CAPABILITIES

CAMBODIA, Kompong Chhnang AND Kandal

Objective

All children and youths with disabilities have access to education

Beneficiaries

200 families with disabile children

Partners

Cam To Me Onlus

Donors

CEI; Misereor; Porticus; OBOS; Cam to Me Onlus; Fondazione PIME

PROJECT

Capabilities has many meanings. It’s a name that encloses the initials of the 3 pillars of our program: Care, Advocacy and Promotion for people with disabilities. But the name Capabilities also reminds us about our power and potential.

Our project includes different components, all equally essential:

Care: New Humanity International manages 5 daily centers for children with disabilities. Each center hosts 15-20 children, mainly with intellectual disabilities. Children attend the center everyday, fron Monday to Friday, and have the opportunity to receive medical care, physiotherapy and special education. Also the parents are actively involved in the activity of the centers, taking part in volunteer turns in the kitchen or taking care of the cleaning.

Community Based Rehabilitation: Our staff also manages different activities directly in the villages, reaching all children who, for different reasons, don’t have the opportunity to go to the centers. The Community Based Rhabilitation foresees the direct involvement of families and of the whole community in which the children with disability live, and it’s the first step for their social inclusion.

Advocacy: Through a constant dialogue with local authorities and institutions and the organization of events in the villages or at National level, New Humanity International promotes the rights of children with disabilities, in order to guarantee their social inclusion.

Prevention: New Humanity International organizes meetings in the villages addressed to young women in order to promote early prevention of disability, with a particolar attention to prevention during pregnancy and early childhood.

Agricultural trainings: youth and adults with disabilities, together with their famiglie, have the opportunità to attend agricultural trainings on relevant issues such as domestic rearing, rice and vegetables cultivation, home-made fertilizers and greenhouses. The families who attend the trainings receive the material and support by our specialized staff in order to start up their own agricultural activities and

Since 2015, the project is under the responsabilità of the Dioceses of Battambang.

CONTEXT

In Cambodia, about 4,7% of the population has some kind of disability and most the 85% of people with disabilities live in rural areas.

The lack of public structures, together with the prejudice that often sees disability as a punishment, causes the isolation of people with disabilities.

CHILDREN ATTENDING DAILY CENTERS EACH YEAR

FAMILIES TAKING PART TO AGRICULTURAL TRAININGS EACH YEAR

NEWS

CHIT NAING, TOGETHER TOWARDS AUTONOMY!

CHIT NAING, TOGETHER TOWARDS AUTONOMY!

Chit Naing is a 3 year old boy with down syndrome, he has a developmental delay in cognitive skills and lives in Kon Lon village tract, in Taunggyi district. Our physiotherapist, Ju Ju, visited his family for the first time at September 2019 and since then he improved...

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ANNUAL REPORT 2019

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Did you know that during 2019 we supported, thanks to your help, 2134 children and we trained 3767 adults with our projects in Myanmar and India? This successes, and more else that we’re showing in our annual report, wouldn’t be possible without the support of all...

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CREATING NETWORKS DURING LOCKDOWN

CREATING NETWORKS DURING LOCKDOWN

The whole Myanmar, last month, has been in lock-down. Our staff wasn’t allowed to enter any center, that’s why we had to transform our support in different ways: food distribution, provision of hygienic materials and training at distance. Since May the 13th until the...

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