I am back in the beautiful country of Cambodia from my trip back to the United States and ready, motivated, and recharged to help as many people as I can. I will be undertaking multiple projects in the next few months, from the individual basis -- to working on a community-based project. The first few projects that I will be focusing on will be individuals who want to attend school, but financially because of needing to support their parents and family cannot attend. Expert-Exchange will be helping them with the cost to cover their school and supplies for school. Expert-Exchange will also be teaming up with well-established organizations in Cambodia and promoting their causes to better as many people possible here. Better to work together in this over saturated market than compete. Competition does not benefit the people who are in need; it deters the development and change that can be harnessed with cooperation.
The great thing about sponsoring children for school or buying a college student their books is that this is not going to break the average persons bank. These fees can be as low as $50 dollars a month. Expert-Exchange has been grateful to receive a handful of donations to undertake these projects and sustain them for a few months. After the successful implementation of these programs, Expert-Exchange will be able to assess if we can grow and impact more people’s lives and move on to other projects in different countries.
For the long term Expert-Exchange is going to undertake a very needed job, but it is going to take a lot of planning and financial support. In Cambodia there is a lack of emergency health services and response systems for the local village people. There are hospitals in place already that are in the more populated provinces and there are plenty of tuk tuk (taxi’s) around. The idea is to hire and train these drivers in first aid and have them become essentially a 911 system for the local villages. We will start off with a small pilot program to assess the success and also the demand for this service. From there hopefully after fine tuning the pilot program this will spread and become something that benefits the villages that do not have medical access or aid yet. With your help we can make this all possible!
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Follow Macie through SE Asia as he embarks on a humanitarian adventure and assists inspirational individuals to improve their life quality.