Not just a home, but an opportunity for life.
People with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in Cambodia. Stigmatised by society, many live in extreme poverty without the means to improve their living conditions or attain their educational goals.
The Marist Village project will offer children and young adults with physical disabilities accommodation whilst they undertake secondary education beyond LaValla School.
The construction of 8 student houses and 4 general facility buildings has been completed and offers local staff and students professional care and opportunity at a level not generally known in Cambodia.
Far more than a residential village for young Cambodians with disabilities, it is a place where they will be cared for, guided and challenged. The aim is to support these young people in their efforts to go as far as they can go. These young people will attend mainstream school and come back to the ‘village’ for daily tutoring. They will socialise, work, exercise, play and take advantage of opportunities to broaden their knowledge and experience.
Many donors and partners have helped make this village a reality. Now the challenge is to keep the Marist Village operational and fully functioning and this can only be achieved through donations. Please donate today and help give young people with disabilities a chance of independence.
Photo: Conor Ashleigh