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an ever-changing osteopathic project

The story began with a meeting of volunteers in 2005. Their action, by providing osteopathic treatments, has made it possible to treat the suffering of orphans and children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The progression of care has been constant since 2008 with two sessions of care and about 3000 treatments each year. Three volunteers created this NGO. There are now more than 40 of them.

“They give their hands and time for the care of children who are victims of birth defects, whether physical, psychological or social. Osteopathic treatments free them from adverse childhood experiences and give them joy and happiness. I am happy to give my time and energy to this project with teams of volunteers totally in the spirit of the NGO initiated by its Founders. The future that lies ahead is that of the transmission of our osteopathic know-how. The teaching sessions have begun and are preparing the Khmer trainers of tomorrow, while this new health profession is being created in Cambodia.”

(Patrick Jouhaud, Chairman)

Several thousand treatments, 40 volunteer osteopaths

These treatments and field actions are supported by: GETM&ASETHEMA, the association Enfance Arc en Ciel, Rotary clubs, “granulés du Limousin”, Audéfi chartered accountants. Docosteocam is the Osteopath of Phare Ponleu Selpak and PhareCircus.

Doing for others is good, but teaching them how to do it themselves is better

Our project today is to transmit our osteopathic knowledge and know-how. Dr. Sin Sotikun is the first O.C. in Cambodia. We are opening a consultation clinic in Phnom Penh. Teaching takes place at Calmette Hospital for health professionals, as well as at the University of Health Sciences

Two weeks

article published on 22/05/2020

Two weeks far from home, from your family, from your day-to-day activity, from your culture. Two weeks out of your comfort zone. Two weeks forever engraved in my memory. Such a short lapse of time on the scale of a lifetime, and yet so rich, so intensely human, that it opens up perspectives you might seek throughout your whole life. ...

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A journey, and a therapy

article published on 22/05/2020

The journey began just a few weeks before our departure for Cambodia, which was planned for February 21, 2020, in a context of uncertainty and doubt. People I knew, and the media, strongly advised against travelling to Asia because of the situation related to Covid-19. On top of this, my flight was cancelled just a few days before departure, with ...

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I remember

article published on 28/04/2020

I remember that little girl in the Children’s Restaurant A game of hide-and-seek behind a white canvas I could just make out a hand and two feet Suddenly the curtain lifted The light shone onto her face We talked with our hands,   And then with our expressions, Danith, the interpreter was never far if we needed him for words. ...

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You gave me

article published on 22/04/2020

You gave me your hands, carrying little white pieces of paper. Mine welcomed a fragment of life, over a moment’s encounter, and we travelled on together. On different time lines, always hoping for a better future. Of course, some eyes marked me more, some stories are engraved and I take heart in those that were most insignificant. Modesty and doubt ...

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article published on 09/04/2020

February 28, 2020 We left Kep early in the morning for Takeo and the village of Sok San. Sok San is a centre for the disabled. Just like elsewhere the welcome was very warm. I noted that the centre was pleasant, open, equipped with balneotherapy facilities (a true luxury) and a physiotherapy area. There were real medical files. The first ...

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Cambodian meetings

article published on 04/04/2020

From February 21 until March 9, 2020 My action as a Paediatrician: How fortunate I have been to work in a team, to dialogue and to do good by pooling our knowledge for the good of the children. Of course, I saw pathologies that are sometimes non-existent in our western countries. Illnesses that are not treated due to lack of ...

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Cambodian meetings
A journey, and a therapy
Slideshow Mission N°21 - February/March 2020


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