TOWARD INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH LOW VISION
Allow visually impaired students to follow their education on an equal footing in the public education system, and promote the integration of children with disabilities in Cambodian society.
Drawing on the experience gained over the past 20 years, Krousar Thmey has decided to experiment with a totally inclusive education system for visually impaired pupils in 12 districts, spread across 6 provinces of Cambodia.
In collaboration with Light for the Wold, a 3 year pilot project has been implemented, designed to identify children with low vision and facilitate inclusive education in the nearest school from their home.
After the success of this first implementation with 145 children following their school curriculum in public schools, Krousar Thmey’s is now aiming at strengthening the skills of the stakeholders in order to ensure the autonomous management of the inclusive education system by the local authorities. In parallel, the association has already extended the project to 5 other districts, in Kampot province. This province will serve as a role model, thus highlighting the possibility of duplicating this system on a national scale.
- Screening and equipment of children with adapted optic devices
- Training and capacity building of teachers and eye care professionals
- Publication of framewrok documents: curriculum and procedures for a quality acre of children with visual impairment
My name is Chour Sambo. I am 12 years old and I am studying in grade 4.
Read his story
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
1 250$ = eye screening tests
20$ = 1 adapted glasses
Area of work: inclusive education for children with visual impairment
Location: province of Kampot
Beneficiaries: children schooled in the mainstream system, teachers, eyecare professionals
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