Amid Pandemic, Cambodian Sign Language Education Needed More than Ever

When the coronavirus outbreak became a global pandemic in March, millions of people followed conferences and news broadcasts to understand this threat.

Sorn Sreynuch, 36 and a mother of two, also wanted to find out more. But while people around the world quickly got used to hearing and saying ‘coronavirus’ dozens of times a day, Sreynuch had to first figure out how to actually say the word: as a sign language interpreter, she had no dictionary to fall back on to.

She quickly went on YouTube to search for a new sign for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. She was looking for something that would encapsulate the disease and the global threat it posed.

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