The Mean Chey slum of Phnom Penh is home to 210,000 people. It is one of the poorest parts of the country, with very few facilities. Families live a hand to mouth existence and are permanently the last in the queue for any help.
Imagine then what it is like to start life not only in such a poor place but with a disability. This may mean that you will be able to add nothing to the family income. You are therefore a burden, and many people just want you to die. Until you do, you may be kept locked away, out-of-sight, and given little food, stimulus or affection.
Our fantastic Cambodian partners, TASK, care for these children. Their teams assess their disabilities and needs, help families to understand them and value them, and provide practical help. This help can be medical, or can be stimulus and adapted learning. This can make all the difference to the child and their family.
Components of this project include assessment, therapy sessions for children and training for parents, mosquito nets and basic medicines, medical treatment and education. Our partners also conduct advocacy on behalf of the disabled in Cambodia.
Your gift, of any size, will keep this vital and valued work going.