Our Local Partners
Project Battambang works closely with local organizations in order to ensure the sustainability of our project, especially in between trips. We are always on the look out for new ways to collaborate with like-minded organizations as well as help the villagers integrate back into their local health care system.
The Missionary Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSSHJ) has Sisters all around the world helping the poor and less fortunate. Sisters Hasu, Ceci, Mica, Yolanda and Gomi run the organisation in Poipet.
The Sisters help us by obtaining registration with the Cambodian government, as well as overseeing our Light A Dream scholarship programme and Teacher Support Programme throughout the year. They also arrange and provide food and accomodation for patients we refer to local hospitals.
Prey Koup Primary School is a village-based primary school that Project Battambang works with closely in developing our Education curriculum and programmes. The Teacher Support Programme is carried out with the teachers there, and the team receives invaluable feedback from them.
We are very privileged to have been able to work with SEVA Foundation Cambodia to provide ophthalmic care for our patients. SEVA is a non-profit international health organization founded in Canada in 1982 that aims to eliminate preventable blindness and restore sight.
We work with SEVA to provide identified villagers with free cataract and pterygium surgeries. SEVA also provides us with specialised manpower to run the vision screening component in our clinics, allowing us to accurately diagnose eye conditions and prescribe spectacles to villagers in need.
We are extremely grateful and honored to have the opportunity to have Cambodian medical students as part of the Project Bat- tambang family. We are joined by Medical students from International University of Cambodia (IU), as well as medical, dental and nursing students from the University of Health Science (UHS).
The students help in translation and also facilitate health screening, survey and education processes. To ensure the project's sustainability and encourage local ownership of the project, a committee of 12 medical and dental students from the above Cambodian universities was selected to help plan the mission, liaise with local partners, suppliers and volunteers as well as conduct the dental programme.