About Project Lokun
Project Lokun is a bi-annual humanitarian project to Pursat, Cambodia, started by students from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2006. We aim to reconnect villagers to the nation’s healthcare system, as well as improve their health and living conditions.
Who We Are
Project Lokun consists of a team of medical students and doctor volunteers who travel twice a year to Cambodia’s rural villages. Our team usually comprises approximately 20-30 medical students from and a team of 6-8 accompanying doctors.
“Lokun” means “doctor” in the Hokkien dialect our project volunteers are affectionately known as “lokuners”.
Project Lokun’s misson is to Cultivate, Connect, Care for the Cambodian village community.
- Cultivate: Educate villagers on good health practices
- Connect: Reconnect villagers back to their healthcare system
- Care: Provide acute care to through clinic initiatives
What We Do
Unlike most other overseas community projects which are content with going down once or twice, Project Lokun has been committed to serving the rural communities of Pursat since 2006, for a total of 23 successful trips. With the sole aim of eventually passing the responsibility of healthcare back to the Cambodians, we have partnered with many NGOs locally as well as in Cambodia. Some of our notable partners include Hand of Hope Cambodia (HOH) – which assists us in the dispensing of chronic medications to hypertensive patients. In Singapore, we are also strongly supported by the NUS Medical Society- an official registered society in Singapore.
Why We Need Your Help
Being a fully voluntary project, it is our hope to develop it into a sustainable long-term initiative where medical care for the villagers can be provided more constantly all year round. All medical equipment and supplies provided to villagers are generously provided through donations. All volunteers also pay for their own room, board and expenses during visits.