Deaf Development Programme

DCD

Arlinda Boland

Last week Arlinda Boland became the newest member of the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme staff.  Justin Smith, presently the manager of the Deaf Community Development Project, will be leaving Cambodia in April, and Arlinda will replace him in that role.   Arlinda is from the United States but came to us from participating in a […]

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The making of memes

  By popular demand, PACE volunteer, Joseph, offered two technology related workshops at DCC last month. One focused on how to make a basic advertising poster, including backgrounds, text boxes, and inserting photos.  The other was focused on how to make a meme (AKA those pictures with words that are popular on social media, they […]

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Aerobics at DCC

Last month, Laura, a volunteer from Australia, led aerobics workshops for two days at the Deaf Community Center in Phnom Penh.  Many Deaf community members turned out each day to participate and they definitely seem to have gotten a work-out!

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Guest Reaction to DDP Field Work

Joseph and I traveled into the Kampot provinces with a team of DDP staff members to recruit new deaf students. This activity was a part of DDP’s outreach initiative. The staff encouraged the deaf people to come and stay at the DDP house in Kampot where they would be provided with an education and job […]

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ISF Football Tournament

Every year, IndoChina Starfish Foundation (ISF) hosts a soccer tournament specifically for Deaf Cambodians.  This year, they were able to host two – the second of which took place this past Saturday.  DDP had four male and three female teams participating.  With each match, friends became enemies as they took the field brutally fighting for […]

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Pep Rally for the Deaf Amazons!

BBQ, face paint, and cheering on your favorite team… This past weekend, we had a bit of a pep rally to support our Deaf Amazons women’s football team.  More than 50 people turned out for the barbeque and pre-game festivities.  The Deaf Amazons truly appreciate all the support!  

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Healthy Foods

Healthy eating can help you to live longer was the message this weekend at DCC Phnom Penh’s workshop.  Around 20 Deaf community members turned out to learn how to prepare a veggie salad and very tasty fruit salad for ‘dessert.’

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Deaf Warriors Play On

Even with the start of our Deaf women’s football team (Go Deaf Amazons!), the Deaf Warriors also continue to have opportunities to scrimmage teams since they are in between league seasons at the moment.  Two weekends ago they triumphed over the Mekong University staff/student team with a score of 5 to 0 and this past […]

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Women’s Soccer League

Saturday was a day all about women’s football here are DDP.  We have officially launched the hearing and deaf football league.  Our Deaf Amazons, Deaf women’s football team, had their official unveiling.  Unfortunately, they suffered a loss in their opening game but they sure looked great in their new uniforms.  A special thanks to the […]

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7th WFD Asia Youth Camp

Four members of the Cambodian Deaf community have a great opportunity this week to attend the 7th WFD Asia Youth Camp put on by the Asia Region of the World Federation of the Deaf.  This year’s event is taking place in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  So far, it looks like the group is having a great […]

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