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In the Bible reveals God’s attitude toward orphans and widows: He cares very deeply for them. God commands us to protect and care for orphans and widows (Psalm 82:3).

Recently, Serve Cambodia has helped a boy from Harvest of Hope Centre who is living with a single mother and two brothers. He has joined HOH since he was 7 years old. He is a mature, kind, industrial with his study and never being lazy, he keeps coming to school even he gets sick as he could. Since he was 5, while he was playing around with other boys in the village, he crushed the nail into his left upper eyelid. When the mother returned from work she only applied tiger balm on it and will never note that it is a severe injury. Until the boy turned to 7 years old the scar has been developing as a tumour on the skin of his eyelid.

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Husbands and fathers play an irreplaceable role in a family. When the man is not there, the wife and child can suffer in many ways. Sadly, because the mother is so poor and won’t be able to bring her boy to the hospital for any checkup or treatment. Likewise, she has no job because of getting older with blurry vision and won’t be able to sew a good clothe like before, so she was halted from the work.

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We concern about this and we share this news to our partners finding the supporters to cover on his eyes operation. We are really thankful for our friends in Australia for their generous support, care and pray for this boy.

Finally, from 25th of February 2019, we assisted this boy to get a good treatment in one government hospital, called: Preah Ong Doung Hospital.  After blood testing, CT scan and diagnosis from the specialist Doctors, his eye was found that there was a tumour which needs the operation immediately. Until on 28th  of Feb 2019, he got the surgery successfully.

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Then the tumour was researched whether it is the cancerous tumour or non-cancerous tumour. And on 20th of March 2019, we brought him to the hospital again for the finalized result. Fortunately, there is no evidence of malignancy.

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All things considered, this is our pleasure to look around who need help and attention like this. Significantly, Serve Cambodia found that there is a tremendous blessing in serving and standing up for orphans and widows as well.

by Nineaka “Nika” Sim (Serve Cambodia’s School Nurse)

 

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In Cambodia, most families are living in poverty and illiterate, thus they are liable to be suffered many problems that they are encountering and moreover, some parents don’t pay enough attention about healthcare and various prevention to their families, significantly their children. Additionally, Healthcare is a fundamental building block in the fight against world poverty. Likewise in Cambodia, the lack of healthcare prevention is one the main factors contributing poverty and blocking the efforts of the Cambodia Royal Government in developing and fostering its national economy. The cost of treating diseases is huge and it also takes adults away from their daily work and give children to miss their classes.

Serve Cambodia has been involving with helping Cambodian people to achieve their prospective goals through providing the education system which includes educational classes, nutrient food and healthcare provision. So far, one of our newly commenced projects called Medical Outreach Project has assisted as a health coordinator in our communities ( Happy Village 1 and 2) and education centres by providing healthcare training to help them to be aware of prevention and avoidance from sickness and disease, and giving some basic medication.

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Due to lack of healthcare education, most parents do not care enough about of their children’s eating, thus most children’s teeth are severely damaged and decayed. Through the medical outreach project, we care about them and we had looked for outer connection with other NGOs which provides free dental care for children. 37 children who had severely damaged teeth were recently brought for Dental Care NGO to checkup.
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Recently, we also provided further training through our education centres with the topic “How to brush your teeth properly”. There were 139 students participating. We choose this topic because we want to let children know that teeth are very important to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and chewing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. In addition, we also advise them to eat healthy food and avoid eating too much sugary food because all these food can impair their teeth quickly. And we guide them to choose good quality item to brush their teeth as well. If they had unhealthy teeth, they may become sick and miss their classes.

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Through this we discover that most children can know exactly how to practice regularly to build this good habit and make sure that their teeth are maintain properly. However we still continue dental check ups for other children in the next trimester to ensure that all students are paid attention. And we try our best to continue the healthcare education for them as often as possible, on this topic and many more.

by Nineaka Sim (Serve Cambodia community health nurse)

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