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Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand

by For Life
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand
Sensory Garden for Disabled Children in Thailand

Summary

In Thailand over 2milion people are living with a disability. Despite Thailand's progressive laws encouraging access to education the reality is very different. In many cases the stigma associated with disability leads many to being abandoned or confined to a world of social isolation in their own homes. CCD's aim to eliminate this injustice by providing day care services which are educational, therapeutic & fun. Enabling disabled children to achieve their potential and integrate into society.

$531.02
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Many of the children supported by CCD have been through a tremendous amount of trauma and loss for children so young. The realisation of their abandonment by their families, alongside coping with the physical aspects of their disability can place considerable psychological strain on them. For many this can have a debilitating effect on their recovery and diminish their ability to access mainstream education and public life.

Solution

This project aims to transform a disused plot of land into a wheelchair accessible organic educational and therapeutic sensory haven for disabled children. Through gardening the children will learn new skills, from planting to harvesting and eventually selling & cooking the organic produce. The positives dont stop there. Gardening increases physical dexterity, enhanced social skills, improved communication & team work, alongside healthier eating habits and boosting wellbeing levels in children

Long-Term Impact

Rainbow House resides up to 40 kids as part of it residential & respite services. Providing day care support for local children from the Nontheburi province aswell as children from the State Institutions in Pakkret. All these children will benefit from working, relaxing and even enjoying the fresh organic produce on CCD's daily menu. To increase social integration CCD will showcase the garden to the public and invite NGOs from other communities to see the positive healing qualities of gardening.

Resources

http:/​/​www.4lifethailand.org
For Life website
Christian Care Foundation for Disabled Children
Thrive uses gardening to change lives

Organization Information

For Life

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @4life_thailand
Susie Boyle
Project Leader:
Susie Boyle
London, London United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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