Youth with a disability who attend programs will be assisted to empower them through education and training, leading to employment and self-sufficiency.
Students that live in the community will attend a nearby public school. This program will cover the cost of tuition, provide transport to and from school and monitor scholastic progress. The project will also provide support to outlying provinces by monitoring school attendance and providing support to the students and their families through home visitation.
On completion of secondary or tertiary education, students will be assisted into the workplace through an employment placement programme.
In-Home Education Support
This project provides support to children and young people with disabilities to gain access to primary and secondary education by integrating them into the public schools at their community. It also seeks to develop capacity building of the communities in which these youths live, through community education and advocacy support (including village education, liaison with school authorities for mainstream education, and provision of infrastructure support for mainstream education).
Psycho-social and holistic support is provided to parents and families, by providing direct support and care, and through linking these families with other programs and services.
University House Support
Tertiary Education and Residential Services
EPC supports young people with disabilities to access the university in Phnom Penh.
EPC provides financial support for selected young people with physical disabilities to meet costs of tuition, accommodation, food, transportation and essential supplies.
There are two houses rented as part of this program (one for female students and one for male students) to provide accommodation, food, care, and medical needs.
Once those young people have been awarded and accepted this Scholarship EPC provides the following:
- Cash weekly to meet the costs of their schooling and ensure that appropriate accountability procedures are followed,
- Monitors the progress of awardees by visiting study centres, viewing records and results,
- Consulting teachers and instructors as appropriate;
- Provides information and advice as needed;
- Provides appropriate supervision and care to ensure the health and well-being of awardees
- Meets regularly with awardees for monitoring and tutorial purposes;
- Maintains records of academic progress and financial expenditure for each awardee.