Cambodia Blog By Andy Tan Hi everybody! My name is Andy Tan and I am one of the nine Agents of Change from the EMBRACE Program developed by Youth Challenge International and ADRA Canada. I am so happy to be writing you from Sandan, Kompong ... read more
October 18th, 2017 Field coordinating can be a bit of an oxymoron, especially when you are a Canadian and you are tasked with coordinating logistics and learning experiences for three Canadian students visiting a major health and development project in rural Philippines. Often times the field seems anything but coordinated. Luckily for me EMBRACE project staff at ADRA Philippines made this go about as smoothly as one could hope – during the rainy season no less!
October 5th, 2017 I danced with the Angel Mary! Or at least, I held her in the dance. The villagers were gathered at an EMBRACE project site for training in looking after their babies. Most were women, but there were a couple of men there too. When it was announced that a representative from the donor agency was present (that being me) they spontaneously stepped outside their shelter and began to dance and sing. I asked a colleague what they were singing and he told me “Thank you ADRA Canada for helping us!”
September 19th, 2017 Women and children in remote communities of Rwanda, Cambodia, Myanmar, and the Philippines are at risk of dying in childbirth. For children, the risks continue until their fifth birthday. To address this issue, project EMBRACE was launched in 2016.