Disabled persons

Development and assistance for disabled persons

NGO gets UNICEF aid for speech therapy training

In an effort to address speech and communication disorders, which affect about one in 25 people countrywide, Unicef Cam­bo­dia awarded the organization OIC: The Cambodia Project a $42,000 grant on Wednesday to provide informal speech therapy training to Cambodians. ...

Janelle Retka

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. ...

Stephen Taylor

Bassaka puts the blame on CAMS

The government has asked the company that manages airports in Cambodia to explain why, according to airline Bassaka Air, it demanded $240 from the carrier for helping a disabled passenger board one of its aircraft.Bassaka Air, which found itself at the centre of a media ...

Pech Sotheary

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

Gov’t ramping up plan for tourist-site access

A push is on to mandate handicapped-accessible ramps at the Kingdom’s tourist attractions, a member of the government’s Disability Action Council (DAC) said yesterday. ...

Chhay Channyda

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 ...

Leng Sreynich

Give disabled people their pensions: NGO

Advocates for the disabled yesterday criticised the slow implementation of Cambodia’s six-year-old disability law and urged the government to hasten the process by starting the distribution of the monthly $5 pension that people with disabilities were promised in 2011 through a separate sub-decree. ...

Pech Sotheary

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