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Krousar Thmey: 30 Years of empowering Cambodia's sensory impaired children

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Education minister Hang Chuon Naron (centre) poses for a group photo with the staff of the Krousar Tmey Foundation. MOEYS

Krousar Thmey: 30 Years of empowering Cambodia's sensory impaired children

For nearly three decades, the NGO Krousar Thmey Foundation has been pioneering a unique educational programme for children with sensory disabilities. By implementing an inclusive and specialised curriculum, the foundation aims to empower these children to become self-reliant adults.

"The foundation's participation has significantly contributed to realising the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically in revitalising education for deaf and blind children," said Hang Chuon Naron, the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.

Chuon Naron praised the transformative impact Krousar Thmey has had on integrating these children into society through various projects.

Signifying a significant leap towards sustainable education services for the disabled, the minister highlighted the recent transfer of Krousar Thmey's school to the education ministry. This transfer cements the foundation's influential role in shaping educational policies for children with disabilities in Cambodia.

Accompanied by French ambassador to Cambodia Jacques Pellet and Krousar Thmey founder Bister Duy Sato Amang, the minister attended an exhibition showcasing the NGO's 30-year history. The event was held at the French Institute of Cambodia on June 15.

Furthering their commitment to inclusive education, Chuon Naron revealed plans for a national teacher training programme, which would include a course on identifying visually and hearing impaired children. The minister stressed that the training is geared towards aiding teachers in recognising any such impairments and seeking the necessary assistance promptly.


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