Delegates from over 15 JCI member countries visited Angkor Hospital for Children to explore fundraising opportunities.

The Junior Chamber International Cambodia (JCI Cambodia) led a delegation from over 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region to visit Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap province.

The purpose was to explore potential collaborations to raise funds supporting the hospital's operations, providing free and effective treatment to Cambodian children.

Ly Oudam, national president of JCI Cambodia, said, "Witnessing the valuable mission of the hospital in saving the lives of tens of thousands of Cambodian children every year and providing free treatment, we have decided to invite our organisational members in various countries to come and learn more about the overall situation of the hospital. This will help JCI member countries to come up with initiatives or collaborations to raise funds, making the hospital's operations more sustainable."

During their visit to the hospital, delegates gained understanding of its operations and visited critically ill children. They engaged in conversations with a parent whose child was diagnosed with blood cancer, expressing heartfelt appreciation for the hospital's efforts in saving the child’s life and improving their condition.

Holly Smith, fundraising director at AHC, said, “We are delighted to have welcomed the JCI delegation today and offer our sincere thanks to the national president of JCI Cambodia, Ly Oudam, for leading the delegation. AHC relies on partnerships with organisations around the world and in Cambodia to keep providing healthcare to children, and we are honoured that the national presidents took the time out of their busy schedules to visit the hospital and discuss our potential collaboration.”

The visit took place during the 2024 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference, organised by JCI Cambodia from June 6 to 9, in Siem Reap. It was one of the most important agenda items at the conference's showcase about JCI Cambodia's positive impact on the community.

The report shows that in just the past six months, from October 2023 to March 2024, AHC has provided support and treatment to around 60,000 Cambodian children.

About the Junior Chamber International Cambodia (JCI Cambodia)

JCI Cambodia is an affiliate member of JCI, a non-profit NGO established in Cambodia in 2010 with a mission to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

JCI Cambodia currently has 6 chapters with more than 300 members, a network of more than 1,000 members and hundreds of other student volunteers.

About Angkor Hospital for Children

AHC is a children’s hospital and child health organisation in Siem Reap. Since 1999, the hospital has provided free high-quality, compassionate medical care to over 2.5 million Cambodian children, offering a wide range of specialty and critical services. 

For more Information: 

Lor Lihor, national secretary officer of JCI Cambodia 

Phone Number: 089 987 087

Email: [email protected]