Life in Thailand is incredibly difficult for children with disabilities and for their caregivers. The Christian Care Foundation for Children with Disabilities (CCD) seeks to develop the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the children under its care. It also works to support their families, often coping with poverty, loneliness and isolation.
Anglican Aid, in partnership with The Geoff Wilson Fund, supports the work of CCD in Chai Nat, a rural area about 200 kms north of the capital, Bangkok. Its focus is on promoting community-based rehabilitation as much as possible and to teach and encourage the local community to become deeply involved in the long-term care for the children. A second centre has expanded the work of CCD so that twice the number of families and children with disabilities are helped.
We support the following activities in Chai Nat:
- Children visit the CCD centre for physiotherapy, education and group activities.
- CCD provides physiotherapy home visits where staff provide families with much needed support.
- CCD staff members visit two local government schools to run group activities for children with learning difficulties and special needs.
- CCD staff members collaborate with local service providers (schools, hospitals, medical clinics) and local government departments to assist caregivers and to increase the profile of CCD’s work in Chai Nat.
- Professional skills development for CCD staff.
- Regular Christian ministry featuring Bible stories, singing and prayer time.
- Partnership with the local church and involvement in Christian camps for children living with disability.
Please consider giving towards this project as it continues to set a new standard for the care for Thai children with disabilities.
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