The Partnerships department forms the exploratory arm of Lokun. It seeks to pioneer and initiate new collaborations with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) through the sharing of insights, resources and data.
Why Collaborate with NGOs?
Collaboration with NGOs are an effective way to expand our audience and improve the quality of service we provide. Firstly, NGOs may have relevant data and a better understanding of the local healthcare scene in the specific villages. Such collaborations allow us to better adapt our initiatives to ensure that they are tailored specifically for the village. Secondly, NGOs may have relevant resources that they are willing to share. For example, in our Primary School Education, we make use of Khmer materials from Tuk Tuk 4 Change to teach dental hygiene. This increases our access to relevant local resources that have already been made, allowing us to be more effective in teaching and be more culturally appropriate.
Partnerships focuses on working with new NGOs in Pursat or Phnom Penh. The department researches possible partners, understands the scope of work carried out, then evaluates if there is any possible avenue for collaboration. In addition, Partnerships collaborate with NGOs for adult education lessons and sharing of Primary education materials. We also look towards collaborations with local pharmacies and clinics within Pursat Province to better understand the local healthcare landscape through relevant data and their wealth of experience.