The daily diet of children in rural Cambodia includes only basic foods, like rice and vegetables. The absence of important nutrients, such as proteins and fats, has a significant impact on the children’s growth and their ability to perform academically. For this reason, from 2015, Missione Possibile started a nutrition program aimed at providing children with a more balanced diet by increasing the variety and quantity of food available to them. Every school day, eggs, bananas and milk are distributed to the students. The program has had positive benefits, with students being more responsive and able to keep their focus longer in class.
Along with academic education, Missione Possibile teachers provide guidance on human values that are fundamental to every individual. Honesty, love and respect for oneself and others, family unity, and mutual cooperation are principles that have been compromised by Cambodia’s historical events. Creating awareness in the new generation will bring positive change for the future of the Country.
A basic oral hygiene project was introduced in our schools, teaching children to take
care of their teeth by brushing them twice a day. Each classroom is equipped with
individual cups where children keep their toothbrush.
Children enrolled in our schools, both boys and girls, are part of the Inter Campus Cambodia
program, a special sport training dedicated to unprivileged children. Football, as well as other sports and games, are used as
an educational tool to teach the value of fairness and teamwork.
In association with the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association (HKOMA) all students in the primary and secondary school received comprehensive eye screening.
Some students were identified as requiring further examination. Those students will receive follow up care and be provided with corrective lenses if required.