WE CHANGE LIVES
DELIVERING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Exceed have established schools of prosthetics and orthotics in five countries in Southeast Asia. All schools are accredited to ISPO Category 2 standards and work in partnership with ISPO to maintain that accreditation. Each school works closely with key partners on the ground, including line ministries and institutions of third-level education, to ensure that the programme curricula are compliant with national standards and that graduates of the programme can integrate into the ranks of health care professionals. Places at the flagship school in Cambodia are offered to students from other countries in the region.
DEVELOPING CLINICAL SERVICES
At each school of P&O, we have established a teaching clinic, helping to establish national standards of care in the minds of students and resource holders. Our centres also provide free high quality rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
We work at grass roots with teachers, community leaders and families, encouraging integration and development of our beneficiaries. We also work with national and international resource holders and policy makers such as the local governments, ISPO and WHO, making sure that equal rights for persons with disabilities is on the agenda.
COMMISSIONING ACTION-BASED RESEARCH
Lack of hard data on the impact of disability on the lives of our beneficiaries remains an issue. It is our intention to develop and implement research that will help with planning and development of programmes to meet clients’ needs. To do so, we will form partnerships with research experts and educational institutions.
OFFERING COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION
Our CBR activities accurately reflect the guidelines produced by ISPO and WHO, and our focus is referral and follow up, education and training of persons with disabilities and with community projects that directly address poverty and the exclusion of people with disabilities from mainstream development assistance.