Upcoming Event: Parenting Children with Disability- Next Steps
In the first week of June 2009, children with disability and their parents/guardians will benefit from a one day get together to promote healthy living among children with disability.
The parents will trained by volunteers from Nairobi and local experts. The theme being Parenting Children with Disability- Next Steps. They will gain vital information on different types of disability and how to handle them. Referral Services for cases will also be made on this day. Inspirational talk by Persons With Disability who has succeeded will offered. I never knew what to do with my children, thought it will be ok at one time. It is now when I am realizing that my children have a disability. Is it too late to help them!! Parent of 5 children with disability
Children with disability will also have their fun, sports, games, music etc as they interact with normal children in the field. Parents will later join them in the afternoon in the field to play together.
We estimate over 60 children with disability and 30 parents/guardians will participate. It is our deep conviction that the event will open up opportunities for both the children and parents and that the entire community will appreciate and offer equal chance to all children.
‘My child has never left this compound for the last 11 years. It is only today when you (TYSA) came to take them to the hospital for check up’ a parent
It is with such comments from parents that we strongly feel a lot can be achieved from this event. It is the first of its own in the community which does not bring out their disabled children out in the open. This project has helped a few to come out and have gained a lot.
What can you Do!!!
Help us meet the budget of 500 US$.
•10 Dollars pay transport for 5 participants
•10 Dollars makes pays lunch for 10 Participants
•20 Dollars buys materials for face painting for all children
•20 Dollars buys Playing materials
•30 Dollars hires 2Tents and 50 seats
Be part of this great initiative and bring a smile to a child!!
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