Wednesday, 27 May 2009

A Trip To The Dentist

Karen Butler, a director of Kais Village Orphanage wrote:
In early March we took 14 children to the dentist. This included some children from the local village who needed some urgent treatment. It took most of the day in surgery (everyone had a nice lunch during the noon break). After treatment the children came back to our house for snacks and drinks and to play until dark.

The children visit the dentist every 6 months for check ups (the work is carried out free of charge). CamKids supports these visits by paying for the transport as the surgery is some 2 hours drive away in Phnom Penh. CamKids also pay for emergency unscheduled visits to the dentist.

If you would like to help support one of our medical or dental projects, please contact us at

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Changing Lives

One of our HIV+ boys, who is now being supported by one of our generous donors through our Child Sponsorship programme, has recently had his life completely changed for the better.

Last month CamKids trustees agreed to build this little boy's family a small house for just US$2,500 because their home was dangerously run down. We did it with the support of the local community who all wanted it for them (we always have to be wary of causing jealousy and friction within small communities when singling one family out).

Many thanks to the directors of Kais Village who organised the project and took the before and after photographs for us. The boy's father, who is a builder, designed the new home and says it is perfect; everything he ever wanted. He was completely moved by the gesture and said he never imagined in his wildest dreams that he would be able to build his children a safe house.

If you would like to help support one of our medical projects, please contact us at or send an email to to find out more about our Child Sponsorship programmes.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Kais Village Nursery Blessing

We thought that you might like to see some pictures of the recent formal blessing of Kais Village Orphanage Nursery, which was entirely funded by CamKids and built by the Royal Engineers and CamKids volunteers in 2008 (you can see more pictures and read more about the Nursery construction here and here).

The nursery, which is big enough to comfortably sleep 40 babies, looks fantastic and is even better than we could have imagined. Thank you to everyone involved in the project, including our supporters, donors and fundraisers, without whom it would not have been possible.

In these difficult times, we still need to raise more money to help meet the running costs of the nursery. Please contact us or click one of the links if you would like to make make a single donation or a regular donation to help us reach our target. Please mark your donation 'Nursery'.