About the Cambodia Trust, UK based charity
The Cambodia Trust works with disadvantaged disabled people to enable them to participate as equals in education, employment and community life. The Trust aims to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency, through rehabilitation, community work, training and advocacy.
Cambodia Trust’s work
The Cambodia Trust works with local partners in developing countries, setting up projects to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency amongst disadvantaged disabled people. The Trust’s aim is to help disabled people to play an equal part in all aspects of society.
In Cambodia, the Trust’s projects include 3 rehabilitation centres, community-based rehabilitation, advocacy and CSPO providing accredited training for Prosthetist – Orthotists from across the developing world. Cambodia has a large disabled population, as a result of thirty years of conflict, the destruction of the health service and millions of landmines. There are an estimated 40,000 landmine survivors (and new victims every day) and 50,000 people affected by conditions such as polio, cerebral palsy and club foot. >>> The Cambodia Trust external site
In East Timor, the newest country in the world, the Trust has established the first national rehabiltiation centre for disabled people. There are at least 6,000 people in East Timor who need artificial limbs or orthopaedic braces, including many people affected by leprosy. Until now, with few Prosthetic and Orthotic resources in Timor, these people have been isolated and dependent. >>> East Timor project external site
In Sri Lanka, the Trust has established a national training centre for Prothetist – Orthotists. There are around 160,000 disabled people who need artificial limbs and braces in Sri Lanka, including many landmine accident survivors and victims of conflict. However, there are only 12 trained specialists in the whole of the country (10 out of 12 are graduates from CSPO). Sri Lanka needs a minimum of 115 Prosthetist – Orthotists to meet the needs of the disabled population.
>>> The SLSPO external site