a written and oral
test annually to gauge overall
development, level students, and cater
classes to differing skill levels
• “Building Personal Libraries”
o Students with perfect attendance in one
month earn reading books
o Over time, HH hopes to build personal
libraries in homes throughout the village
• Agriculture Training
o A 12-week training program began to teach
interested villagers how to create gardens
• Community Income Generating Workshops
o Thirty villagers come together for workshops
with team-building activities, numeracy and
math lessons, handicraft and business skill
o HH hopes to build a community handicraft
cooperative to provide economic
• The Foster Program
o HH supports a family who cares for orphans

Future work:
• A Teacher Training Retreat
• Additional Curriculum Development
• The Clean Water Project
o Opportunity to earn water filters to address
widespread gastrointestinal disease and
• The Future Leaders Project
o Opportunity for advanced students to
participate in advanced scholarship and
extracurricular activities
• The Dental Project
o Safety Net Project to address widespread
tooth decay by providing dental hygiene
education and treatment
Helping Hands Projects
Capacity Building
Helping people help themselves

Holistic Work for
Income Safety Net
Education Goods Generating Specific relief
Opportunities to Planting seeds of situations when
Education is power; economic opportunity
Prevention is the earn material goods people are initially
that enable people to so people can make a
best medicine unable to help
choice about how they
help themselves themselves
want to live their life

• The Bike Project

• The Clean Water Project

• The Co-Op
• Youth Curriculum
• English Language
• Khmer Literacy
• Health and Hygiene • The Eye Project
• Math • The Breakfast Program
• Social Studies • The Seed Project
• Art
• The Child Health
• Community Awareness
• Agriculture Training
• Health and Hygiene • The Foster Program
Awareness Concerts • The Dental Project
• The Future Leaders Project

BOLD is Current Projects.

Italicize is Future Projects.