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KWO Special Education Project 2016-17

SE teachers tell stories using BIG BOOKS, made by hand, for children in the SE
Centre in Mae Ra Ma Luang camp, October 2016.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, individual sponsors and support from the
community, KWO was able to continue the Special Education Project successfully
throughout the 2016-17 school year. We thank you for your encouragement and
assistance. We are looking forward to the new year and hope you all stay with us!

Highlights of 2016-17 include:

ü 11 Special Education (SE) Centres in 8 camps.
ü More than 400 refugee children and youth with disability and their families
received care and support during home visits, small group learning in the SE
Centres and in mainstream school classrooms.
ü Direct services provided by our team of 70 SE Teachers and trainers who are
all Karen refugees.
ü 2 Play Sessions held every week in each SE Centre.
ü Parents education, activities and support with 732 parents and carers.
ü Teacher training and mentoring throughout the year.
ü Monthly hygiene packs to all the children and youth with disability.
ü Weekly supplementary nutrition to all children and youth with disability.
ü Development of materials and teaching for the Karen Deaf Sign language
including classes for 669 non-deaf community members.
ü More than 6,000 members of the community participated in awareness raising
activities during the year, to change attitudes and improve understanding.
ü Produced and distributed numerous publications for parent and community
education, teaching resources, and child care.
Pictures drawn by children in the SE Project showing Disability Rights and Child Rights