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Weʼre raising £1,500 to develop Speech and Language Therapy services in Cambodia

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This summer, I'll be completing my Speech and Language Therapy MSc at City, University of London, and I've been selected to take part in the City Cambodia Project 2019. The aim of the project is to develop services for and improve the quality of life of people with speech, language, communication and swallowing needs. Alongside a small team of newly qualified SLTs, I will be volunteering in Phnom Penh for three months.

There have been huge developments in Cambodia's healthcare services recently, but Speech and Language Therapy is not yet an established profession. This leaves a vast gap in the availability of services and support for those in need, impacting on their health, attainment and social and emotional well-being.

The project has been running since 2007. Through developing and maintaining links with services in Phnom Penh, each year a team is able to visit and deliver vital training and education to staff and families. Recently, this has also involved teaching a module on the first Speech and Language Therapy course at Paññāsāstra University and developing students’ clinical skills through observations and workshops. On top of this, graduates have been working with local charities and NGOs to maximise their outreach. Our hope for the future is that the combined efforts of the teams and local professionals will lead to Speech and Language Therapy becoming an established and self-sustaining profession.

Our team will be working across multiple settings to develop the knowledge and skills of local speech advisors in assessing, treating and providing advice regarding speech, hearing and feeding difficulties. We will also be working with interpreters to provide communication and feeding advice to families in the community.

The cost for volunteers is around £3000. I am hoping to fund as much as I can through work and by applying for volunteering grants, but would really appreciate your support. Any amount you can spare will go towards my work out there and have a lasting impact on local communities.

Please get in touch if you have any questions. Thank you so much!

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2019

      Best of luck

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 15, 2019

      Here's a little bit ... love, A Mandy

      £50.00

    • Bryony Macadam

      Bryony Macadam

      Sep 14, 2019

      Such an amazing thing to be doing. Good luck and hope it goes well! Xxx

      £25.00

    • The Pants (Scottish Branch)

      The Pants (Scottish Branch)

      Sep 14, 2019

      Good luck Caz. Love Elizabeth and Jack x

      £20.00

    • The Pants

      The Pants

      Sep 13, 2019

      Well done for what you are doing in Cambodia. Good luck and safe travelling. The Pants!

      £50.00

    • Laila

      Laila

      Aug 21, 2019

      Good luck Cazzy! Spread the SLT knowledge!

      £15.00

    • Amy

      Amy

      Aug 19, 2019

      Happy Birthday Caroline *said in a low voice* - what a fantastic thing you’re doing. Super proud!

      £45.00

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