Visitors at DDP
As the Maryknoll Deaf Development Programme has become better known, more and more visitors, especially deaf people, have made their way to our offices and activities. Partly that is because a former DDP staff—Ms. Ronise Barreras–settled in Kampot Province and started Hands On Travel, a tour agency serving deaf clients from around the world.
Because of the increasing number of deaf visitors, Ms. Karen Bortvedt, DDP’s Communications Coordinator–and the one who welcomes visitors–started training the deaf staff to take on that role. Today–with Karen out of town–the deaf staff welcomed a seven-member group from Hands On Travel and did a wonderful job of explaining the history, the projects, and the activities of DDP. In the photo above, DDP staff interact with visitors from England, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States.