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With funding from UNHCR, Holt is now launching two "Reinte-gration Advisory

Service" centers-one in Phnom Penh and the other in Battambang-to provide counseling

and referrals for families and individuals with social problems.

The centers will help clients deal with problems of family breakdown, child abandonment,

unemployment, illiteracy, health, education, and other difficulties.

Holt is currently developing a resource directory of services available in Phnom

Penh and encourages all NGOs to fill out and return a survey that is being circulated.

For more information call 26401.

The American Friends Service Committee recently conducted an anthropological study

of two villages in Kompong Chhnang to lay the groundwork for a community development

program there.

The AFSC report is available for a small fee to cover copying costs. Contact Marge

Troester or Amy Nolan at the AFSC.

The Japan Sotushu Relief Committee (JSRC) is training 16 Khmer in printing under

the supervision of two printing specialists from Japan.

During the training, the center can produce some printed materials, although jobs

are limited in size and volume due to the capacity of the equipment and the facility.

For more information contact JSRC at 23508.

Fourteen teacher trainers from UNESCO and the International Catholic Migration Commission

(ICMC) will be spread across the country in ten sectoral headquarter cantonments

during the next two months to train approximately 500 demobilized soldiers as literacy

coaches.

ICMC hopes these soldiers will be able to instruct other out-of-work soldiers in

basic literacy and numeracy skills.

By the way, ICMC recently opened its Phnom Penh offices at House 232, St. 356.

Look for the first issue of a quarterly news bulletin published by the Cambodia Development

Resource Institute (CDRI). It provides information on CDRI's various training activities,

documentation resources, plus development activities of selected NGOs and multi/bilateral

aid agencies in Cambodia.

PACT (Private Agencies Collaborating Together) announces that USAID has approved

funding for projects in Cambodia by seven Khmer American groups, with a projected

start-up date of September.

Twenty tailoring and carpentry graduates from the Wat Than Skill Training Center

for the Handicapped are now offering clothing and wood products for sale to the public.

Assisted by Maryknoll, the graduates have studied basic business techniques and opened

a showroom to display their products, which include a variety of gift items such

as placemats, pillows, and handbags.

The tailors can copy your favorite piece of clothing, using the fabric of your choice.

The carpenters can produce many types of furniture for home or office, specializing

in custom orders.

Wat Than is located on Tousamuth Boulevard between Keo Mony and Street 380.

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