PHNOM PENH – “Welcome to our Global Knowledge programme on the Voice of Persons with Disabilities broadcasting from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap province (FM92.25 MHz) and Preah Sihanouk province (FM88.75 MHz).”
From inside a crammed studio on the ground of a Buddhist pagoda, the announcement by Ms. Phoum Leakhena, an anchor, made debut for the first time a radio programme by and for people with disabilities. Its mission is to provide an airwave channel for them to make their voices heard and to promote their rights and opportunities as equal members in the Cambodian society.Radio for Persons with Disability
Disability in Cambodia
- The number of people with disabilities is around 700,000 or 5 percent of the country’s population
- People with disability face many barriers including physical, social, economic and attitudinal.
- They lack access to appropriate, quality and affordable healthcare, rehabilitation, education and disability services.
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