Now we come to you, humbly, to ask for your generous donation. The cause for therapy and food for children with autism, here in our community in Mathare Slums in Nairobi Kenya, needs you. Will you consider becoming its champion by making a gift? Currently, our project has 80 children and with your help and kind donation we will up the number to 200 children and more. Every dollar you donate ensures that every child in the program gets food and therapy for free. Thank you very much in advance.
Autism in Kenya is among the fastest growing developmental disorders.Many children with autism are neglected and abandoned by parents due to the stigma and the cost of bringing up such a child.Although the government has good policies on disability there is a gap when it comes to autism and that is therapy and an exit program in the schools that offer space to autism learners.This project will affect more than 500 children within the slums of Nairobi and its environs.
This project provides free therapy for children with autism thrice per week and offers them food,medication where necessary and respite care.For the parents and caregiver of the children with autism they get free counselling and support and education on how to offer home based therapy and manage the autism in their children as they watch them grow into adults.
The project gets to impact 1000 parents and 500 children,the parents get to learn about autism as their children get free expert therapy which improves their health.As a result of the empowerment that we give to the parents they get economic Independence to enable them take care of their children with autism.The children also get to grow into adulthood and be able to engage in the normal day to day activities and be productive in society despite having autism.