Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia

by Epic Arts
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Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
Empower People with Disabilities in Cambodia
student in art class
student in art class

There's been a lot happening at Epic Arts in Kampot over the last few months

Keep reading to find out more

 

Providing Education & Training for youth with disabilities.

Exciting news from our Inclusive Education programme this last quarter we’ve started two new classes for children and youth with disabilities!

We have our new ‘Mobile Class’ which is a class for children with disabilities in a rural area Kampot. At the moment it's held once a week for five students.

We have also started up our ‘Inspiring Course’ which is a full time course for youth with disabilities to explore themselves and build the skills that will help them to lead independent lives. We have 17 young people on the course.

We're actively working with local schools and the kampot education department to share our knowledge and skills to support the government to improve inclusive education in Kampot.

All in all, every week we’re working with approx. 60 students aged from 3 to 35 with disabilities through our five classes.

 

Providing Support for youth with disabilities

One thing that's come from the covid-19 pandemic in Cambodia is that we work more much more holistically with our community, both the disabled & non-disabled people. We're working to support the students and families of our inclusive education programme as well as other vulnerable families in the Kampot community through our ChildSafe Hotline.

Raising Awareness through the arts.

In September 2022 our inclusive dance team, Epic Encounters, were honoured to be invited by the Cambodian Government to represent Cambodia at the ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia! What an incredible moment for Epic Encounters as they represented Cambodia in a dance performance during the closing ceremony.

Strengthening livelihoods through employment

There's been a major moves at our café, after 16 years the Epic Arts Café has moved premises! The Epic Arts Café, which has provided jobs for people with disabilities in an inclusive working environment in Kampot since 2006 is now a stone’s throw away in a beautiful open garden setting. 

Did you know that around throughout our entire organisation we employe approx 70% people with disabilities or a caregivers of a child with disabilities.

 

Thank you for your ongoing suport, we couldn't do it woithout your kind donation. Please consider supporing us by follwoing us on social media or donting again to help us transform the lives of people with disabilites in Kampot

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Here’s our monthly round up of what’s been going on here in Kampot.

The Inclusive Education programme has been running day-to-day with our three classes for children with disabilities. Exciting news to announce that we will start a new course for youth with disabilities in August! Our team have been focused on finding young people with disabilities who want to enrol, so far we have 18 potential students!

Social Workers from our Community Programme have been out and about this last month. They were invited by the Governor of Kampot to visit six families along with local authorities in the Kampot countryside. While there they provided, counselling on services for children with disabilities and some basic materials. 

Our inclusive dance team, Epic Encounters, performed a dance show about plastic to a local school for 100 children and they’re currently making a new dance show about accessible toilets with WaterAid Cambodia.

Epic Arts Cafe continues to be in the top Kampot restaurants in both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews. This month the team started a tasty new special which you’ll have to try the next time you’re in Kampot!

 

Best wishes,

Epic Arts Team

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Thank you for supporting Epic Arts through this project.

 Your donation has meant that we’ve been able to continue to providing arts, education and social services to children and young people with disabilities in Kampot.

 Our dancers have been touring Cambodia to show others what people with disabilities can do! Our special education project has provided free education for 30 children and young people with disabilities and our social workers have been working with 50 families supporting them to get access to the services they need!

 With your help we’re supporting one of the most vulnerable and marginalised groups of people in Cambodia to lead better lives.

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Location: London - United Kingdom
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Hayley Holden
Kampot, Kampot Cambodia
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