EmbraceAbility are building a culture of community action across Brighton, raising awareness and supporting overseas work with disabled children. Funds raised enable EmabraceAbility’s 2 Cambodian based staff to work with the people of Koh Dach Island, empowering children with disabilities and their families to live with dignity and independence. EmbraceAbility’s holistic approach includes: therapy; facilitating access to mainstream education; training for local therapists and teachers; research into disability related issues; and educational community workshops to reduce stigma. At present EmbraceAbility are working with 15 disabled children but there is more demand (c. 200 disabled children on Koh Dach Island). EmbraceAbility is using funding from The Fore to hire an Events Director, in order to generate additional fundraising income. This will enable the organisation to open and maintain a new day centre in Cambodia.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2020 Spring
Location: Outside the UK