Nations from around the world have not only provided financial aid to help Cambodia recover from the war, but also sent material aid and the help of NGOs. Taiwan has been a part of this effort, with social welfare organizations such as the Formosa Budding Hope Association (FBHA), the Field Relief Agency of Taiwan, the Cambodia‡Taiwan Education and Employment Program, and the Empowering Lives through Innovative Volunteerism group having worked there for years delivering humanitarian aid in a variety of forms. Many travelers who have visited the country have also helped by choosing to participate in volunteer work.
On one day of our stay, we drive to Kanhchriech District, Prey Veng Province, more than three hours from Phnom Penh, to see the volunteer medical and dental services that FBHA is providing at an elementary school there.
Dr. Hsu Yu-pi, the dentist who founded FBHA, began participating in volunteer clinics in Cambodia in 2006. To date, FBHA has organized 24 such clinics.