Graduation in Svay Rieng Province
4 July 2005

Our first graduation ceremony was in Banteay Meanchey Province.  The second was in Kampot Province and the third was in Phnom Penh.  For the fourth graduation we traveled to Svay Rieng Province in Cambodia's southeast corner, near the Vietnam border.  This is the province where the school moved the deaf class out of a classroom and into a storage room.

Kim talks with parents

We met at the school and Kim, our new DDP Program Manager, had a chance to talk to parents

Heading to the restaurant

Finally the time came and everyone headed to the restaurant by various means

Introducing the ceremony

Bunthok opened the ceremony with a welcome

A table of students and family

There were six tables of students and their families

More students and family

Another group of students and their families

Ketya speaks to the group

The Svay Reing teacher, Ketya, spoke to the group

Students listening to the talk

The students moved their chairs to where they could see better

A happy student receives her certificate

A very happy young girl receiving her certificate from Charlie

The A Class
The B Class

The A and B Classes

A student gives her reflections

One of the students offered comments on her studies at DDP

A parent gives his reflections

One of the parents spoke about his daughter's studies with us

A vocational training center
On the return trip to Phnom Penh, we stopped at center where our program manager Kim (right) had established job skills training in a program originally funded by the European Union. Now funded by the Cambodian government, it has shrunk to just a fraction of its original size.

Banteay Meanchey  |  Kampot  |  Phnom Penh  |  Svay Rieng  |  Kampong Speu

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