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Khmer New Year Event at DDP

We celebrated the Khmer New Year with an event at the DDP offices in Phnom Penh.  A popular game for the Khmer New Year is Veay Ka Orm.  This involves suspending clay pots filled with baby powder, candy and a small prize.  Participants are blind folded and given three chances to hit one of the […]

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Khmer New Year Blessing

The Khmer New Year is one of the most important holidays in Cambodia.  It is celebrated annually in April.  Cambodians who live in Phnom Penh go to their traditional home area in the provinces to be with family.  The holiday is celebrated with feasts, festivals and visits to the local wat.  To mark the beginning […]

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International Women’s Day Celebration

This weekend DDP celebrated International Women’s Day.  Kampong Cham made these splendid headdresses pictured below as a part of their celebration. At our celebration in Phnom Penh, the main office staff formed groups, along with our deaf students, and put together a variety show.  We had two groups of models, four skits, and some dancing. Our […]

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ASEAN Deaf Sports Federation Visits

This past weekend, DDP was thrilled to welcome the board from the ASEAN Deaf Sports Federation (ADSF) to Phnom Penh.  Their board members came from five different ASEAN nations and with the help of their host and contact here in Cambodia, Mr. Vong Sopheak, they are researching setting up a deaf sports association here in […]

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English Class

  At DDP, we recognize that we are only as strong as our staff.  So, we always try to find ways for them to continue their education and develop themselves.  Many of our Deaf staff have been asking for English class.  Starting this year, we were able to fulfill that wish with twice weekly English […]

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Youth Camp 2017

This past weekend, DDP hosted the first ever Deaf Youth Camp in Cambodia.  This fine group traveled together from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap for a weekend of leadership activities, excursions, and time to bond in a deaf-centric environment.  The leaders and participants were a mix of ages, long- and short-time signers, DDP students and […]

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Floating Along

At DDP, we do our best to teach our students useful skills.  Usually, this means some math, some literacy, and a whole lot of sign language but on the weekends, we get to teach other useful life lessons.  Such as, how to swim.  One of our two interns from Australia used to swim competitively, so […]

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Meet our interns!

For the past two months, these two (Caitlan on the left and Rachael on the right) have been serving as interns here at DDP.  Both come to us from Macquarie University’s PACE Program in Sydney, Australia.  Read some of their first reflections below. From Caitlan: My name is Caitlan . I am currently studying a […]

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Basic Education Graduates

This year we had 23 students graduate from the basic education project.  These students left their families, many for the first time to make a two-year investment in their future. They learned basic math, literacy, social studies and life skills.  They also learned Cambodian sign language and seemed to make many good friends.  Congratulations to […]

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New Students are HERE!

Last week, we opened the basic education project’s academic year in all three of our locations.  Many of the year one students had parents come to the ceremony and they had a chance to learn about all the services DDP has to offer.  Some of the students immediately jump in trying to communicate with the […]

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