In 2016, with the support of TinyEYE and other generous donors, OIC Cambodia raised $98,549. They used that money to train 180 teachers on how to reach students with communication difficulties. As a result, 6,237 children had their lives improved. That’s $15.80/child, in a country where 1 in 25 people have a communication disorder. The result? A lifetime of difference.
TinyEYE has been a proud sponsor of CABDICO and OIC Cambodia for over 4 years. In the beginning, it was a matter of providing both financial assistance, and connecting them with government authorities so that they could establish important frameworks to began building speech therapy in Cambodia.
At the time, there were four primary issues: lack of policy, lack of communication disorder awareness, lack of identification and referral for those with communication disorders, and lack of in-country training for therapists. As a result, speech therapy in Cambodia did not exist.
Since then, OIC Cambodia has begun bringing speech therapists into the country, and helped several thousand children – all with the goal of having 100 speech therapists employed by the government by 2030, and leaving the country altogether.
For more information about OIC Cambodia, what they have been doing and TinyEYE’s involvement, please view: