OIC: The Cambodia Project work to bring speech therapy to Cambodians with a communication and swallowing disability. They envision a Cambodia where people with a communication and swallowing disability have full, happy lives and participate fully in society.
Communicating with others is at the heart of being human.
Helping people communicate is at the heart of what they do.
In Cambodia, more than 600,000 people have a communication or swallowing disorder, yet health services for them are nearly nonexistent.
They’re working towards a Cambodia where each of these people receives the help they need to communicate with those around them, and lead full and happy lives.
They’re a small team based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Their goal is to make speech therapy available to all who need it in Cambodia.
They have a 14 year plan, including an exit strategy, after which OIC will leave Cambodia.
This exit point is for 100 Cambodian speech therapists to be employed by the government by 2030.
They believe this will allow the people of Cambodia to achieve their overarching goal after OIC dissolves.
Areas of Work:
Raising awareness about the urgent need for speech therapy in Cambodia.
Ensuring government policy to lead the speech therapy profession.
Developing university and training courses, and conducting research.
Creating jobs for speech therapists in Cambodia, particularly employed by government.
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