Once we have found children and given them basic social and educational support, we help them to join kids club classes. These classes help them to form friendships, and to start to study as part of a group - skills vital for attending school.
Each child has a plan, and for those who are able we also help with the transition to school.
Our therapy unit was opened in January 2015. Parents had been asking for some time to have more therapy and support from health professionals in a place they knew and trusted. With the support of local doctors and specialists, we now offer vital services to children on site. We have also gifted countless mobility aids to people in need as a result of fundraising and the generosity of donors.
HOW ECSAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Bona Vista is a residential home for women with learning disabilities. When we first went there, none of the women were allowed off site, and during the day they didn't do anything productive.
We have worked with the women and the home to establish skills development activities and external visits to improve the quality of life of the residents.
Over the past ten years our outreach work has enabled us to find countless children isolated in their homes because their families simply don't know what to do with them. Some are left alone all day while their parents work. Our outreach workers provide them with initial support, and help parents understand their options.
We provide training and support for local producers with disabilities, and then help them with sales by attending events and promoting items for sale online in Sri Lanka and in the UK.
Our prices are set to ensure producers are paid a fair wage. Take a look at our beautiful products now!
ECSAT believes that performing builds confidence and social skills. We hold regular events to raise awareness of the capacity of people with disabilities, and to break down barriers.