Exchange Meeting in Pursat Province, Cambodia 9-12 December, 2017
MCNV Lao PDR and LDPA concluded the activities on ‘Learning from Innovative Communication Methods’ (LICM) for mutual cooperation in successful project implementation. To enable LDPA to implement the activity in Savannakhet, and effective working framework of LDPA in the future, Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) supported fund and capacity building with team by exchange meeting and field visit Light for the World ( LFTW) (www.light-for-the-world.org/cambodia) and Disability Development Service Program ( DDSP) (www.ddspcambodia.org).
The purposes for which the funds provided by MCNV Laos to LDPA for LICM activities and Exchange meeting with DDSP and LFTW in Cambodia to increase coordinately and supportively action and to promote on how to work more effective with disable people
First and second Day 2 (9 and 10 December, 2017), the group arrived in Phnom Phen and went to Pursat province. Lao team including project coordinator of LICM and LDPA Vientiane and Savannakhet met LFTW and DDSP to discuss about every organization as hospitality meeting
Third day, Lao teams visited and learn from LFTW DDSP by participation commune meeting. There were delegates of 11 communes to present about their plan for their disable people and general issues in their community.
Picture1: Lao Team (LDPA and MCNV, Laos) with delegates of commune in Pursat Province of Cambodia , DDSP and Staffs of Light of the world in Pursat Province Cambodia.
After Lunch, the team visited the disabled student in her home, discuss and asked some questions with her family. The team had opportunity to visit the school was the target school of DDSP that has provided training about approaches to teach special pre-care for disabled students before they attended first primary school.
Picture 2: DDSP conducted activity (brainstorm) with locals
Next activity was visiting communication event of DDSP with local people at a temple, Pursat province. Local people were divided into three groups to discuss their main important issues.
The teacher with blue shirt, who teach disable students and DDSP director, Light for the World and LDPA
The student who living with disability that achieve support from DDSP to attend school with Ms. Duangchai, LDPA Savannakhet
After that, the team went to meet with the girl who living with disability that achieve support from DDSP to attend school. LDPA and MCNV were happy with her, she is enjoyable person and she liked to go to school a lot , and her family was happy to support her go to school.
Fouth day, Lao team participated DDSP presentation about their project. It was effective presentation, Lao team gained and enhanced many useful information for us in future implementation.
One role of DDSP and LDPA to their community was to request supports from stakeholders and to empower the persons who living with disabilities to know their opportunities.
LDPA acknowledge VOICE and MCNV to Support this exchange meeting in Cambodia. It is great opportunity.
Reporter : Ms. Somphone Soukhathammavong , Project Coordinator of LICM, MCNV Office in Laos.
Co-Reporter: Mr. Phonekeo Lattanavong, Vice President of LDPA