We’re delighted to have held the grand opening of the SicKids Sensory Space at M’Lop Tapang, a non-governmental organisation whose services reach over 7,500 children and young people in the Sihanouk province of southern Cambodia.
It’s the first-of-its-kind in Cambodia, and has been built thanks to the generosity of SicKids’ supporters and Rompa®, a leading supplier of sensory equipment.
Sensory facilities are proven to support the development of the senses – like touch, hearing and sight – through special lighting, music, tactile objects and a calming environment.
The SicKids Sensory Space at M’Lop Tapang is the second sensory facility we’ve opened. With our vision to support the health and wellbeing of children and young people in both the North West and in Cambodia, South East Asia, we’re currently focusing on the provision of life-enhancing sensory facilities in both regions.
Since the opening of the first SicKids Sensory Space at North Manchester General Hospital in September, children have benefited from the life-enhancing opportunities it offers 24/7.
Now the same opportunities are available in one of Cambodia’s poorest regions, where developmental delay is prevalent among children and young people, due to health concerns related to poverty.
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