Development and assistance for disabled persons
Disabled persons assistance NGOs
Groups advocate employment for the disabled
Civil society organisations whose work mainly focuses on advocating the welfare of people with disabilities across Asia appealed to their governments to pay more attention to the private sectors offering job opportunities for disabled people. ...
Khouth Sophak Chakrya
More needed for disabled: NGO
At a workshop to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the Law on the Protection and the Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, executive director of the Cambodian Disabled People’s Organisation Ngin Saorath decried the lack of progress on equal treatment of disabled people ...
Psychological distress high among disabled
People with disabilities and their families in two Cambodian provinces – Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum – experience significant psychological distress, endure discrimination and stigma and their rights “re-main largely unrecognised”, a new study has found. ...
Sen David and Yesenia Amaro
NGO transfers schools for blind, deaf to government
This week, 25 years after a Frenchmen created the first of five specialized schools for blind and deaf students, it is handing over the schools—plus the tools and expertise its staff developed over decades—to the Cambodian government. ...
Wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk debuts
The maker of a new tuk-tuk prototype retrofitted with a wheelchair ramp hopes to usher in a new era of wheelchair-friendly travel in Phnom Penh. ...
Prime Minister Hun Sen calls for local televisions to increase sign languages broadcasting for deaf-and-mute persons
Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen and his spouse, Samdach Bun Rany Hun Sen, this morning paid a visit to NGO Krousar Thmey in Phnom Penh, where he called for the public not discriminate people with disabilities. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Experts say gov’t all talk, no action on support for disabled
Marking the Cambodian Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An encouraged all government ministries to make an effort to employ more people with disabilities, though experts say the government should be more proactive. ...
Khy Sovuthy and Taylor O'Connell
Old hearing aids add to quality of life
ROSEBUD audiologist Fallon Arnold is about to head off on a two-week volunteer placement for All Ears Cambodia, based in the capital, Phnom Penh.The organisation offers a range of hearing health services to those afflicted with hearing loss or ear-health problems, such as infections. ...
Krousar Thmey requests media to help encourage parents to send disabled kids to school
General Director of Krousar Thmey Herve Roqueplan had asked minister of information Khieu Kanharith to help encouraging private-run and state-run media to bring on air a video clip, encouraging parents to send their disabled kids to school. ...
The Cambodia Herald News Staff
Speech therapists struggle to meet the needs of many
Speech therapy is slowly gaining ground in Cambodia. That’s good news for children like Lin, 14, who lives in Siem Reap province and in the past has hardly said a word to anyone, including his family. He has had some speech therapy, however, and on ...