May 3, 2021

COVID 19 CONTINUATION

ReJenga continues to be committed on the project to make rehabilitation accessible to the people in rural Kisumu and the surrounding areas. Due to the unprecedented times and COVID 19, and stay home orders we have not been able to progress towards our goals. There have been no testing for COVID 19, and ReJenga believes in keeping everyone in the rural community safe. However, we continue to work on fundraising through corporate matching to have the funds towards our goal and building the rehab center in rural Siaya District. 
While health outcomes for people with disabilities continues to be a challenge, and there is difficulty around access to and quality of care, as well as low job satisfaction among community health workers. ReJenga will need to be focusing on strengthening community health worker performance by investing in their education, training, and management capacity. 

Poverty, and Disability in Kenya

67% of the disabled population lives in poverty 2.97 million people

52% of the total population lives in poverty 23.06 million people

 Continue to Stay Safe and support children and adults with disabilities in rural Kenya. 

May 1, 2021

COVID 19 CONTINUATION

Panskura community based rehabilitation setting offers  care for many of the young children from the community and their services include education, healthcare, nutritional support, and a recreational facility. ReJenga is also offering resources for the mothers of the children, including income generation opportunities, counseling, and more. Over the last few months, the Panskura facility has been catering to the needs of at-risk children and young adults who are exposed to violence and subjected to discrimination since they are in the community with disabilities. At the panskura clinic the children receive support to continue rehabilitation and come out of the oppression

Activities Conducted in up to April 2021:

 

  • The centre starts to function from 4th December 2020, maintaining the COVID protocol we called the children who need face to face interaction with the professionals in the centre. At present 05 children start to visit
  • Through WhatsApp video calling we are continuing therapeutic session of 15 children who have smart phone.
  • Regular interaction took place with 24 no of children via phone calls, as they family do not have smart phone.
  • Distributed reusable face mask provided by Rejenga to 45 family 4 pcs to each family of this centre. 
  • Facilitate to get disability certificate of 08 children from Government Medical Board.
  • Home visit made to family to guide home based rehabilitation programme and help to enroll in government schemes.
  • 44 children bring under NIRAMAYA health insurance scheme (an initiatives of Government of India to provide 1 lack annual insurance for health issues)
  • We facilitated to 11 Children to enrolled for MANABIK monthly Pension scheme (MANABIK – A government of West Bengal Initiatives to provide monthly pension of Rs. 1000/- per eligible beneficiary).
  • Home visit done to the beneficiaries’ house to assess the effect of Super Cyclone AMPHAN which hit West Bengal in May 2020.
  • In support of Association ADL, Switzerland we provide Dry Ration Packages support to 52 families to give a relief in post Amphan Disaster. 
  • The Centre repair and maintenance work is done which was damaged during this period
  • On April 15th, 44 women, Mothers and rehab therapist were gifted sarees as appreciation and gratitde to keep the community center running

 

Challenges Faced During this period –

This project started with ReJenga which began with the unpredictable COVID pandemic period. We faced a long term Lockdown, Mental Fear; people lost their Job, migrated worker back home with a history of journey and keep us isolated from all.  West Bengal also faced Super Cyclone Amphan in May 2020. Which divested the costal districts of west Bengal, no one roof’s was intact after the cyclone. Fortunately the project area was not faced such kind of disaster but people lost their remaining agricultural earning. 

In this situation Asha Bhavan Centre doing its level best to keep the children in track of rehabilitation process and help the distressed family. This is happened because of our donors and supporters who stand firmly with their whole hearted beside us to help children and their family. 

From December our all community centre including Panskura Community Rehabilitation centre open for support who are unable to reach by video calling programme. We are following all the norms and guideline of Government and WHO for COVID19 prevention, but in the same time the rehabilitation team work individualized rehabilitation programme remotely and take active role for ensuring to avail the available government facilities for the children and the families.  


Attachments:
Dec 31, 2020

2020 End Project Report For Kenya

ReJenga continues to be committed on the project to make rehabilitation accessible to the people in rural Kisumu and the surrounding areas. Due to the unprecedented times and COVID 19, and stay home orders we have not been able to progress towards our goals. There have been no testing for COVID 19, and ReJenga beleived in keeping everyone in the rural community safe. However, we continue to work on fundraising through corporate matching to have the funds towards our goal and building the rehab center in rural Siaya District. ReJenga was able to provide crutches and wheelchairs. 

While health outcomes for people with disabilities continues to be a challenge, and there is difficulty around access to and quality of care, as well as low job satisfaction among community health workers. ReJenga will need to be focusing on strengthening community health worker performance by investing in their education, training, and management capacity. 

Poverty, and Disability in Kenya

67% of the disabled population lives in poverty 2.97 million people

52% of the total population lives in poverty 23.06 million people

 Continue to Stay Safe and support children and adults with disabilities in rural Kenya. 

 
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