Smile 4 Cambodia is our toothbrushing program. Toothbrushing education and daily toothbrushing during school hours. So far 7 schools are included and we have a total of 3100 students taking part in the project brushing their teeth daily. For this program B4C installed a sink and...Read More
The students in secondary school Kunskapsakademin in Sundsvall, Sweden, ran a Cambodia project during 2014 and the money the students raised was enough to build a new toothbrushing sink at Thmor Khol primary school. Timewise the construction of the sink comes absolutely perfect, as most of the kids during 2014 also have had a chance to visit the dentist. The SMILE 4 CAMBODIA program aims to provide toothbrushing, dentist visits as well as application of fluoride a couple of times a year.
Martin Carey and his Land & Sky campsite at famous Glastonbury Festival has since Bike 4 Cambodia was found back in 2010 been one of our biggest supporters. During 2013 and 2014 Land and Sky kindly donated the proceeds from one of their tipis rented out during the festival. After discussion with Martin and his Team they decided that the money from 2014 should go towards a new Toothbrushing project and the school picked for the project is called Rorangleur school. The school has 300 students and it is located just outside Kampong Cham. In our attempts to provide as many Cambodian students as possible with good dental health the kids in Rorangleur school also get the chance to see the dentist and from now on they will get fluoride varnish applied to their teeth a few times a year.
It is interesting to see the kids at Rorangleur brushing their teeth. In the beginning they didn’t know what to think about it but these days they tend to run out to the sink as soon as its time and they do enjoy it very very much.
During 2014 Anders Granheim from Sundsvall in Sweden started a Body Building competition called Train 4 Cambodia. The competition raised a fair bit of money and a new tooth brushing sink were built at Prek Chik school. Now the kids brush their teeth daily and they have alos had a the chance to visit the dentist once a year since 2014. We aim to provide the kids with both dentist visits and daily toothbrushing.