"Our life is what our thoughts make it"

Marcus Aurelius
Who am I?

Who am I?

I am the founder of OIC Cambodia, a non-profit initiative establishing speech therapy as a profession in Cambodia. I have a BA in Physiotherapy and an MA in Development Studies from the University of NSW. In a previous life, I volunteered in a centre for people with disabilities in Vietnam, interned in India, studied Mandarin in Beijing, and milked yaks in Mongolia. I'm an obsessed barefoot runner and connoisseur of durian.

What I'm working on

I'm the founder and managing director of OIC, established for the 600,000 Cambodians with communication and swallowing disabilities. We establish speech therapy university courses and jobs for Cambodians, raise awareness, and influence government policy.

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How long could you last without talking? In 2015, OIC launched A Day Without Speech, an initiative to raise awareness and funds for children with communication and swallowing disabilities. By giving up speech, you can get children into schools in Cambodia.

I'm a co-founder of WhyDev, an initiative dedicated to getting development right. We provide professional, educational, and support services to individuals, communities and organisations committed to global development. I now sit on WhyDev's board.

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