May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Appeal

The medical model and the social model are often presented as dichotomous, but disability should be viewed neither as purely medical nor as purely social: persons with disabilities can often experience problems arising from their health condition. A balanced approach is needed, giving appropriate weight to the different aspects of disability.

This program continues to assist the rehabilitation program and pay the community rehab workers while they have the stay at home orders in India. Panskura serves the population Panskura block consisting 225 villages reaches a population of 283,303.

The project continues to support :
Specific Aims
Rehabilitation including Early Intervention for person with disabilities focusing children in rural area where there is no rehabilitation service available.
Promote early detection of infants at high risk of disability in rural community.
Support to the family by strengthening their capacity and involvement of local community resources.
To promote opportunity, participation and ensuring the rights of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

At this time ReJenga needs emergency funds to pay the social worker, full time physical therappist and behavioural therapist for the rest of the year and during the loack down in India. WHile ReJenga continues to establish continued employee retention at the rehab clinics, the children with disabilities and families need to have food while they are at stay home orders. At the same time ReJenga will be needing funds to have protective gear for employees, families and children as they return to rehabilitation. Every $ amount counts. 

All the families that live in rural Panskura and surrounding areas are farmers, and at this time there is fear that hunger will kill the families before COVID 19. We will be working with other organizations to see that people get food around the area and the children with disabilities do not starve. 

Thank you so much for your generous gift to help families and children with disabilities through GlobalGiving. We are grateful for your kind and thoughtful support! Continue to follow us on Facebook and www.rejenga.org

We are so grateful you chose to support our work. Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality.

We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation, so we’ll be sending you updates three or four times per year to share stories of what we’ve been able to accomplish with your support, along with photos we think you’ll love.

Please consider telling your friends and family about our project—www.Rejenga.org and continue to contribute.  you can on social media, or just bring us up in conversation. Sharing with your community why you chose to support our organization will help us increase the work we can do in our community.

All the best,
Sukanya Pyne

Founder of ReJenga.org

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Appeal

The medical model and the social model are often presented as dichotomous, but disability should be viewed neither as purely medical nor as purely social: persons with disabilities can often experience problems arising from their health condition. A balanced approach is needed, giving appropriate weight to the different aspects of disability.

This program continues to work towards building the rehabilitation program and pay the community rehab workers while they have the stay at home orders in Siaya. Kenya. However, we are going through an unprecedented time around teh world, and countries like Kenya, India and the US needs food, and protective gear to fight the COVID 19 pandemic. We need to be able to help the communities to sustain and maintain good health. The Kenyan Rehab plan to build a site and construct a rehab setting will be limited. However, we want to be able to build the communities and their leaders to keep them together to support the disabled children. 

At this time ReJenga needs emergency funds towards food, shelter and pretective gear during the lock down and help people in local communities in USA, India and Kenya. ReJenga wants that children with disabilities and families need to have food while they are at stay home orders. At the same time ReJenga will be needing funds to have protective gear for employees, families and children as they return to rehabilitation settings in rural areas. Every $ amount counts. 

Specific Aims for ReJenga –
-Rehabilitation including Early Intervention for person with disabilities focusing children in rural area where there is no rehabilitation service available.
-Promote early detection of infants at high risk of disability in rural community by having community health care workers going to homes
-Support to the family by strengthening their capacity and involvement of local community resources.
To promote opportunity, participation and ensuring the rights of the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Thank you so much for your generous gift to help families and children with disabilities through GlobalGiving. We are grateful for your kind and thoughtful support! Continue to follow us on Facebook and www.rejenga.org

We are so grateful you chose to support our work. Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality.

We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation, so we’ll be sending you updates three or four times per year to share stories of what we’ve been able to accomplish with your support, along with photos we think you’ll love.

Please consider telling your friends and family about our project—www.Rejenga.org and continue to contribute. Sharing with your community why you chose to support our organization will help us increase the work we can do in our community. ReJenga- has to work to rebuild communities at this time and put its resources towards the well being of children with disabilities. 

All the best,
Sukanya Pyne

Mar 6, 2020

Rehabilitation for Disabled in Siaya, Kenya

ReJenga continue to work firmly towards the clinic and establishing a community based rehabilitation in Siaya. At this time we continue to work with the Hospital management on creating space for the rehab setting and get the community more involved in the program. We are in working to have a social worker, and train a local towards providing regular physical therapy to children at the clinic. 

For the next 3 months:

  • Set project time line with hospital management
  • Get the community involved through booths
  • Identify children in the community that can be treated
  • Establish a program manager

The project continues to take increased length of time because of the corruption and red tape in the admins. For a grassroot non profit, there is difficulty to see that the donor money is used at 100% towards the cause versus corruption. 

 
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