Journeys for Good celebrated the New Year in Siem Reap, Cambodia on a volunteer vacation with non-profit partner, Globe Aware. We traveled with a wonderful group of diverse volunteers — single professionals, couples, and families. We were there to explore the culture and beauty of Cambodia and, with our volunteer projects, to give back a bit while we were there.
Our first project was to assemble 28 wheelchairs. Sadly, because of landmines and leftover ordnance from the war, Cambodia has one of the highest per capita rates for amputees. Many others have been disabled due to diseases like Polio. Resources are not readily available for wheelchairs and special services in this impoverished nation, so this was a chance to contribute a very tangible positive benefit.
This video is part 1 of the process. Hear from the volunteers themselves what is was like to participate in the project.
Check back soon for part 2 of the experience when the group delivers the wheelchairs to local disabled people.