Mission 11

The Health Sciences congress

is held every two years at the Phnom Penh Faculty of Pharmacy: Jean-Paul BERAHA et Michel BRE introduce the work carried out in Cambodia to the deaf children of Krousar Thmey schools. Contacts are made on this occasion, thanks to the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy in Phnom Penh, Madam the Professor TEA Sok Eng, with Cambodian and Singapore ENT doctors. The eleventh mission takes place after the Congress in November 2006.

Mission 10

Assessment at 5 years

After the mission of June 2006: in 5 years and 10 missions, we examined
246 children at the school of Phnom Penh,
134 children at the school of Siem Reap,
12 children in integrated classes,
99 children at the school of Battambang,
57 children at the school of Kompong Cham.
Out of the totality of the schools, 145 children left (parents removal) and 14 children don't wear any more hearing aid: too frequent losses or refusal to wear the hearing aid. Out of the 389 children from 4 to 18 years old examined during this mission, 40% benefit from digital devices. Out of the 60% of fitted analog devices, 45% are new devices.

Mission 9

The integrated classes

of Don Euv and Sasardom receive 4 and 8 deaf pupils respectively. Krousar Thmey has opened 17 integrated classes since 2003, 16 for the deaf children and 1 for the blind children. These classes allow these disabled children to follow a schooling in a school coming under the authority of the State, Krousar Thmey undertaking the training of the specialized teacher. The team of ESC decided in agreement with Krousar Thmey to take care of the children of the schools of Don Euv and Sasardom which are not very far from Siem Reap (4 to 5 hours by road!).
The experiment is conclusive since the control carried out during this mission of November 2005 has shown that the hearing aids adapted in July are worn regularly and that the two teachers formed for these young deaf persons are effective.

Mission 8

The first vocational training

for young deaf pupils of the schools of Krousar Thmey: 15 young girls of the schools of Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap are hired in the workshops of the Artisans Angkor for a training of painting on silk. During our mission in July 2005, we adjust their hearing aids “in situ” in the workshop which is reserved for them. Two medical students from Paris joined us during this mission.

Mission 7

The nursery class

It opened in the school of Phnom Penh at the start of the new school year of October 2004. It is the very first one and unique class of nursery school for deaf children in Cambodia. We fit the children from 4 to 5 years old with new high-powered numerical hearing aids on temporary ear molds so that they can profit as soon as possible from their equipment as well as speech therapy. The early taking care of these children brings a note of hope as for their integration in the Cambodian society.

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