MARIST SOLIDARITY CAMBODIA
Marist Solidarity Cambodia (MSC) is an international non-government organisation, an integral part of the mission of the Marist Brothers, which promotes empowerment and advocacy, and provides education and referral for children and young people with disabilities.
WHAT WE DO
Marist Solidarity Cambodia (MSC) is committed to increasing Cambodians’ educational opportunities and consequently their integration into the education system. To achieve this, MSC has developed and operates La Valla School in Takhmao. It is the only school in Cambodia offering a full primary education to children and young people with a physical disability (102 students in 2016). The majority of students attending La Valla are years behind in their education due to neglect in their villages and denied access to education. 73% of these students are aged 13 and over.
Graduates then transition to Marist Solidarity Cambodia’s inclusive education program whereby they live in support accommodation whilst they attend mainstream secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Students are provided with educational mentors and receive thorough medical care including personalized physiotherapy specific to their disability.