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Deaf Community Flower Art Activity

At the Deaf Community Center in Kampot Province, the participants proudly display their artwork made with flowers.

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Job Training Students Graduate

Two young women recently graduated from a job training course in sewing.  They received certificates from the Center for Global Impact.  Congratulations!

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Job Training Students Enroll at Salon

Seven of our job training students have recently enrolled at the Bi Salon in Phnom Penh.  These students have come from four different provinces in Cambodia.  In the accompanying photo the students are applying finger nail polish.

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Registered to Vote

Local commune elections are being held this weekend in Cambodia.  We are assisting our students with registering to vote.  It can sometimes be challenging to locate the documents required for registration.  The students pictured above are now registered and can exercise their right to vote in the elections.

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Anti-Bullying Workshop

At DDP we are committed to safeguarding the dignity and well-being of our clients and staff.  We have a zero tolerance policy towards any form of bullying and harassment.   Forty of our deaf clients recently attended an anti-bullying workshop at our offices in Phnom Penh.

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Outreach in the Villages

Our field workers go to villages throughout Cambodia to make contact with the families of deaf young adults.  Outreach is an important step in locating new clients to participate in our basic education project and our deaf community development project.  The above photo is of a DDP field worker visiting the family of a deaf […]

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Welcoming A New Client

We have recently welcomed a new client who is both deaf and blind.  This challenging case is the first of its kind for DDP, and possibly for any project in Cambodia.  In the above photo, our teachers are forming his hands into the sign for “mango”, after having had him hold and smell a mango.

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Job Training Graduate Chheng Rattanak

The Deaf Development Programme placed Chheng Rattanak in a job training course to prepare him for work as a barber.  He is now successfully employed as a barber in Kandal Province.  The Job Training Project hopes to see all of its students find work and attain self-reliance.

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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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