Since 2007, 43 City graduates have taken part in our volunteer project to travel to Cambodia to work for three months as Speech and Language Therapists. Cambodia’s health care remains poor for most of the population and fourteen per cent of children die beforethe age of 5. There is no training for Speech and Language Therapy nor is there any awareness of the role it can play.
City’s graduate volunteers have found the project a lasting and valuable experience and remain involved in its planning and development and in the selection and training of each new cohort of volunteers.
Each student needs to raise £2,500 to cover flights, accommodation, vaccinations, food and equipment. They also need a translator when working with the children.