Cambodia is suffering the affects of Covid-19 and the Delta variant, along with other countries around the world. The government has taken several steps to control the spread of the virus and protect their population through vaccinations, mask and social distancing mandates, closures, and lockdowns.
Schools across the country have been suspended since March 2021. However, the virus is still active and protection is vitally needed for students and their families. Therefore, to help combat the spread of the virus among village communities where Covid-19 is active, Trailblazer staff delivered 1,100 cloth masks to the villages of Chhouk and Bos in Knarpo commune, Soutr Nikum district. These masks were made by village women, giving them the opportunity to earn some income, as wells as assist in protecting the health situation of their communities.
Although the intent had been to make the mask delivery directly to students, with the schools being closed, Trailblazer staff instead met with 15 representatives of these two villages. The representatives collected their village’s portion of the masks and agreed to take the masks back to their communities and distribute them to families and students alike.
This mask delivery was made possible because of a generous donation. We greatly appreciate the wonderful support of our donors who make our efforts to protect and promote healthy communities, and provide a measure of safety for students while at home, and when they can return to school to continue their education in rural Cambodia.
Meeting with representatives
representatives to receive masks