THE CAMBODIAN SCHOOL OF PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS: CSPO

Proudly supported by the Nippon Foundation

Proudly supported by the Nippon Foundation

In Cambodia, Exceed trains Prosthetist Orthotists and P&O Technicians at a specialist P&O school and provides comprehensive physical rehabilitation services, free of charge, to those most in need at three physical rehabilitation clinics.

We also have a community development programme, including community-based rehabilitation, which illustrates how assistive technology and other forms of support equip, enable and empower people with disabilities, by enabling children and adults with disability to access education, get jobs, start new businesses and build fulfilling lives as part of their community.

Our P&O school, formerly called the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO), is now the Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics (DPO) in the Faculty of Prosthetic & Orthotic Engineering at the National Institute of Social Affairs, reflecting our growing collaboration with - and support from - the Royal Government of Cambodia. We also work closely with other partners, like The Persons with Disability Foundation, donors and other NGOs.   

The Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics offers Cambodian and international students the opportunity to study on two courses:

§  A three-year, Bachelor Degree programme, accredited to International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) Category II level

§  A unique, one-year, International Certificate Prosthetic and Orthotic Technician programme (this course has been recommended for accreditation at ISPO Category III level and is waiting for certification).

The School will be offering a full-time programme, accredited to ISPO Category I level, from 2021.

Exceed is testing a new initiative in cooperation with the Cambodian Government. This involves the introduction of new choices alongside the free services available at our centre in Phnom Penh. Those who can afford to pay can now access subsidised or fully private services on this site, with profits from paid-for services used to support free services for the most disadvantaged. The impact of this initiative will be monitored and, if successful, may be established in other locations.

Exceed’s work began in Cambodia in 1989 and we remain committed to P&O education and development work in the country, so that we can serve ordinary people, especially those who do not have the means to pay for their rehabilitation.

Project Director: Sisary Kheng sisary@exceed-worldwide.org

The Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics

20C, Group 3, St. Doung Ngeap
Sangkat Stung Meanchey
Khan Meanchey
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

Tel: +855 23 881 494

Web: www.cspo.org.kh