If you do a search for ‘the day my life changed’ you’ll get around 349,000,000 results. Now I don’t know about the other 348,999,999 but I can tell you when it happened for me.
Walking out of Phnom Penh Airport for the first time in 2010 I’d a feeling I would be a slightly different person when I next saw the airport, heading home. What I didn’t know was just how different.
A few days ago, I met the 2012 Safe Arrivals team. I’m not able to travel with them this year so it was a chance to still feel part of this incredible project. Listening to them talking excitedly about the upcoming trip and asking questions about the traditional birth attendants (TBAs) I was taken back to that day in 2010 when I first saw Cambodia.
I was asked for any tips for training, and that got me thinking about how to prepare someone for what they’re about to experience.
Here are a few tips:
(This article was written by Jodie Knoop, Safe Arrivals Trainer/Team Member 2009/2010 and South Australian Midwife)