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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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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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