Ms. Sin Sokunthy, a 39-year-old physiotherapist, works as a technical coordinator at the Veterans International Cambodia's (VIC) Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Center. Follow Ms. Sokunthy as she treats her 6-month-old patient, Meth Panhasak, for clubfoot.
Sum Srey Norng is a 15 year old female who lives with her parents and 4 siblings in Bor Em Village, Rominh Commune, Koh Andeth District, Ta Keo Province, Cambodia. In April 2014, she was in a traffic accident when she crossed a road to collect lotus roots and fruit to sell.
With the support of USAID’s Childhood Blindness Grant, Seva Foundation contributed to building the Angkor Hospital for Children’s (AHC) capacity to provide pediatric eye care, improved the clinical diagnosis of eye disease and expanded community outreach programs in Cambodia.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York build more responsive systems to help strengthen families and to reduce the number of children living outside of family care. Additionally, the organization helps countries to establish a baseline of the number of children living outside of family care.
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Hout Thoeung, a 22 year old girl, was affected with polio when she was six months old causing both her legs to become paralyzed. She faced limitations in moving around, performing normal daily living activities, and she also faced discrimination from other children in the village.
Hoeun Chan, 27 years old, was a fourth year student of a university in Phnom Penh before he was accidently hit by a bullet in his back bone during a garment factory worker protest which turned violent on November 12, 2013.
Ros Sokhom is a 34 year old female who lives with her husband and a son in Prek Pra commune, MeanChey district, Phnom Penh city. One day in June 2011, Sokhom fell down from the top stair of her house from a height of about 4 meters, which caused her a spinal cord injury.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), VIC continues their rehabilitation and community-based distribution activities for people with disabilities in Cambodia. VIC offers patient follow-up, disability awareness, self-help groups, income generation and enrichment activities, and educational support. VIC is transitioning to a sustainability program to ensure continued success in reaching Cambodians in need of rehabilitation services.