Our History 

1989 - Cambodia Trust established in Calmette Hospital, Phnom Penh to provide artificial limbs (prosthesis) to victims of Cambodian conflict. Many amputees as result of landmines.

1994 – Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics established. Known as CSPO, it is initiated by the Founder Director – Carson Harte – and the Deputy Director – Anne Henriksen. Cambodia Trust engages with 4 other Non-Government Organisations (NGO’s) to establish school and ensure adherence to international standards.

1997 – CSPO gains international Category II accreditation from the International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)

2000 – Cambodia Trust establishes a Regional Office in Singapore to facilitate the development of a Strategic Plan for the establishment of schools of prosthetics and orthotics in the region – replicating the CSPO model. This period of strategic planning was entirely funded by The Nippon Foundation of Japan – one of several donors in the development of CSPO then the sole funder of the Strategic Plan.

2001 – Strategic Plan submitted to Nippon. Proposal included the establishment of 3 schools of PO in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and The Philippines. Myanmar had been a first choice – but had been de-prioritised due to visa difficulties for foreigners at that time.

2002 – Cambodia Trust gains ISO 9001:2000 certification. One of the first NGOs in the world to gain this status and the first NGO in Cambodia.

2004 – Sri Lankan School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (SLSPO) opens in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2008 – Jakarta School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO) opens in Jakarta, Indonesia

2010 – Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO) opens in Quezon City, Manila, The Philippines.

2013 – Myanmar School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) opens in Yangon, Myanmar

2014 – New Strategic Plan Developed – key objectives being development of Social Enterprise for Sustainability and research. Social Enterprise objective led to formation of Exceed Social Enterprises (ESE) and research objective led to formation of Exceed Research Network (ERN).

2014 – Name change from The Cambodia Trust to Exceed Worldwide. After many years of operating as The Cambodia Trust, it was time to embrace the regional and global profile of the organization.