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Cambodian Sign Language Lessons

As a part of the International Week of the Deaf, Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme is sending our teachers to organizations around Phnom Penh and offering a free introduction class in CSL.  So far, in just two days, we have taught nearly 150 people some basic sign language.  We want to add you to that list!  […]

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International Week of the Deaf Begins!

Today, we kicked-off the International Week of the Deaf festivities here in Phnom Penh with an opening ceremony attended by H.E. Sem Sokha, Secretary of State of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation, other government officials, Deaf community members, and their family and friends.  Some of the members of the Deaf community signed the national […]

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Preparation for Deaf Week

Next week, 1-6 September, the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme will celebrate the International Deaf Week.  This week most of the staff are preparing exhibits, activities, and various programs that will fill the six days.  This morning the members of the interpreter training program spread their materials over the meeting room floor to prepare some cards […]

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Love 146 Training

LOVE 146 is an NGO focusing on issues of the sex trade, particularly protection of children from trafficking and abuse. They have offered workshops to train the staffs of NGOs who work with children in order that they might better protect those in their care, and today the Love 146 staff provided training to the […]

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Closing of P-CEN Training

For the past three weeks, professors and trainers from the Pre-College Education Network (P-CEN) at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York were in Phnom Penh, offering training in deaf education to the education staffs of the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme and of Krousar Thmey deaf schools.  This was a first-time […]

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DDP visits ISPP

Yesterday, a team from the Deaf Development Programme attended the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) ‘s NGO Fair.  We had a booth with photos and information about our projects, our Program Manager spoke about our work during a number of small group sessions, and two of our Cambodian Sign Language teachers taught some basics […]

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Future Tailors

This past Monday, four new DDP Job Training participants began tailoring classes at a local job training center.  These four women will spend one-year learning all the basics of tailoring, from taking accurate measurements to making their own patterns.  The students work alongside hearing students and will have an interpreter available, though, the instructor has […]

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Youth Encounter

Whether hearing or deaf, youth have many of the same challenges here in Cambodia.  This past weekend eighteen youth from The Deaf Development Programme had the opportunity to join with around 100 youth from other Maryknoll sponsored NGOs to build friendships and serve some of the poor here in Cambodia at a Youth Encounter.  The […]

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Deaf Warriors Score Again!

The World Cup has come and gone but soccer is still the talk of DDP.  A few weeks back, we introduced you to the Deaf Warriors – a deaf soccer team of the Phnom Penh Deaf community.  Each week these men gather to practice and play a hearing team in a local league.  Click below […]

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Teaching our Teachers

For the next three weeks, fifteen DDP staff – including CSL teachers, basic education teachers, and AVI volunteer Bill Mahony- will be attending a training in Phnom Penh led by the Pre-College Education Network (P-CEN).  P-CEN is a project of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY.  P-CEN will be leading training […]

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