Because of the sensitive nature of the topic, teachers and trainers in Cambodia are often shy to bring up issues related to HIV/AIDS in the classroom and community. Though Cambodia has made vast improvements in turning the tide of the HIV epidemic in recent years, young people, particularly orphans, remain vulnerable and do not receive sufficient attention from HIV/AIDS prevention organizations.
With the help of international volunteers, Global Service Corps hopes to inform children in need about HIV/AIDS, increase teachers’ and trainers’ comfort levels in teaching HIV/AIDS prevention, and keep future generations safe from the disease. The goal is to empower the children of Cambodia to lead healthier lives and achieve positive futures.
GSC’s HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Program Highlights
- Become knowledgeable about the HIV/AIDS issue and become an effective trainer by receiving in-country HIV/AIDS Prevention training. Volunteers will be prepared with role-play materials, games and activities, and conversation practice outlines.
- Assist in providing vital HIV/AIDS prevention training to children in need, and participating in follow-up activities.
- Help enrich all aspects of life for children in need by teaching English skills, drug and alcohol abuse awareness, and about issues related to domestic violence.
- Explore Cambodia with fellow volunteers on sightseeing trips including the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the Killing Fields at Cheoung Ek, and many more places. Learn more about our cultural orientation and training.
- There is no language requirement, and previous teaching experience is not required – just a positive attitude and a willingness to approach challenges with patience and enthusiasm!
For more information and to volunteer with Global Service Corps to help create brighter futures, please visit our website here.