Lavalla is a school for physically disabled students located in Takmao near Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Founded by the Marist Brothers, Lavalla educates 100 students ranging between 10 to 19 years of age and a number of the students are boarders.
The Lavalla students are amputees as well as victims of landmines, polio or have mild cerebral palsy. In Cambodia, these vulnerable children are often reduced to begging in the streets and so the Lavalla school is an educational sanctuary for the children.
UWCSEA has a long association with Lavalla which began in 1996. Lavalla GC runs a Lavalla Cafe during big events (e.g. community fair, swim meets, Professional Development day etc.) as our main means of fundraising. Other than the cafe, during school hours Lavalla GC arranges many events primarily for the students in the UWC community.
This is a Middle School and High School Global Concern.