Friday, 10 February 2012

CamKids' Partnership with GCDF

At the end of 2011, the Charity entered into an agreement with The Global Child Dental Fund (GCDF), the world’s leading global dental charity for children, to work together on a number of projects in Cambodia. Our first programme with GCDF will be SEAL CAMBODIA, which was launched in January 2012 and co-funded by CamKids and GCDF. We have partnered to provide 60,000 children with dental sealants over the next three years. The treatment will initially be targeting 6-7 year olds, but could be extended after the initial programme to over 100,000 children.

Sealing provides each child with a greater protection against dental caries and oral pain in the long run because the sealant helps to strengthen teeth in children when they are at their most susceptible to decay. Studies show a 2/3 reduction in decay in children who have had their teeth sealed.

Each of the following SEAL CAMBODIA delivery partners will carry out this dental sealing, together treating a total of 20,000 children each year:
  • One-2-One Cambodia
  • The Cambodian Ministry of Health
  • Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Dentistry, International University
  • The Cambodian Dental Association
  • Cambodia World Family (CWF)
This is expensive work that requires supplies and logistics. We have wonderful and committed help from many Cambodian volunteers, as well as visiting interns from abroad, but we still need funds to continue providing treatment for each of the children. £1 Sponsors one child for a year on the sealant programme - why not support the treatment of 10 children, or get your friends or work colleagues to chip in to treat 100!

If you would like to make a donation to help fund this project, please go to: or if you would like to make a regular donation. Please enter "SEAL", in the Project field. Alternatively, please email for more information.

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