Digital Divide Data (DDD) have donated a computer to the CNVLD to allow Miss Tol Kolab to provide employment skills training to National Wheelchair Racing Champion and London 2012 nominee Van Vun.
DDD and the CNVLD are now in their second year of successful partnership: DDD staff work as volunteers at the 2009 Cellcard National Volleyball League and Miss Tol Kolab, a DDD staff member works part-time as a Financial Management Trainee through an internship funded and technically supported by ANZ Royal Bank. DDD were also winners of the inaugural CNVLD Best Employer of Persons with a Disability Annual Disability Award in 2008.
With just three years to go prior to the London 2012 Games, Van Vun, the ANZ Royal CNVLD Wheelie Grand Prix National Male Champion, is hard in training to become the first ever Cambodian to qualify for the Paralympics. An integral part of this process is allowing 23 year old Vun the opportunity to seek long-term training and employment in Phnom Penh in parallel with his athletic endeavours.
In an innovative expansion of their cooperation, DDD have donated a computer to the CNVLD to allow Tol Kolab to train Van Vun in basic computer skills. Similar to many persons with a disability in Cambodia, Vun did not finish high school because of the distance from his family’s home and his lack of mobility. Despite currently not meeting the entry standards to join a DDD Training Programme, DDD General Manager Kunthy Kann immediately recognised Vun’s potential and applying for the exam. If the training is successful, Vun would then have the opportunity to become employed with DDD.
DDD’s donation reflects the unique power of sport to provide individuals with a disability the dedication, commitment, loyalty, self-confidence and desire to be active, respected members of their communities, all of which are essential skills for the modern workplace.
The CNVLD wishes to thank DDD for their outstanding generosity and support for the athletes with a disability of Cambodia.
DDD and CNVLD: Standing Up Together to Provide Opportunities for the Persons with a Disability of Cambodia.