Jul 7, 2021

More Than Arts

Channy Teaching Student
Channy Teaching Student

Thanks to you children with disabilities in Kampot are learning about their rights!

For the past few years here at Epic Arts we’ve had an increased focus on child protection. In 2019 we started including personal safety lessons into our curriculum.This year we've added lessons about child rights into our curriculum of literacy, independence skills and art.

Our Teachers have created lessons that are accessible for children with learning disabilities. The lessons cover four main children’s rights: Survival, Protection, Development and Participation.

Teacher Channy speaks passionately about teaching students about their rights, “It’s very useful for them to learn about their rights. It can help them a lot, especially the right to develop. The students should know and understand things like what materials they should have for their learning, like having books and toys. It’s also important that students understand their right to protection against violence and sexual abuse.”

Learning for all the Family

“It’s the first time that our students are learning about their rights. But some parents are also learning, they didn’t know about rights before we started these lessons.” says Special Education Team Leader, Kagna.

Originally the lessons were created for the students. But, because of the school closures in Cambodia we've been teaching students at home since March. A surprising benefit of this situation is that parents are very engaged in learning about child rights and want to know more!

Teacher Channy explains, “Some parents ask questions, they ask about parenting and rights. They ask me about behaviour management and disciple. I always encourage the parents the find a positive solution to solve challenges.” Team Leader, Kagna adds,“we also provide positive parenting training which is very useful for the parents. We explain and coach them on how to reduce negative parenting habits”

Strengthened Families Thanks to Your Help!

Without your support this work would not be possible.Thanks to your donation we can strengthen families of children with disabilities. Knowledge about rights and positive parenting techniques will help children with disabilities to grow up with an understanding of their rights and most importantly in a loving caring home.

Thank You

The Epic Arts Team

Teacher Channy at Student's Home
Teacher Channy at Student's Home
Jul 5, 2021

More Than Arts

Channy Teaching Student
Channy Teaching Student

Thanks to you children with disabilities in Kampot are learning about their rights!

For the past few years here at Epic Arts we’ve had an increased focus on child protection.

In 2019 we started including personal safety lessons into our curriculum. This year we've added lessons about child rights into our curriculum of literacy, independence skills and art.

Our Teachers have created lessons that are accessible for children with learning disabilities. The lessons cover four main children’s rights: Survival, Protection, Development and Participation.

Teacher Channy speaks passionately about teaching students about their rights,

“It’s very useful for them to learn about their rights. It can help them a lot, especially the right to develop. The students should know and understand things like what materials they should have for their learning, like having books and toys. It’s also important that students understand their right to protection against violence and sexual abuse.”

Learning for all the Family

“It’s the first time that our students are learning about their rights. But some parents are also learning, they didn’t know about rights before we started these lessons.” says Special Education Team Leader, Kagna.

Originally the lessons were created for the students. But, because of the school closures in Cambodia we've been teaching students at home since March.

A surprising benefit of this situation is that parents are very engaged in learning about child rights and want to know more!

Teacher Channy explains, “Some parents ask questions, they ask about parenting and rights. They ask me about behaviour management and disciple. I always encourage the parents the find a positive solution to solve challenges.” Team Leader, Kagna adds,“we also provide positive parenting training which is very useful for the parents. We explain and coach them on how to reduce negative parenting habits”

Strengthened Families Thanks to Your Help!

Without your support this work would not be possible.

Thanks to your donation we can strengthen families of children with disabilities.

Knowledge about rights and positive parenting techniques will help children with disabilities to grow up with an understanding of their rights and most importantly in a loving caring home.

 

Thank You

The Epic Arts Team

Teacher Channy at Student's Home
Teacher Channy at Student's Home
Mar 9, 2021

Three new students at Epic Arts Thanks to You!

Happy Students with their Artwork!
Happy Students with their Artwork!

We’re delighted that 3 new students have joined our classes already this year!

Two boys aged 6 and 10 and one young woman aged 21 are now taking part in our classes.

These children and young people wouldn’t be able to join our classes without your donation and continued support to Epic Arts! 

The new students were reffered to us from partner organisations and the Kampot community. The new students have already had their enrolment assessments with the team so our social workers and education team can support them and their families.

Covid in Cambodia

Since our last report in January there's been a third wave of Covid infections in Cambodia, almost doubling the amount of positive Covid cases. As of 8th March 2021 Cambodia has reported 1,011 positive cases with 493 people currently hospitalised and receiving treatment and 0 reported deaths.

The recent spike has only been reported in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville and as a result schools were closed in those provinces. For now, schools in Kampot including Epic Arts Special Education Classes, are still open with hygiene practices in place.

Hope is on the horizon.

Cambodia has received vaccine donations from both China and WHO Covax and the vaccines are being rolled out  as of March 2021 approx. 71,000 people have been vaccinated.

Thank you again for your continued support and we hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well. If you can, please consider donating again to support our life-changing work to help children with disabilities and their families in Kampot

Thank you,

The Epic Arts Team

 
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