As Mongolia continues to develop, so too does our awareness of pressing social issues. There exists a dire need to support children with disabilities, especially those located in the rural areas. The Association of Parents with Disabled Children (APDC) is a national organization. They are one of the leading organizations working to provide these children with resources and an education to prepare them for their futures. Their centre in Bayan-Ulgii provides opportunities for therapy and education for the children of the surrounding area. A portion of the profits from our trips to Bayan-Ulgii are donated to the local APDC centre to help provide funding for educational materials, such as stationary and books. This past summer’s trip enabled us to make a donation of $200 and notebooks for the students!
The Association of Parents with Disabled Children (APDC) is a network of parents in Mongolia and founded in 2000 through the grass-roots efforts of parents. The association works to protect the rights of children with disabilities and encourages their development and integration into mainstream society.
Meg’s Guesthouse & Tours started supporting the association and parents by providing new equipment for the children. This includes a purpose built chair to assist children with Cerebral Palsy improve their sitting ability. In the future Meg aims to buy more equipment and to help as much as she can to support the hard working, strong parents who care for their children in both the countryside and town locations with APDC.