MORNING STAR CENTER

Morning Star Center (MSC) works in Vietnam.

Mission statement:

  • to provide a system of early detection of mental disease* and early intervention in order to improve the quality of life and social integration of mentally handicapped children irrespective of their economic situation**.
  • to enable parents and the community to become aware of the abilities of mentally disabled children.

*MSC makes a diagnosis and takes care of children with mental and physical handicaps, as well as given psychiatric pathologies (Down syndrome, autism, attention deficit…).
**Clinic fees are adapted to the family’s income. Most parents only pay 50% of the effective cost of the treatment.

In a country where mental illness is still a taboo, MSC enables handicapped children and children with learning disabilities to come out of their isolation and develop at their own pace, surrounded by teams of specialised therapists.

After 2 to 3 years of support, approximately 30% of the children are able to attend the regular public school system.

Fondation Albatros supported Morning Star Center from 2009 to 2014.

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