Heal Kids Foundation

New Starfish Centre for Disabled Children in Bagan

Following the success of our first Starfish Centre for Disabled Children, which opened its doors in 2010 in East Dagon, we are hoping to set up a second centre in Bagan where we have discovered there is a great need for medical treatment, physiotherapy and special needs education for many children.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124575)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£100,000

Donations

20

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    — Nelson Mandela

  • Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.

    — Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    — Nelson Mandela

  • Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.

    — Aung San Suu Kyi

Situation

On a recent visit to Bagan, our project manager discovered a large number of disabled children who require specialist education and treatment. Myanmar currently has the world's lowest health spend at less than 1% GDP. We have found many disabled children who have never seen a doctor in their life and who require urgent medical treatment.

Solution

Our project will allow these children (often excluded from mainstream schools) to receive a basic education and specialist medical care for their disabilities. In our experience, it can take the simplest of exercises to improve a child's daily life and mobility. Our holistic approach ensures the family is also able to cope with the situation and where needed we are able to refer children to doctors and in some cases we pay for operations. We aim to provide a better quality of life.