In 2013, our co-founder Weh Yeoh started OIC Cambodia — an initiative to build speech therapy as a profession in Cambodia. Back then, the scope of the problem was so large that he couldn’t walk away from it. Now, Weh is months away from handing over leadership.
In this edition of Last Week Today, we're introducing a new occasional feature: "By the water cooler," impromptu chats with movers and shakers in the development world. Today, Weh Yeoh explains what OIC means, plus we have a special edition of globaldev links.
We're committed to bringing you the best of last week's globaldev news today. And this time, that means stories on the protests in Hong Kong, life during the Ebola epidemic and Akon's concert in the DRC. Plus a traditional comic book character gets a surprising change.
Our co-founder, Weh Yeoh, has been making waves in Cambodia working with some of the most vulnerable people. He needs your help to win a prestigious award recognising this work.
Phearom’s organisation is facing a funding crisis, so they are only able to pay her $200 a month. Recently, she was offered another job that would see her salary double. She turned it down. Why would she do this? Weh Yeoh explains.