Be our next Birthday Hero

Here's how to do it

1. Pledge your birthday

The first step is simple – just pledge your birthday by using the form below.

2. Start your campaign

When your birthday is near, we’ll send tools to help you start your campaign.

3. Tell your friends to give

Ask friends to donate to your campaign on your birthday, instead of gifts.


1 in 25 people in Cambodia have a communication or swallowing disability.
And yet, speech therapy is not available to them.

YOU CAN CHANGE THAT.

Be a birthday hero

PLEDGE NOW

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FACTS
  •     46 Birthday heroes

       have participated in a birthday campaign

  •     $22,654 FUNDS

       have been raised through birthdays for our projects.

  •     47 Children

       will receive speech therapy for a year as a result of the funds raised.

Every $10 you raise by donating your birthday will support us for one week to provide a child in Cambodia with speech therapy.

WHY SPEECH THERAPY?

The urgent need for speech therapy

600, 000 people – thats’ 1 in 25 – have a communication or swallowing disability in Cambodia, yet health services for them are nearly nonexistent. Day-to-day activities like speaking with family, attending school and finding a job can be near impossible. This prevents them from living a full and happy life.

About our work

We are a group of dedicated professionals who believe that everyone deserves the right to communicate. We are currently raising funds to provide teachers in Cambodia with tools to better integrate students with communication disabilities in school. Join us. Pledge your birthday.

46 BIRTHDAY HEROES HAVE ALREADY PLEDGED.

MEET OUR BIRTHDAY HEROES

XAVIER
XAVIER
I raised $863. I did a solo trek in Cambodia. From that trip, I saw firsthand a lot of the struggles Cambodians face and I got in touch with OIC. I love what you guys do and I’m very keen to help you in the future. Read more
TYNG
TYNG
I raised $1025. On my 30th birthday, I want to have a meaningful celebration. To have my friends and family to donate to people in need instead of them buying me birthday presents. Read more
SANDRINE
SANDRINE
I raised $1159. I choose OIC because 600,000 Cambodians have a communication disability. And yet, health services for them are nearly non-existent. As a consequence, many children with the disabilities couldn’t go to school or communicate with their family. Read more
WEH
WEH
I raised $1697. On my 34th birthday, I’m raising funds to make the dream of getting speech therapy to every child in Cambodia even more possible. It’s an extremely ambitious goal. But we’re going to get it done, with your help. Read more
HEMA
HEMA
I raised $695. I joined Birthday Heroes because it is a cause worthy of supporting and a great way to increase awareness of an overlooked issue that most of us in the developed world take for granted. Indeed, it opened my eyes on the subject. Read more
PRISILLA
PRISILLA
I raised $550. The best thing I did for my birthday was join the Birthday Heroes campaign and I would do it again! I was introduced to speech therapy when my son began his therapy in New York. Knowing what my child was going through and also having the perspective of a parent made me empathise even more with what’s going on in Cambodia. Read more
ROSIE
ROSIE
I raised $901. Donating my birthday was a really a fulfilling experience. I asked friends to think of it as buying me a drink or sending me a birthday card, and I think that encouraged so many people to chip in a few dollars, as well as some very generous donations! Read more
SAM
SAM
I raised $1065. Being a Birthday Hero is a fun way to give money to a cause close to my heart. It is also a way to promote awareness of speech therapy and Cambodia. It was definitely a blessed birthday having my friends and family join together to celebrate and support something bigger than me!Read more
PHILIP
PHILIP
I raised $321. I am raising money to make speech therapy accessible to every child in Cambodia a reality. It is an ambitious goal but with your help it is possible. It only takes individuals like you and me, people who believe in creating positive change, to make this happen.Read more
TORI
TORI
I raised $854. For my birthday, I’m thinking of the many children in Cambodia that cannot go to school simply because they can’t communicate. OIC helps children by establishing speech therapy as a universally accessible, locally led profession in Cambodia.Read more
CHAMROEUN
CHAMROEUN
I raised $1426. Speech and language therapy is a very critical; it can give a child ways to communicate and develop. I became a Birthday Hero to support OIC, which is committed to make speech therapy available in Cambodia.Read more
HUGO
HUGO
I raised $397. Many children in Cambodia cannot go to school simply because they can’t communicate. They are not receiving the speech therapy they need. And so, on my birthday, I raise funds to make the dream of getting speech therapy to every child in Cambodia a reality! Read more

BE A BIRTHDAY HERO

The first step is simple – just pledge your birthday by using the form below.


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