Cambodia Volunteer Aid Mission in February 2013

Insight World Aid successfully completed its first overseas volunteer aid mission to Cambodia February 20 – March 7, 2013. We worked in temporary free clinics and at an orphanage in Takeo Province for one week.

In this mission, a team of Insight World Aid volunteers joined the third annual mission of the Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA, who provided all of the logistical support: transportation, room and board, medical and dental supplies, clinic sites, translators, tours, etc.

In addition to our work supporting underprivileged Cambodians, we traveled in Cambodia, visiting the historic ruins at Angkor Wat. We had daily meditation sessions and meditated at a Cambodian Buddhist monastery. Our volunteer work and sightseeing was be guided by Insight and metta (lovingkindness) meditation practices. upport during the trip.

You can read about our experiences on this mission in the February and March 2013 archives of this website, and in this essay by Christine Bitonti: CHPAA Medical Mission to Cambodia—February/March, 2013. Download pdf.

Previous Cambodia Missions

In January 2011, one of our members, Dr. Jeff Hardin traveled to Cambodia and participated in a medical aid project.  While there, Jeff helped to provide medical services to a Cambodian community and developed contacts for our future mission.  The trip was organized by the non-denominational aid group, Peaceworks Medical.  To read Jeff’s full report to the IWA board of directors, click here: IWA Cambodia 2011 report.

Some of the photos from Jeff’s 2011 trip:

Taking a patient’s blood pressure.
Evaluating a patient with a Buddhist monk translating
Our Peaceworks Medical Team at the Pagoda
Camping in the Baray Monastary Meditation Hall
Our gracious hosts
Sorting medications for distribution

To see more of Jeff’s photos of his trip click here: Cambodia Trip Photos

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