KHANA activities are well suited for students who have a background and/or interest in public health and education. Students who are flexible, proactive and adaptable to the dynamic working conditions in Cambodia.
Students may work on individual projects or collaborate within a wider team. Students may find subject matter challenging, as KHANA provides vital, high quality care and support services to over 17,000 people living with HIV/AIDS.
Accommodation: Typically hotel twin-share accommodation.
Activity Timing*: Winter Vacation (June - July), Session 3 (December - February)
Activity length: 4-6 weeks
PACE Units*: ARTS3000, HLTH3050, MQBS3000
*Please note: unit availability, timing and activities are dependent on partner needs and are subject to change. Not all units are offered each session.
Location and highlights
KHANA's office is situated within a central part of Phnom Penh, within a wider NGO neighbourhood of the city. Within walking distance is great access to many coffee shops and an array of food outlets. Phnom Penh sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, with an established riverfront that is a hive of tourist activity.
The city has many historical sites that are easily accessed by tuk tuks, including the Royal Palace, Central Market, Wat Phnom, Toul Sleng and the National Museum to name a few. Spotted around the city are Buddhist temples (wats) along with an alluring and abundant cafe culture, clubs, bars and a diverse food scene to suit every budget.
Students typically have opportunity to visit KHANA’s project sites out in communities, where a deeper understanding is met with the faces of beneficiaries. Through hearing the communities' feedback, students can bring their voices and concerns back to the organization.
|Public Health||Students conducted an impact analysis of KHANA’s work, specifically investigating the impact of those those living with HIV/AIDS. Students worked across updating KHANA's offical communication channels for internal and external audiences, including the local and international media, government, donors and the wider community.|
|Public Health||Students supported a research project, including documenting and designing a communication plan that KHANA could use to further enhance advocacy efforts and promote their clinical services to the Cambodian public, especially highlighting education around tuberculosis.|