Heal Kids Foundation

E. D. Disabled Children's Centre

To build a day-care centre for disabled children in Yangon, Myanmar. The centre will treat physically and mentally disabled children. It will be run by trained staff and will have specialist equipment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124575)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Donations

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    Category

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

In Myanmar, there is almost no care for physically or mentally disabled children. Impoverished families do not have the money or resources to care for their children, who are often left at home uncared for as their parents and siblings have to leave them at home while they go out to work. These families simply cannot afford to stay at home and care for them. As a result, these children's conditions deteriorate, they have no hope for the future and in some cases, they die prematurely.

Solution

The centre will provide a safe environment in which children will receive specialist care. Special needs teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and a nurse will provide tailor-made education for each child, according to their disability. This will better enable them to have independence and live their lives as fully as possible and provide them with the possibility of a better future.