EDUCATION FOR DISABLED CHILDREN
When renovated buses provide medical care and special education
Charaibeti, a project of the Indian “Tomorrow’s Foundation”, won France’s national Human Rights Prize in December 2016 for its work with disabled children.
Discover their work!
Free Wheelchair Mission
One million wheelchair given!
The NGO Free Wheelchair Mission has given its millionth wheelchair since its creation in 2001.
When a single idea leads to empowerment!
The Awesome Foundation designated the winner of July’s grant to Katie Savin with her project Peer-To-Peer Wheelchair Repair.
For a cleaner city
On 29 June, a number of businesses and NGOs in Siem Reap, Cambodia met to discuss the initiation of a city wide environmental awareness programme.
When dance has no limit
From the day he was born, Blessing Fire has been told he could never walk nor stand and would have to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life. But nobody said anything about breakdancing!
Eco Workshops in Siem Reap !
Want to leave a green footprint while discovering Siem Reap? The Clean Green Cambodia Eco Workshops are for you !
Our new team has just experienced our Eco Workshops project! Combining environmental awareness workshops and touristic activities, the workshops raise awareness about social and environmental issues in developing countries, and particularly in Cambodia.
John Melvin’s Art
A Giant plastic bottle octopus invades Siem Reap International Airport
John Melvin has teamed up with the NGO the Soulcial Trust, which works locally on environmental initiatives, to impact visitors visually with the sculpture as they arrive in the country.
Thomas Merlio, adventourous and generous
Round the world trip in support of XLability !
French entrepreneur Thomas Merlio is taking a break with a difference this summer. Learn more about his particular trip…
Disability Rights in India
Guddu’s Intervention about Disability Rights in India
Our operations officer in New Delhi, Guddu, participated in the event Attend Access4All: Create An India Without Barriers on May 27th in New Delhi, in order to talk about disability rights in India.
“Wheelchair Man” author sends support for Project XLability!
Mohammad Sayed, author of the “Wheelchair Man” comic book has sent us a message of support for Project XLability! Please keep on donating and spreading the word!
The first competitor of Miss Minnesota USA with Down Syndrome
Mikayla Holmgren has Down syndrome since birth. But she doesn’t want to define herself by her disability though and she is determined to show it to the world.
Check out her inspiring and motivating story!
What you need to know before volunteering within an NGO during your stay abroad
The Soulcialtravel website, run by the Soulcial Trust, has just released its volunteers’ guide!
Interested or embarking in the enriching experience of volunteering? Read our guide : we will help you along every step of the way!
Or how to sort in a civic, collaborative and generous way !
Yoyo is a digital platform that rewards citizens who separate recyclables in a better way – with discounts on their cities’ cultural or sports activities for example.
Check out the inspiring and motivating interview we had with their team in France!
Go for it Yoyo !
VOLUNTEERING AT ISF
For anyone who may be uncertain about whether to volunteer abroad, read Jaime’s experience at Indochina Starfish Foundation – ISF Cambodia, a partner of Soulcialtravel.
After reading his story at the link below, you’ll be ready to go right away !
”No Legs, No Limits”
The part time model and 26 year old athlete girl is the kind of person that inspires us all. Since her childhood, she has put all her energy into pushing away the barriers imposed by societal social norms.
She has no legs – and no limits either.
A comic book to empower disabled people!
Mohammad Sayed has created a comic book whose superhero is Wheelchair Man!A superhero against hatred, willing to end violence and make this world a better place.
BYE BYE PLASTIC BAGS
“Be the change you want to see” – Isabel WIJSEN
Fact: Bali. 680 cubic meters of plastic garbage is generated each day. Only 5% of it is recycled. Wish: Bali. An island free of plastic bags.
While many dream this dream Melati and Isabel, now 13 and 15 years old are realizing it.
Helping disable people overcome their disability.
The Soulcial Trust work is to help disabled children with their challenges. Guddu, Operational manager of the Trust in India, himself disabled is moving around on his skateboard. He is helping other disabled children in teaching them how to use a skateboard to become more autonomous and independant
See how his work is empowering young children.
The art of recycling.
With its eco-friendly products made from used drink cans, CAN’ART promotes both sustainability and women empowerment. By purchasing in CAN’ART, you will help support a family and enjoy sustainable and decorative products.
THINGS ARE MOVING IN INDIA
The Government of India is taking action for disabled people!
Disabled people represent 2.1% of the population in India. Across this huge developing country, disabled people face discrimination in their everyday lives, both within the society and at work.
But the Indian government is now taking action!
Free your Art
A name full of meaning!
Nancy and Marion’s work is a living example that you can always mix passion with sustainability. Make a difference when buying your kids clothing, your own accessories or holiday souvenirs. Come visit Nancy & Marion’s ‘Free Your Art’ shop at King’s Road Siem Reap.
ART FOR EVERYONE
Meet Vannak, the visual impaired artist at Sunrise Cambodia, Siem Reap
Prem Vannak is a visually impaired artist. He is 26 years old. Vannak studied painting in Phnom Penh and has been living and painting at Sunrise Cambodia in Siem Reap since September 2016.
Discover his work, and share his passion!