What is Cerebral Palsy ?
In the rural areas of Guangxi, some children became ill at a young age and were not medically treated properly. Because of the lack of treatment, some of these children suffer from Cerebral Palsy (a condition where their brain function is partially damaged). These children are unable to take care of themselves because their limbs and body motor functions cannot coordinate. These children need to go through long periods of rehabilitation and the parents bear long-term heavy financial burdens because of medical fees. These parents also lack support and training in taking care of these children, so the basic daily living has become a burden to these families. In 2009, we began to provide free rehabilitation for these impoverished children who suffer from Cerebral Palsy by giving them an opportunity to learn how to take care of themselves, and reducing their chance of being abandoned. In 2013, we also started a Special Education Class for school age students where we provide training and education which allows them to integrate into the society.
For many years, we always constantly enhance the quality of teaching, apply Hungary CE learning method to develop children’s movement ability and skills essential for their daily living, we also set up Parental Guidance courses to teach them how to take care of children according to their ability.
2017, we bring our Guangxi Silver Lining Rehabilitation Center model to Yangon, Myanmar cause the needs we see here. Up to now we has served around 20 children with cerebral palsy in Yangon.
Until end of 2018, Silver Lining Guangxi has served 190 children with cerebral palsy, among them 104 receiving training at the Rehabilitation Center, 30 through Distance Learning and 56 through community rehabilitation.
This year, a new Rehabilitation Center for cerebral palsy children was opened in Hanoi, Vietnam, bring hope to many disabled Vietnamese children and their parents.