Simon's EIP project identifies and works with children (0 to 6 y/o) with developmental delays. Children are provided with stimulation, cognitive and language training, gross and fine motor coordination, and social and self-help experiences, therefore avoiding many of the major complications that may arise later in life.
CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY FOR RIGHTS AND EMPOWERMENT (CARE)
Aims to strengthen the development and participation of children (7 to 17 y/o) through the creation of Children's Organizations in 5 pilot CBR areas. The 25 members of each group include both disabled and non-disabled children working together to advocate for their rights, strengthen leadership skills and build positive alliances with government and civil society groups.
EYE AND EAR CARE PROGRAM
Simon's Eye and Ear Care Program aims to reduce the prevalence of blindness and deafness in the Bicol region through both prevention and curative intervention strategies. Screenings and education campaigns are conducted by Simon and district partners in schools, communities and at-home, alongside the provision of medicine, glasses and surgery when required.
Children with a disability, being in many cases defenceless, are in greater danger to the above issues. Recognising this, Simon ensures Child Protection policies are acknowledged in all CBR programming.
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT (DRRM) PROGRAM
Simon's DRRM Program aims to respond to and advocate for the mainstreaming of PWDs in DRRM by supporting awareness education campaigns, trainings and networking in partner areas, ultimately supporting disaster preparedness and management.
A new component of Simon's CBR programming facilitating the promotion and advocacy for the early identification and assessment of mental illness, by means of public education campaigns, and supporting referral processes to detect, prevent and treat those suffering mental health problems.
SAGIP KAPAMILYA SIMON OF CYRENE VILLAGE
The Sagip Kapamilya Simon of Cyrene (SKSC) Village is a resettlement site for the families of Persons With Disabilities devastated by natural disasters, established after Super Typhoon Reming in 2008. Located in the cool and green highlands of Peņafrancia, Daraga, Albay, the one-hectare parcel of land encompasses sixty housing units as well as a large multi-purpose building that serves as a venue for livelihood and enterprise development training and community activities.