What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a disease that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills because of abnormal brain development which gives inflexibility on a child's movements. This disease also happens before or during the baby's birth or during the first 3-5 years of a child's life.
Actions We Take
Many children in rural regions of Guangxi Province in China suffer brain damage at birth. Unfortunately, because of a lack of medical treatments, they cannot receive immediate treatments and causes children to have cerebral palsy.
Therapies and treatments are expensive, therefore families cannot afford the expenses to treat their children.
How We Do it
Silver Lining Conductive Center provides (at no cost):
Help children regain physical functions
Core academic classes (English, Chinese, Science, Math…etc.)
Training program for the parents and assisting their children’s rehabilitation treatments.
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 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 causes the needs we see here. Up to now, we have served around 20 children with cerebral palsy in Yangon.
Until the 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.