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History

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An idea
From 2000 to 2002, the idea grew to create a NGO.

In Morocco, a Swiss couple use to work in a hospital in the departments of physiotherapy and prosthetics. In 2005, the Ministry of Health evaluated the service and ranked that department among the top three at national wide.

In Switzerland, a few friends agreed to start a voluntary work.

An NGO
CTS is founded in 2002.

CTS started to support the development of local organisations helping children with special needs.

A Moroccan partner
In 2003, CTS signed a partnership with an association of parents of children with special needs.

Several activities started and were tested with this partner. They were then decentralized to the surrounding region.

Computer programs serving Children with disabilities
Between 2004 and 2010, an engineer of CTS brought together a set of computerised educational activities and organized them in different levels and types. Children could discover how to use the mouse and keyboard, could create, develop his / her logic, practice maths, learn new words ... Lesson plans were prepared and tested in a workshop with a dozen computers. The children enjoy very much these educational activities.

These activities were introduced in other associations and primary schools. Dozens of installation CD were distributed. Several computers were installed in homes of children with special needs. Visit clicnact to know more and download more than 150 activities.

Special Needs Education
Between 2004 and 2010, CTS provides a dozen volunteers who work in classrooms for children with special needs. These volunteers stay for 2 to 9 months.

CTS encourages and advises another local association. They will be at the origin of a  degree in special needs education in an university and they'll set up a school for one hundred children with special needs.

Rehabilitation of children with Cerebral Palsy
From 2003 to 2010, physiotherapists of CTS trained help-physiotherapists and managed a department of rehabilitation.

The medical aspect was reinforced by coaching the families: they played the main role in the holistic development  of their children with special needs.

The model of the first center was repeated in 4 other cities in the region between 2007 and 2009. CTS provided the equipment for the rehabilitation rooms.

18 help-physiotherapists were trained. In 2009, 11 were working for 6 associations in 4 different locations. 125 children were supported by structures directly supervised by CTS and a hundred others were treated with help-physiotherapist trained by CTS.

A dozen families were visited and received training at their home because they couldn't afford to come regularly to therapy centers.

Technical aids and orthopedic
From 2004 to 2009, CTS set up a workshop to make equipement for children with special needs. The workshop also produced equipment for rehabilitation rooms and orthopedic splints. The workshop was financially viable from 2008.

Awareness programs
Meetings with parents of children with special needs were organized. Different topics were presented and discussed.

Life stories were told in pictorial brochures in French* and Arabic. A video was produced in colloquial Arabic. This material was widely distributed to the population, to medical and to paramedical staff.

Special education teaching
In 2008 and 2009, CTS run a module in an university course "comprehensive approach to disability."

End of the program in Morocco
In 2010, CTS ended its program in Morocco and shifted its activities.

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