Children with Disabilities Programme

Children with disabilities need to be given the opportunity to reach their full potential and be accepted as part of the community.” 


 In Cambodia children with disabilities are often isolated as parents / carers keep them hidden from society.  They may die prematurely due to lack specialist care, neglect or abandonment   We aim to prevent this happening to children in Siem Reap Province by providing specialist care and therapies to enable the children to reach their full potential. The Education Programme for children with disabilities was established in January 2012 after a survey of the families attending GHCC revealed several children with disabilities living in the community. These children were unable to attend state school and were often isolated in their home. 2015 welcomes the stage 2 of  providing a comprehensive service with the opening of Preahkoun House, Transitional and Respite facility. "Preahkoun" means Grace in Khmer.

 

Children thrive with stimulation, structured play and socialisation. Providing a stable, secure and nurturing environment for children is our aim, with the focus on individual needs. We assess each child and develop an appropriate support plan. The enriched learning environment within our classrooms and home helps children learn and develop.  We encourage them to make choices for themselves, develop and grow strong. Assistance with life skills, personal care and communication enables children to reach their full potential. Breaking down barriers, getting involved in the community and trying new experiences are all part of this. Our social work staff also provide therapy for children who have experienced trauma and abuse.

Meeting Individual Needs

We provide a programme for children with moderate to severe physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The classrooms are within main GHCC grounds; 

enouraging inclusion.  Local trained staff  offer a structured programme designed for the individual child  including activities to enable the development of cognitive, physical, communication and social skills.

The children’s development is enhanced by specialist volunteers in physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy. With a focus on education more able children are assisted to progress to mainstream school while others work to a curriculum which supports their needs. Young people are taught life skills with the aim of progressing to employment and independence. 

Education Programme

Opened in early 2015 Preahkoun House is a purpose built wheelchair accessible home situated in the grounds of Grace House Community Centre. The home provides transitional care for children with disabilities between 2 - 16 yrs of age who are at risk or unable to be cared for in the community. We aim to reintegrate the child with their family or establish long term foster care. Respite care is offered to  families of children with disabilities, sharing the burden of care and helping the family to continue looking after their child.  The home also offers the opportunity for children to board during the week, enabling  participation in the education programme if they are traveling a long distance.

Preahkoun House -

Transitional and Respite Care

Call us:+855(0)63 6392168

Find us: Korkranh Village,

Siem Reap

Cambodia

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Grace House Community Centre is a local Cambodian NGO and a charitable trust in England and Wales - Grace House Cambodia Trust