Project Indochina Community Development programs are all underpinned by the principal requirements of self sustainability and capacity building. There is also a considerable overlap into education and humanitarian aid activities.
Health education and intervention are particularly important programs in community development aid directed at ethnic minority groups, or communities living in remote areas. Basic health, infant and adult nutrition and hygiene needs are not being met.
Educating children from remote area communities is a major challenge for any Government, let alone that of a developing country. The further the distance from a provincial centre the less is the infrastructure and both the quality and quantity of teachers declines rapidly. An objective of the Project Indochina community development education program is to train local potential young teachers and return them to their communities fully qualified.
Clean water and proper sanitation are fundamental to community health.
Most remote communities in South East Asia not only lack both of these basics, but also lack the resources to correct the situation or even understand the consequences of non action. Project Indochina uses, as far as possible, local labour and materials in it's infrastructure projects. This provides the local community not only with income, and ownership of the project but can act as a precursor to understanding the concept of longer term, sustainable income generation.