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Rabbit School - Special Needs Employment

The Mad Monkey has operated an employment policy that is positive for people that may have intellectual or physical disabilities since we started operation.

About The Rabbit School

The Rabbit School began its activities in May 1997. It was founded in response to a need to provide educational and therapeutic activities for children with disabilities who were then living at the then so called Nutrition Centre – a government operated orphanage located in central Phnom Penh. These children had not been receiving any education up to this point. In providing for this group of extremely disadvantaged children, the establishment of the Rabbit School marked the first crucial step in developing appropriate formal educational programs for Cambodian children with multiple and severe disabilities.

After School Employment

The Mad Monkey provides employment for some of the schools students that are able to work, we provide a safe and supervised employment environment where school leavers with disadvantaged status to work in a live hostel to support themselves and their families.  Disadvantaged staff are provided with exactly the same employment status and pay grade and full bodied and able staff.

We have a number of ex Rabbit School students currently employed at The Mad Monkey.

Volunteering Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering with the Rabbit School we are able to introduce qualified volunteers. They are particularly in need of experienced people in the field of special education to organize and run teacher training programs for the teachers at the Rabbit School.

Occupational therapists or speech- and language therapists to provide training and technical assistance for the therapists and teachers at the Rabbit School are also needed.  Should you wish to volunteer at The Rabbit School we are able to provide you with heavily discounted accommodation and F&B at The Mad Monkey in Phnom Penh.


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