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Reference : V-P-KH-E-00407
Date : 13/10/2016
Country/Region : CAMBODIA
Caption : Kampong Speu province. A 13 year olds who suffers of poliomyelitis that causes his legs paralysis. He receives a material assistance from the ICRC to keep up with school.
Photographer : MAO, Chandaly
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In 2015, He went to school, study grade 1 for a while but had to drop out of school because some children at school always turned his wheelchair over. The children and other in his village always called him “AKhven” (bully word for disabled person in Khmer), this word made him sad.
In 2016, he will go to school at the grade 1 at Torbmean Primary School, 1 Km from his house, in SdaoVosa, Torbmean, Thpong, Kampong Speu.
When an ICRC staff asked him what he needed for school, he answered he wishes to have a new wheelchair with 3 big wheels which could drive by hands, new clothes, pens, books, and bag. He will go to school and study hard to have knowledge as other because he doesn’t wants other looks down on him.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour