Our first DSI trip to Cambodia

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

August 2016 -- Elizabeth, Sierra, Mick & Jennie are in route back to the U.S. after spending the past month in Cambodia, assessing the needs and current realities in country. This was the first trip of this kind for DSI and will help to inform the model and approach being developed to carry out DSI's mission work.

During their month in-country, the team met with 15 organizations as well as other stakeholders working in various capacities for people with disabilities and learned a great deal from amazing people leading these organizations (many Cambodians with disabilities themselves) in ways that cannot ever be expressed just in numbers and words.

A few trip highlights include:

Meeting with organization directors, founders, staff members, families, teachers, government officials, and others stakeholders (in both urban and rural parts of the country) working with amazing passion and dedication to raise awareness, promote inclusion and better lives of Cambodians with disabilities.