mWASH 1 - Electronic data system training
Lifewater Ratanakiri - Field Office Launch
Electronic Data System Training
Lifewater International (LI) is excited to launch a new program to serve tens of thousands of vulnerable children and families in the Ratanakiri district of Cambodia. Implementing Lifewater's Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV), Lifewater national staff will live and walk alongside community members in overcoming all forms of water poverty. Lifewater’s VHV approach engages all local community actors to bring about lasting transformation in health, water access, and well-being of the most vulnerable.
Lifewater believes that communities can be healthy — that they can be free from the trappings of water-borne diseases — and that this can only be done through transformation of communities at all levels. In healthy communities, there are WASH transformations in all segments of society, from government to schools to churches to households to individuals. WASH transformation requires change and commitment from all actors. What one person does, impacts another. These transformations are both in infrastructure (hardware) as well as in behaviors (software), as both are required for a health impact. Although these changes are not enough to heal every aspect of health in a family or community, they have the ability to transform the health of a community by setting a new baseline of health. Kids will live longer, healthier lives and stay in school. Moms will have healthy families and spend less time gathering water. Families will be healthier and spend less money on healthcare. Water committees will help make water points sustainable. Households and communities will learn how they can transform their own lives by experiencing the impact of small changes and working together for lasting differences. Woven throughout Lifewater is the centrality of Christ in who we are as people and as a community. This work is about God’s deep love for all of us.
A team of 1-2 volunteers will travel with one Lifewater HQ staff member to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to train LI Ratanakiri staff in how to collect data using our electronic data system. This training will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for our new Ratanakiri team. The volunteer(s) should be experienced and confident in using smart phone technology, familiar with Lifewater's Vision of a Healthy Village, and able to humbly and clearly share information in a cross-cultural settings. The training will be led by a Lifewater staff member, and the volunteer(s) will assist in helping the team learn how to operate their new phones and collect data through the Akvo Flow application.
In addition to this, volunteers will be helping to encourage Cambodian staff as they prepare to go to the field as Christian witnesses. Included in this training is leading daily devotions and working with staff to practice what they are learning. Your role is very important to helping launch this program successfully.
Lifewater HQ will provide training beforehand on Akvo.
NOTE: The estimated trip cost DOES NOT include international airfare which is estimated at $1800. Individuals will purchase airfare on their own. All on the ground costs such as lodging, food, and transportation are included in the estimated trip cost of ($1000).
Emergency Contact Form Required
Please complete this emergency contact form and email to [email protected] or mail to Lifewater at PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Trip Preparation Form Required
Please sign and complete and refer to the Trip Preparation Policy.
Email to [email protected] or Lifewater ATTN: Trips PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Trip Preparation Policy
Please refer to the Trip Preparation Policy when completing your Trip Preparation Form.
Trip Funds Policy
Please refer to the Trip Funds Policy when completing the Trip Preparation Form.
Trip Packing List
Listed here is a recommended packing list. Volunteers are asked to pack very light and limit their luggage to no more than 40lbs.
Lifewater recommends traveling with carryon luggage only.
Trip Insurance Overview
Lifewater purchases emergency travel insurance for all volunteers. Please review the overview document.
Health and Medical Information Required
Please complete the attached Health and Medical Information and return to Julie Waechter at [email protected] or mail to Lifewater Attn: Trips PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403.
Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Form Required
Please complete this Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Form and email to [email protected] or mail to Lifewater at PO Box 3131 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Team Member Trip Report Required
This form is to be completed within 2 weeks of your return. Kindly email this report to Julie Waechter ([email protected])
What to Expect Required
Please review and sign this form and send it back to Lifewater. [email protected]
- You must be familiar with Lifewater's Vision of a Healthy Village strategy and competent in using smart phone technology
- You must be in good physical health and able to travel to rural parts of Asia.