A group of 16 commune councils in Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum provinces have been awarded $60,000 to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
The cash, provided by charity Handicap International, will go towards providing education and training opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.
Handicap International programme manager Ung Sophea said the project would be carried out over the next six months and focus on training in the agriculture and service sectors.
“We expect that 480 disabled people and their families will benefit from this project,” he said.
The grant is part of a three-year EU project to promote collaboration between civil society and local authorities to deliver inclusive services to vulnerable citizens.
Lach Veng, a chief in Tbong Khmum’s Srolop commune, said the project would offer hope to disabled people in his area.
“With proper training, disabled people in our commune will be able to get a job and improve their livelihoods,” he said.