Monday, October 08, 2007

Sometimes Saying Goodbye To Someone Dosn’t Always Mean Goodbye

Cambodia trust

Working for equal rights for disabled people in an inclusive barrier-free society
Cambodia Trust is committed to assisting people with disabilities re-gain mobility and live equally within society. Our help extends to people affected by polio, landmine/unexploded ordnance, cerebral palsy and clubfoot. We opened our first rehabilitation centre in 1992 and now have three centers operating in Sihanoukville, Kampong Chhnang and Phnom Penh. In each of the centers, we provide physiotherapy, prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces, and wheelchairs and other assistive devices.

Our activities include an extensive community-based rehabilitation program, which identifies people with disabilities who would benefit from our services. We support disabled children from poor families to attend school and provide schoolbooks, uniforms and bicycles. Further support includes assisting people into small business and establishing self-help groups so people have the opportunity to exchange ideas and advocate for themselves, and working with other partners including the government.

We also run an education centre - the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) - where people learn to make and fit prosthetic limbs and orthopedic braces. The aim of the School is to create a foundation of physical rehabilitation services by producing specialists with skills and knowledge to support people with disabilities. The training program takes three years and students come to Cambodia from many different countries.\

~ by feelcool on October 7, 2007.

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