Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education

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Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Give Children with Disabilities an Arts Education
Students Back to School
Students Back to School

Students are back in classrooms and we’re continuing to support families of children with disabilities through this difficult year.

 Since April the Education, Social Work and Projects Team have been working with families in new ways to ensure they’re supported, teaching at children at home, spending more time with parents and supporting families with emergency supplies for covid and the recent flash flooding here in Cambodia.

 Covid-19 cases in Cambodia have remained low, under 300 cases with 0 deaths, because of this the Royal Government of Cambodia allowed the reopening of schools recently and our students came back to the classroom in October!

This was an exciting time for our students to come back to their routine, see their classmates and allowed parents to get back to a ‘new normal’

We’re working hard to ensure the safety of students, classes are small and we have additional hygiene routines in place for students and teachers. Our teachers have developed new lessons around hygiene to make sure our students remember to stay safe outside of the classroom

Wishing all of our friends and supporters around the world good health and safety!

Please consider donating again to support our work helping the vulnerable communities of Kampot

Thank you,

The Epic Arts Team

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Family Receives Supplies
Family Receives Supplies

Over the past few months Epic Arts has been focused on protecting the most vulnerable and like the rest of the world we’ve had to reorganize to ensure our survival.

Covid-19 cases in Cambodia have remained low and the government have taken steps to limit community transmission. The bigger challenge our communities face at the moment is economic, with many people reporting losing income and jobs.

In April GlobalGiving made the decision to change donations from ‘restricted’ to ‘unrestricted’ this allowed us to use unspent donations to help us survive throughout the uncertainty of the pandemic.

We’d like to update you on what’s changed at Epic Arts since you heard from us last and how your donations have helped us survive this uncertain time.

Supporting the vulnerable

We're in this together, that's why we're supporting some of the most vulnerable children with disabilities and their families in Kampot, with emergency food and hygiene supplies. Since March we’ve supplied over 100 people and children with disabilities with emergency covid relief, including food parcels, accessible information and hygiene supplies.

Education

In late March our classrooms were closed under the Ministry of Education's decree to close all schools and vocational training centres in Cambodia. Since then our Teachers and Social Worker have been hard at work visiting families every week to deliver home school sessions and to provide support to families being impacted by the social challenges caused by Covid-19.

In the last week has been the government has announced that schools will be allowed to open again soon. We hope that we’ll be greeting our students into our classrooms in the very near future.

Wishing all of our friends and supporters around the world good health and safety!

Please consider donating again to support our work helping the vulnerable communities of Kampot

Thank you, 

The Epic Arts Team

Home Based Learning During Covid-19
Home Based Learning During Covid-19
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Women with disabilities and the students you funded are making a noise in Cambodia and saying “no more” to inequality in our latest original song and music video “Rise Up”

On International Women’s day 2020 we released a new video which included students from our Inclusive Education Programme, which you helped to fund!

The video was part of a community arts project which worked with women, girls and mothers affected by disability across Cambodia, from Epic Arts and other disability sector NGOs.

Through creative storytelling workshops we turned women’s stories of discrimination & abuse into a powerful, catchy original song with an inspiring music video featuring over 50 people with disabilities.

We believe in equality, inclusion and diversity, so of course the video included a huge range of people from all walks of life, from Epic Arts special education students to a Cambodian Vlogger.

Thanks to your donations we have the opportunity for our students to take part in projects like this, which not only creates inclusive projects and brings positive representation of people with disabilities in the media.

Most importantly, students involvement in these creative projects increases their confidence and pride as they work alongside professional dancers and well-known figures.

‘Rise Up’ video has been a big success and had over 130k views in Cambodia in just a week.

We wanted to encourage and inspire viewers to challenge their perceptions around disability and discrimination and to also inspire people with and without disabilities to rise up from the violence and advocate for equal rights. We believe ‘Rise up’ is doing just that as it’s had over 130k views and over 2k shares on Facebook and numerous supportive comments.

Click the link to watch the video and see if you can spot our students.

Once again, thank you for supporting Epic Arts

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Independent Class Students
Independent Class Students

45 children and young people with disabilities say "Thank You!"

Over the last year your donation has meant that we could provide education to 45 children and young people with disabilities. Our work simply cannot happen without you! We appreciate every donation, every video viewed and shared on social media, every race run to raise money and every time you tell someone about our work!

Because of your generous donation

Our pre-school class has brought young children with all kinds of disabilities and their parents to play together, to learn from each other’s challenges and to believe in their child’s ability to learn.

Our Peace Class has encouraged children with learning disabilities to believe in themselves and to give them the chance to learn and have a education Our Independence Class has provided much needed support, independent life skills and a supportive community to young adults with learning disabilities who don’t have any other services to turn too.

Our Inclusive Arts Course saw 12 young people with and without disabilities use the arts to transform from shy students to empowered people who believe in themselves and advocate for an inclusive society.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all Epic Arts staff and students.

Thank you once again for giving the gift of education to children and young people with disabilities in Cambodia!

Please help us to continue our work by making a one-off or recurring donation

Thank You,

The Epic Arts Team

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Country Director, Onn Sokny
Country Director, Onn Sokny

Can you help children with disabilities go to school?! We can with some exciting news here at Epic Arts which will raise our influence at government level!

Country Director Onn Sokny has been selected for the NGO Education Partnership Committee on Primary Education. This is great news for our Inclusive Education Programme which aims to empower, educate and transformchildren and young people to lead independent &fulfilled lives.

Over the next two years Sokny and the committee will be working together with the Cambodian Government to create a strategy to reach the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure inclusive and quality education for all! 

Sokny has humble beginnings at Epic Arts and has risen through the ranks over the last 12 years from Dance Workshop Participant to Country Director.

Describing how she felt about her disability as a child Sokny said,

“I used to pretend that I didn’t have a disability. I would cover my leg every day with a long sarong. I wouldn’t dare to look in a mirror because I hated what I saw and how I looked. Each day I wished that people would be nice to me, that they wouldn’t look down on me. I didn’t realise that I had the right to dream, that I even had a right to a future. When I think back to that little girl I want make her believe in herself. I want to tell her it will get better, you are unique & valued. You’ll find people who will believe in you and eventually you’ll believe in yourself!”

Growing up with a disability Sokny knows the challenges that children with disabilities face and she’ll now be making sure that they’re represented and their needs are considered at government level.

Most importantly Sokny is on a mission to make sure that children with disabilities have the same access to education as non-disabled children and they can dare to dream.

Your Gift Means a Lot
We receive no statutory funding for our programme so we rely on donations from generous donors like you to fund our life-changing courses and advocacy work.

Please consider setting up a monthly donation to help us continue our transformational work.

From all of the Epic Arts team thank you for your continued support

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