Phnom Penh (FN), July 1 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen once again appealed to the heads of TV stations to set up sign language to enable deaf people to access information through television channels.

The appeal was made on Monday, 1 July, at the meeting with members and staff of Krousar Thmey Foundation, the first Cambodian Foundation helping disadvantaged children.

The premier will observe every channel and call straight to the owner of channel to setup the sign language. He also stressed that he will help cover the cost of setting up the sign language any TV channels that claim losing their profits.

Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed that after transferring of Krousar Tmey Foundation to be under the management of the Ministry of Education, members and staff of the Foundation will still have two reunions and two trips per year.

The premier thanked Interior Minister Sar Kheng for taking care of the Foundation in Battambang province; National Defense Minister Tea Banh in Siem Reap province; and Information Minister Khieu Kanharith in Kampong Cham province.

Krousar Tmey Foundation is the first Cambodian Foundation helping disadvantaged children, building a world in which children are empowered to grow into independent and responsible adults.
Krousar Thmey operates three programs – education for deaf or blind children, child welfare, and cultural and artistic development – in 14 Cambodian provinces.

It is worth noting that the sign language committee was formed in 2013 due to the emergence of a Cambodian sign language through various organizations. Including both deaf and hearing members, the committee successfully developed the Khmer sign language and is now responsible for his improvement, adapting textbooks for each grade while circulating a specialized dictionary.

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