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Disabled return from meeting

F IVE disabled Khmer recently represnted Cambodia at the fourth Regional Assembly and 12th Leadership Training Seminar of the Disabled in the Asia-Pacific region in Jarkata.

"It was the first time we've been able to participate in this international event," said participant Yi Veasna. The organization serves, supports, protects and promotes all initiatives which will enable the disabled to achieve equality in society.

The other four participants were Nguon Sophakkanika, Son Song Hak, Chan Veasna and Som Sombo. About 400 Asian-Pacific participants attended the seminar.

The organisation was formally recognised by the regional assembly.

With the help of the Disabled People International ( DPI) in Cambodia, the five were sponsored by the Asia Foundation, Japan International Cambodia Association (JICA), World Vision International and Indonesia's Community Based Rehabilitation Center ( CBR).



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