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Deaf Football Team

One of the challenges and one of the goals of the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme is to bring together deaf people from all parts of Cambodia and from different backgrounds so that they acquire a sense of deaf identity and of deaf community.  One vehicle for accomplishing that is sports, and today the first deaf […]

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The rains came…

This is the rainy season in Cambodia, with the months of heaviest rainfall (September and October) still to come, but on 4 July we had a tremendous rainstorm and for the first time our Deaf Development Programme office flooded.  When the water in the street got about ten inches deep, it came into the open […]

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Welcome, Bill Mahony!

  Australian Volunteers International has been a partner with the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme for several years.  First AVI recruited Selwyn Hoffman who has worked as an activities coordinator with us for two years.  Now AVI has found Bill Mahony (center) who comes to us from Melbourne.  He has only been in the country for […]

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Graduation Day

The Deaf Development Programme has been running a sign language course since November.  The classes ended in May and today there was a small graduation ceremony at the DDP office.  The Sign Language Project is one of six projects at DDP.  In its first phase, it concentrated on identifying and recording Cambodian signs, eventually publishing […]

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Road Work 2

Last week it seemed the landlord of the DDP office building was paving the muddy area beside the building.  It turned out he had just got construction workers on a site nearby to empty their concrete truck on the site.  Over night we went from deep ruts in mud to deep ruts in newly hardened […]

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Asia-Pacific Visitors

Five or six years ago, several DDP staff members attended a conference in Indonesia of the Asia-Pacific Region of the World Federation of the Deaf.  Today some of the deaf people from that conference in Jakarta came to visit the Deaf Development Programme in Phnom Penh.  On the left are two deaf men from Japan.  […]

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Road Work

The road next to the Deaf Development Programme office in Phnom Penh has never been fully opened.  The end at the far right of the picture is permanently blocked by squatters.  The area here beside the DDP office was previously blocked by squatters but the landlord for our building (the large building behind the wall […]

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Old DDP Website

The Deaf Development Programme has had its own presence on the web since 2004 when the DDP website was set up at ddp-cambodia.org.  Before that, the people, places, and activities of DDP were recorded on the website of Charlie Dittmeier at http://parish-without-borders.net/cditt  . Now DDP has a new website but all the former photos and […]

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Visitors to DDP

Many visitors come to the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme, some from Cambodia and some from other countries (like these three lay missioners from Italian and Hong Kong Catholic NGOs). To help visitors have a good experience and to minimize disruption to our teaching and other activities, DDP has established a visitor policy which can be […]

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New DDP Website

The new DDP website isn’t developing as fast as we had hoped it would, partly because we don’t like the WordPress theme we are using as much as we thought we would.  Some experimentation is going on to find one of the tens of thousands of WordPress themes that might serve us better.  Hold on!  […]

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