Support children with disabilities to reach their potential

Accessing the right care for children with intellectual and physical disabilities is challenging in Mongolia. Children received limited support on rehabilitation therapies including speech, language and physical trainings, while their parents lack professional guidance to help their children on daily activities.

The Development Centre for Mongolian Disabled Citizen has been promoting the inclusion of disabled person in the wider community and provides assessment and trainings to disabled children. With the support of the Noble Foundation, the charity runs a weekly residential training camp between July and November in 2019, for about 100 children up to 18 years old, with mild form of intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, downs syndrome and autism.

In a small dairy farm locates at 35 km away from Ulaanbaatar, each group of 5 participants and 5 guardians stay on the farm for one week. About 15 volunteers are recruited to provide one on one support to the participants. All participants receive a baseline assessment on their mental development progress, language and physical therapies are given based on their needs to improve self-reliance. Their guardians meet with specialists to review their parenting techniques. This year, participants also have an opportunities to learn about planting vegetable and making dairy products.

On September 22, 2019, our Mongolian team and their family visited the participants in the training camp and had a taste of making Mongolian curd cheese.