Health and nutrition

Support for education is not enough if the living conditions of the families don’t allow the children to live and study in decent conditions. Therefore, Taramana offers an access to healthcare and food to all the families of Boeng Salang.

The children who live in Boeng Salang are malnourished and exposed to illnesses. Our social surveys have shown that more than half the children in Boeng Salang have never been vaccinated.

Access to health for everyone

A vaccination protocol was launched in 2010 for all the willing children and families. Our health program supervised by a doctor, the president of the charity. He is backed up by a Cambodian nurse.

Medical check-ups are set-up for all the inhabitants of Boeng Salang. In the case of serious illnesses, Taramana organizes and gives access to further treatment. Twice a year, in a partnership with the NGO Cambodia World Family, the children also have access to quality dental care. In 2011, Taramana set up a project for multi-vitamin and intestinal debugging for the children who come to the Taramana center on a daily basis.

A balanced diet

The children who come to the canteen have been identified as being the most in need by social surveys. Every day around 80 children in the center get a balanced meal with rice, meat or fish, vegetables and fruits. In the future we would like to be able to feed more children.

The children also have drinking water at the Taramana center.

Every month Taramana distributes a ton of rice to the families who are the most in need. The quantity is defined by the social worker according to the families’ ressources.