Cambodia is a broken country, one of the most disadvantaged societies in the world.
Once one of the most promising economies in South-East Asia, it was torn apart by the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979. During this period, the social and economic fabric of the nation was all but destroyed. Entire cities were evacuated, with infrastructure left in ruins.
Most of the population was forced to work as slave labour in rice paddies. Up to 2 million people (a quarter of the country’s population) died as a result of starvation, disease, torture and executions.
This is history for the rest of the world, but for the people of Cambodia, the legacy of this period is disturbingly real.
Reports of economic growth are deceptive, because the wealth often does not flow through to disadvantaged rural communities.
can you imagine the priceless investment in a village's future with just the skills of your hands?
THE STUDENT PLACEMENT OVERSEAS CLINIC EXPERIENCE
Final year chiropractic students are given the opportunity to undertake a component of their student placement as an integral member of a mobile medical clinic travelling to numerous remote rural village sites. They will report to and be supervised by a team of qualified and experienced chiropractors.
In addition to this, there will be time allocated for students to contribute to the construction of the homes for impoverished families or classroom building for the Restore One Charity Primary School and Restore One Charity High School.
Students will also participate in student workshops related to developing themselves as chiropractors focusing on topics such as:
- Chiropractic Techniques
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Goal Setting and Planning
- Business and Marketing
Our previous student trips:
- 2015: the construction of a hearing-impaired classroom
- 2016: the construction of the Year 7 classroom