Cambodia Trains Social Workers to Curb Reliance on Foreign Aid

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

We are so glad to see our friends from the Social Work Department of the Royal University of Phnom Penh in the New York Times.  Here's a snippet:

             "Social work degree programs are new to Cambodia," said Meng Dalin, head of the university's department of social work. "These students are the first."

            "When the foreign NGOs first came, it was hard to see how we could have done it without them," Ms. Meng said. "So much of our human resources were completely destroyed, and we had to start rebuilding with very few educated people."

             But, she added, "Now we need to look at dependence issues, and how their continual presence affects our human development. Only locals are going to stay here long term and help build the country for years and years."

For the rest of the article, click here. 


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