In April, four First Hand volunteers travelled to Poipet in Cambodia to visit the Damnok Toek on a self funded trip. Much of the money First Hand raises goes directly to this NGO which runs amazing projects supporting vulnerable families and children in Poipet for over 25 years.
We are delighted to see ‘first hand’ that the funds that we raise are so well spent and to understand how we can provide further support. It is amazing that we can track each dollar raised in Singapore to where it is spent in Cambodia, and how much of a difference it makes to the lives there. The purpose of our trip was to learn more about their child-protection projects, to understand their needs and to show our engagement and commitment to raise funds to assist them.
The volunteers also took over 150kgs of supplies including educational toys, sports clothing, books and school supplies. A special thank you to all our friends in Singapore who donated school supplies and clothes. These were gratefully received by the families and children.
Please take a look at the Damnok Toek 2019 Trip Report kindly written by Annette Harling to find out more about the trip, and what the volunteers experienced when visiting this amazing charity in Poipet. Damnok Toek offers The Transitional Care Facility Project and Group Home Project as well as The Reception Centre Project. The main goal is to reunite and reintegrate the often traumatized children with their families.
Our intense trip was a life changing experience with massive impressions – although it can seem hopeless, it is so rewarding to learn that, what is being done, really does matter. Damnok Toek offers amazing and very impressive projects that do make a big difference for so many vulnerable children and their families – kindly find out more on www.damnoktoek.org
At First Hand we are even more committed to raise as much funds as possible to support Damnok Toek. Thank you to all the fantastic Damnok Toek colleagues who took so good care of us.
If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information then please contact us via e-mail, follow us on social media or come to our next information evening: Thursday 20th Feb, 7.30pm at Beverly Hill Condo function room.