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Volunteer Abroad in Cambodia: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Abroad in Cambodia: The Kingdom of Cambodia is an independent country with a population of more than 7 million people. Located in the heart of South East Asia, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand to the West, in the North by Laos and in the East by Vietnam. Once a French colony, Cambodia is the least known of the Indochinese countries.
The dominant ethnic group is the Khmer, about 95 % of the population. The Khmer people, impress visitors as some of the friendliest, 'happiest' (sabai), and most gentle people they have ever met.
The ubiquitous Khmer smile is legendary, as is traditional Khmer hospitality and openness. Other groups include Vietnamese, along with around ethnic Chinese, and Muslim Chams. There are also a number of primitive tribes located throughout the country side. Cambodia is divided into 20 provinces and rich in resources, forests, rubber, gems, fish and has a big potential in tourism.
Cambodia is a poor country, currently ranking 129th out of 177 countries in the United Nations Human Development Report. uch of the population of Cambodia survives on less than US$1 a day, there is a lack of basic health and educational services in large parts of the country and the political intrigue remains as complex as ever. After 25 years of civil war Cambodia's number of illiterate people is among the highest worldwide.
About 65 % of the Cambodian population above the age of 15 can neither read nor write. But in the last few years the security situation has improved immeasurably, the government is stepping in to provide more education and infrastructure building and the country has seen an increasing numbers of foreign visitors. Cambodia is truly a land of light and dark, of wonder and of tragedy - awe-inspiring, heart wrenching and completely unique.
Our programs allow you to take part in meaningful community service work, while discovering the people, sights, smells and tastes of the Cambodia.
Volunteering while traveling in Cambodia is a way to totally immerse yourself in the local culture.
Volunteering in Cambodia provides a great opportunity to make life-long friends, learn a new culture from the inside out and discover that one person really can make a difference.
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