UVa's GROW team has finally reached Siem Reap, Cambodia to work with the Build Your Future Today Center (BFT) for the next five weeks. They are doing hands-on experience learning in the nearby villages of Arak Svay and Sre Rabong, working with both children, mothers, and community members. So far, they have seen the community-based mother and child centers (CMCC) in both villages and witnessed the nutrition, health, and education programs that are being implemented. On May 26, the UVa team played Health Jeopardy with the mothers of Trach Chrum and helped them learn about general health, including protection from mosquitoes, diarrheal treatment, how to identify signs of malaria and dengue fever, and how to properly wash hands to protect from bacteria. In the end, all the children were given toothbrushes, mothers were given washing powder, and everyone had a great time.
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