School preparation classes
For children aged 3-16 years
with all types of disabilities.
Teachers conduct lessons
across the curriculum involving
language, mathematics, arts
and crafts, fine and gross
motor skills, environmental
and social and emotional
In addition, community events and visits are planned throughout the year to include international events such as World Children’s Day and national holidays such as Vesak.
15 children benefited from these classes in 2015.
In 2015, 8 children were referred to local government schools, successfully integrating with their peer groups.
This is provided at the ECSAT Community Centre for autistic and hyperactive children. It extends to small group work as the child`s listening skills and attention span increases.
In 2015, 25 received one to one support and 18 transferred to small group work for part of their education.
Livelihood training for young adults aged
16-30 with all types of disabilities. ECSAT
finds market opportunities and enables
beneficiaries to earn an income. There
are three levels of skill training:
Medium level producing handicrafts
to sell locally
High level producing handicrafts to
In 2015, 35 people took part in training
to help get their businesses started.
This is for severely disabled
children who are housebound.
ECSAT visits families once a
week for two hours developing
sensory skills and providing
In 2015, 89 beneficiaries
were reached as part of our
We offer therapy in two areas:
Speech and Language therapy: providing one-to-one support once a week for 2 hours for children with language delay. In 2015, 26 beneficiaries received speech and language therapy.
Physiotherapy providing one-to-one support once a week for 2 hours for children with mobility problems. In 2015, 47 beneficiaries received physiotherapy.
In 2015, a total of 73 children benefited from our therapy sessions.
We give vocational training to
institutionalised women with
intellectual impairment in a local
residential home. ECSAT visits once
a week for two hours and provides
social and life skills training, and
handicraft training. The handicrafts
are sold locally and provide a small
income. In addition the residents
receive basic literacy skills.
In 2015, 13 ladies took part in the