Did you know Cambodia boasts one of the largest numbers of established non-profit organizations in the world? There’s over 2,000 of them! Education of social workers is also increasing throughout the world, especially in places like Cambodia where social work is seen as important, necessary, and in demand. As the NY Times posted today, “The government is increasing the social work budget every year, but still only in limited amounts,” said Saneth Vathna, president of the National Institute of Social Affairs. “Right now we need a lot of trained social workers in Cambodia.”
While the focus is on increasing members of their own community to get educated and employed in the social work field, there is still much opportunity to contribute as a visiting social worker.