Marist Solidarity Cambodia (MSC) is a Cambodian non-government organisation, encompassing the LaValla School, Villa Maria Hostel, the MSC Village and other support projects for young persons with disabilities.
MSC is based in Takhmao in the Kandal district and seeks to empower young Cambodians with disabilities through education and training, leadering to employment and self-sufficiency. The Marist Mission Centre (MMC) donors have been for the past 16 years involved in supporting aspects of this project.
The LaValla School was established by the Marist Brothers in 1998. It is the only government approved school providing a full primary education to children with physical disabilities. In 2002, a local NGO “Yodifee” was established with Marist Mission Centre funding to address the needs of the recent LaValla graduates who were struggling to become self-sufficient, while Villa Maria was built in 2005 to operate as the Takhmao home for the young students with disabilities, covering food, transport and schooling costs.