We cannot change the world but together we can make a difference

Dr Nourn Sophat Medical Director of Prey Kabas Referral Hospital welcomes January 2016 Team.

Who we are

Supporting Silk Sisters Project is a registered Australian NGO Incorporated Charity that commenced working in volunteering in Cambodia in 2013. We are a non political and non evangelical organisation.

Our main focus is clinical education for midwives and nurses , coaching and support at a rural referral hospital and the provision of free pop up clinics in rural villages and urban slums or displacement camps. We also provide equipment and medical drugs to support Prey Kabas Referral Hospital in Takeo province.

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Our story

Sunrise over the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh

Read about us in this website and follow our story from a pair of tourists to a band of committed volunteers who are improving the lives of Cambodians.  

Remote area nurse Richard Burrowes with premature baby.

 

 

 

 

Cambodia is a surprisingly interesting country and there are lots for all to see and do.

Visit pre Angkorian  ancient temples and modern Buddhist temples through out the land. Shop until you drop at the day and night markets. Enjoy a drink at sunset on the riverside.If you are game try a national delicacy of fried Tarantulas!

 

 

Chhong Nai Midwife and Marcel inspecting the newly constructed birthing room at Rumpea Meanchey in 2014.

 

 

Things we have achieved

 

  • We have constructed a birthing room for women.
  • Conducted a feeding program for malnourished children in the slums
  • Identified serious illness in children and funded their medical care, medications and investigations
  • Housed two homeless families
  • Provided clinical education and coaching for midwives and nurses
  • Donated medical equipment and medical drugs to a referral hospital

 

 

 

What we are doing -now and in the future

Cambodia is a country that has almost endless demand for health education and assistance. Unlike larger NGO’s we work at  grass roots levels in villages.  

This has been a successful model for the delivery of free primary health care services and we intend to continue operations in this way in the future. 

  • continuing clinical education for midwives and nurses
  • continuing our free primary health care clinics
  • provision of primary health dental care for children
  • funding the continuing healthcare and safety of individual children
  • supporting the work and philosophy of the Don Bosco Salesian Nuns in their provision of education and safety for poor girls

 

Some of our volunteers

We welcome inquires from people who are interested in learning more about volunteering with us.

Volunteers RN/medical student Shade and RN  Olivia Mason Bryant at primary health care clinic in urban slum.
Midwives Dr Linda Jones from RMIT and Jenny Noble from ACU teaching midwives at Prey Kebas Referral Hospital.
Volunteer student Daniel from y with Soksopea in Borei Keila slums.

 

 

Volunteer medical students Shade McClymont and Phat Pholla.

 

Marcel Campbell RN and midwife Caro Bergan presenting delivery packs and baby clothing to Prey Kebas midwives.