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£921
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    Weʼve raised £921 to develop services for and improve the quality of life of people with speech, language, communication and swallowing needs

    Cambodia
    Funded on Wednesday, 18th December 2019

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    This summer I've completed 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.

    This information sheet gives a brief introduction about the role of an SLT in the UK: What is Speech and Language Therapist?

    >>> https://www.rcslt.org/speech-and-language-therapy <<<

    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. អរគុណ​ច្រើន (arkoun​ chraen)! Thank you so much! <3

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      26

      • Bia

        Bia

        Sep 9, 2019

        For more people like you in the world. Good luck!

        £20.00

      • Jo

        Jo

        Aug 29, 2019

        Good luck 😉 ❤️

        £10.00

      • Edward Lazell

        Edward Lazell

        Aug 23, 2019

        Sounds like a great cause - good luck!

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Aug 22, 2019

        Te amo, sos lo máximo 💕

        £25.00

      • Ana Katharina

        Ana Katharina

        Aug 21, 2019

        You're an empowered confident woman I love you and you got this girllllll

      • Martin

        Martin

        Aug 18, 2019

        All the best for your project!

      • Rebeca Guerra

        Rebeca Guerra

        Aug 18, 2019

        Felicidades baby <3 estoy muy orgullosa de tu involucramiento social, de tu forma de proyectarte, de tu resourcefulness.TE AMO- you go help the world, se necesitan más personas como vos en el world

        £20.00

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      Lotta Urban

      Lotta Urban

      Cambodia

      Completed my MSc in Speech and Language Therapy at City, University of London. Grew up in Cambodia where I will be volunteering from Sep until Dec '19 as a SLT with Aide et Action, Hands of Hope, iLead and Rabbit School.

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