Cambodia – Vocational Training Center for Persons with Disabilities Concludes its Operations

AAR JAPAN opened Vocational Training Center for Disabled (VTD) at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in 1993, and since 2006 the center has been run by Cambodians as a local NGO with support from AAR JAPAN. However, the number of vocational training centers and universities offering learning opportunities to persons with disabilities has been increasing in Cambodia, and as a result, it has been concluded that VTD has fulfilled its role. The center concluded its operations at the end of March, 2011. AAR JAPAN will continue to support wheelchair production and offer assistance to persons with disabilities in accordance with situation on the ground in Cambodia. We express our sincerest gratitude for all the support we’ve received for VTD.

Mr. Chun NAI, 27 years old, lost his right leg to a landmine at the age of 15. After graduating from Kien Khleang Vocational Training Center, he started a business as an electrical repairman, which enabled him to support his wife and five daughters.

Program coordinator. Since September 2009, he has taken charge of projects in Cambodia and Sudan as part of the overseas division of AAR JAPAN. He was involved in emergency assistance during the Philippine Typhoon (2009) and the Haiti Earthquake (2010). 33 years old. (Born in Tokyo)
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