BPR clients created bowls from strips of magazine paper and paper mache masksl A client has started running a small business early this month in Kompot province after succefully completing motor repair and maintanence training provided by Hagar.
This month, four local businesses visited hagar to build a relationship around future partnership related to job placement and training.
On October 8th, Hagar client Yong Sokchea travelled to Kompon Som province for a court date wich was delayed to the end of the month due to an absent witness. As part of the Refugee Project’s “limited strategic interventions” initiative to support refugee clients whohave chosen to pursure their own small business enterprise, Hagar provided one client with materials to expand his food cart business.
I never knew what was wrong with my grandson, Huy. Although he was old enough to go to school, he still couldn’t dress himself. He had trouble going to the bathroom alone and would break dishes when he was frustrated.
I tried sending him to public school, but he had to drop out. He was having diculties learning and none of his teachers knew how to help. Because he was dierent, the other children would tease and bully him.
One day at the market where I sell vegetables, my neighbor told me she also had a disabled child who was receiving help from a non prot organization called Hagar. She claimed her daughter had already improved and hoped the same for Huy.
I contacted the NGO and after a brief interview, Huy was accepted into Hagar’s House of Smiles programme where I learned for the rst time about autism. Here Huy receives the attention he deserves and gets the specialized help he needs to succeed not only in school but also in life. Within a few months he was able to eat and make his bed and do all sorts of things on his own that I never thought possible.
Each month I meet with Hagar’s sta to discuss Huy’s progress and also his weaknesses. He continues to acquire necessary life skills but traditional learning remains a struggle. Together we nd solutions to all his problems.
My hope for Huy is that he will continue to mature and that one day he will even be able to support himself since I know I am old and won’t always be with him. Despite what my culture suggests, I don’t believe we should ever give up on our children. When we help them step by step, our eorts won’t be worthless.
Country News:Flood kills about 100 people in Cambodia this year.http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ooding-death-toll-tops-100
Malaysia has not yet received draft agreement on Cambodian maids protection.http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/malaysia-says-no-draft-agreement-on-maids-yet-46399/l Cambodia government urges to enforce women right again violent and other legal aids.http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-urged-to-do-more-to-protect-women-advance-rights-45975