Deaf Development Programme

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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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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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