We are a group of dedicated professionals, speech therapy volunteers and staff, who believe that everyone deserves the right to communicate.
Speech therapy is led by Cambodians and available to all who need it in Cambodia.
We establish speech therapy university courses and jobs for Cambodians, raise awareness, and influence government policy.
100 speech therapists employed by government by 2030, after which OIC will exit Cambodia and government will take over.
We believe in maximum ownership by Cambodian people, and that’s why we have an exit strategy in place. How are we going to reach our strategic exit? See this infographic.
Our values guide every decision we make as a team and as individuals.
We put the interests of Cambodian communities above others’.
We share information and support partners.
We are transparent and ethical.
We embrace growth, and continuous learning and improvement.
We work to the highest standard.
We respect cultures and religions.
We believe in honesty and open communication.
Staff and volunteers
Chenda has 13 years of experience working in the non-profit sector, in disability, health and development. She is passionate about steering positive change and improving equitable health and disability services in Cambodia.
Pisey has 5 years experience working in non-profit sector. She loves working with communities where she can use her skills to help others. In her free time, Pisey likes reading and knitting.
Speech Therapy Coordinator
Claire has over 12 years experience working as speech therapist. She has worked mostly with indigenous Australians. Claire likes yoga, meditation and hiking.
Seyda has 14 years of experience working with multi-cultural non-government organisations. She likes walking, dancing and martial art.
Speech Therapy & Cultural Advisor
Ruth Bryce is an Australian speech therapist who has lived in Cambodia for 10 years. She is passionate about making speech therapy accessible for all.
Jackie is based in the US. She has a masters in public health, and a background in international health programming and nonprofit management. Jackie loves sundresses and board games.
Program Support Officer
Stephanie was a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is a speech-language pathologist who works with elementary students in New York.
Board of directors
Koulika is a member of Education Research Council of the Cambodia’s MoEYS. She holds a PhD degree in education policy and analysis from Flinders University in Australia. She is passionate in promoting equal access to education, ensuring the quality of education and equity within education in Cambodia.
With almost two decades of experience working with children with disabilities in Siem Reap, Phearom is one of the most experienced disability workers in Cambodia.
Melissa was born in Australia and has lived and worked in the education sector in Cambodia for 3 years. Originally a volunteer at a non-profit technical school for poor and disadvantaged youth, she is now the Vice Principal at Raffles Montessori International School.
Originally from Cambodia, Sophia moved in the US and worked as a nurse. She is currently back in Cambodia working as health and fitness instructor. Sophia loves gardening and photography.
Fundraising team in Australia
Isabella believes the ability to communicate is often overlooked even though the consequences are life changing. She volunteers with OIC to help address the lack of access to speech therapy in Cambodia.
Sarah has a masters in Organisational Psychology. After working for 3 years in Cambodia, she is now a consultant in Australia. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys horse riding and drinking tea.
Oon has worked in the corporate world for over 30 years and did volunteering for many years. He believes that the experience he gained from these areas will be beneficial to OIC's fundraising initiatives.
Tricia is a primary level educator who has worked in several countries over the last 25 years. She loves playing sports and cooking for family and friends.
H.E. CHEA SEREY
Director General of Central Banking Directorate, National Bank of Cambodia
Many people, children and adults, in need of speech therapy are underserved in Cambodia. These people are often left to struggle with communication barriers which greatly affect their confidence and sense of social belonging. Providing speech therapy is not only a medical remedy but also a social one.