What an experience!

 I volunteered for COCD for 6 weeks with my university. I study Anthropology and Social Sciences and wanted to gain real experience researching in the field. The COCD volunteer program is well organised, and I was able to produce tangible results for the organisation and community. I had a wonderful time working with the kind, supportive team at COCD. I learnt practical skills, visited provinces to conduct research, and fell in love with the Cambodian culture. The research and proposal we created during my visit will be used to secure funding from major donors for projects like improving access to clean drinking water, teaching communities business skills, and raising awareness about violence against children. Working with COCD has inspired me to continue working with NGO’s and hopefully conduct more research in Cambodia. I loved every minute and wouldn’t hesitate to do it all again!  

Nina COOKEStudent at the University of Macquarie