Deaf Development Programme

Interpreting

Interpreting for an Engagement

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Interpreter Workshop

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Light for the World

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Building Friendships Across Borders

Every month the Deaf Development Programme receives a few visitors but we were thrilled today to welcome members of the Maryknoll family,  the Maryknoll Lay Missioners’ Friends Across Borders group.  The group will be visiting the various Maryknoll projects in Phnom Penh during their ten day stay in Cambodia.  Five of our Deaf Tour Guides […]

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Jayavarman II and our interpreters

Today our interpreters-in-training had the opportunity to practice at the National Museum.  Interpreting about ancient history has challenges, like correctly spelling Jayavarman’s name in Cambodian sign language, but it is important they learn to work through or around challenges that come up.  Great job to all our students!

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Video Tutorials in CSL – Coming Soon!

Have you been dying to learn Cambodian Sign Language but not had the time to come to class?  Soon, there will be videos up on the DDP YouTube channel with a number of basic-level signs.  Thanks to Sarah, our PACE volunteer who was introduced on this blog a few weeks ago, CSL will be (hopefully) […]

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Where is the table?

For many hearing people, the placement of different objects when interpreting can be a challenging concept to get.  If the table is placed on the right hand side, initially when someone is talking about the table, then there the table will stay in the mental picture unless it is moved.  This morning, during an interpreting […]

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Interpreter Training

On Monday, DDP hosted an all-day interpreters training with representatives from our partners Krousar Thmey and Epic Arts.   The goal of the training was professional development, experience sharing, and learning new signs (as the Sign Language Committee continues to establish new signs daily).  Check out some of the highlights below. Each interpreter had to […]

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Seven for 51,000

By our own estimates (because we have not been able to find great statistics anywhere else) there are likely more than 51,000 deaf people living in the country of Cambodia.  Between DDP and our partner Krousar Thmey, we have probably reached a few thousand individuals with education and other social supports.  DDP is the only […]

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Six new signers

Thursday marked the end of our sign language interpreter program, a multi-month course intended to prepare future sign language interpreters.   Of the six graduates, five attended the graduation ceremony, along with DDP staff and some Deaf community members.   Two of the graduates shared a bit about their experiences and words of thanks for their […]

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