Cambodian Organisation for Children and Development (COCD)

Cambodian Organisation for Children and Development (COCD)

The Cambodian Organisation for Children and Development (COCD) is a child-focused, development organisation which operates within the remote areas of Cambodia. COCD’s vision is that all children have access to quality social welfare and are free from all types of abuse. To achieve this, COCD aims to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and abused children in Cambodia through tackling structural causes of poverty, inequality, social exclusion and child abuse.

Find more information on the COCD website.

Session 3 2019

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Dates: 4 January- 15 February 2020

Activity cost: $2242- $2629 approx (note: subject to change)

Cost includes: Accommodation, airport transfers, in-country orientation, insurance for the activity duration

Cost excludes: International flights, meals, daily commute costs to partner organisation, laundry, visa. Optional cultural trip to Siem Reap 3 days/2 night *$441

PACE Travel Grants available (subject to eligibility): $3000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants or $1100 PACE Travel Grant

Number of students: Approx 2-4

*Students will have the option of participating in a 2 night/3 day trip to scenic Siem Reap & the UNESCO Angkor Wat temples during their activity. The in-country provider Buffalo Educational Tours (BET) will facilitate this trip at an additional cost to students. The cost will be dependent upon student numbers & will be paid in-country to BET.

Current opportunities

*Please note that the unit availability, timing and activities are always subject to change

UnitUnit timingActivity examples
PACE360 or equivalentSession 3 (same time as activity)Students can choose to focus on child protection and development, including education promotion; water, sanitation & hygiene; livelihood improvement and social empowerment. Students will work with the program team to review current documentation, meet community beneficiaries to collect feedback & information related to the programming areas in the rural areas. Students may be tasked with collating data to write funding proposals and case studies.
SSCI301 or equivalentSession 2 (before activity)Students can choose to focus on child protection and development, including education promotion; water, sanitation & hygiene; livelihood improvement and social empowerment. Students will work with the program team to review current documentation, meet community beneficiaries to collect feedback & information related to the programming areas in the rural areas. Students may be tasked with collating data to write funding proposals and case studies.

Before I apply

  1. Receive academic advice to see how a PACE International activity will fit into your degree
  2. Check you meet the eligibility requirements
  3. View the PACE International information session online or visit one of our drop-in sessions
  4. Refer to the PACE International essential resources for application tips, example application form and information on ethical volunteering

Unit information

*Please note that the unit availability, timing and activities are always subject to change

UnitUnit timingOverseas activity timingActivity examples
PACE360 or equivalentSession 3/ Winter Vacation (same time as activity)Session 3/ Winter VacationReview the CAFOD programs in order to help design and write the progress report
SSCI301 or equivalentSession 1/ Session 2 (before activity)Winter Vacation/ Session 3Work with the program team to review the Cafod and Atlassian programs that COCD operate in order to help design and write the mid term report for COCD staff and their donors.
HLTH300 or equivalentSession 1/ Session 2 (after activity)Session 3/
Winter Vacation
Review current health promotion resources, meet with stakeholders & independent research to design new promotional brochures for public health education, conduct case studies on current project beneficaries after visiting communities in the provinces.
INTS305 or equivalentSession 1/ Session 2 (after activity)Session 3/
Winter Vacation
Review the CAFOD programs in order to help design and write the progress report
MAS350 or equivalentSession 1/ Session 2 (after activity)Session 3/
Winter Vacation
Review, improve and update COCD's social media strategy
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