Happy New year dear friend and supporter of the Step Up 4 Autism Food and therapy project for children with disabilities in Kenya. We are forever grateful for the fantastic work you helped us accomplish last year.
Through your generosity, we were able to add more than 50 children to the therapy project last year alone. This means that for the 53 Saturdays that were in 2022 50 extra kids got access to free occupational, speech, physical, and play therapy. These are kids coming from the low-income areas of Mathare slums and have disabilities ranging from Autism, Cerebral palsy, and down syndrome.
Apart from the therapy project, we were able to get them access to monthly packages of nutritious foods to boost their health and that of their families. We submit to you that food poverty is real in Kenya and many other parts of the world and the most affected by this are children living with disabilities from low-income areas.
Therefore we are forever grateful for your support and we hope that you choose again this year to make us your charity of choice and journey with us as we transform lives and make a great impact.
Swabrah Baris showing the fruits the project gives
The free therapy and food project has been a big success thanks to your continuous, timely, and kind donations. Many families of children with disabilities in Kenya continue to feel the economic impacts of the covid 19 pandemic. With the loss of jobs and hardship to do business such families heavily rely on food donations from various organizations to get through.
The current climate change crisis has not made it any better for such families. The food and therapy project ensures that families that have kids with disabilities get access to food packages every quarter to help them sail through.This is in addition to the free therapy servcies which range from occupational therapy,speech and play therapy.
Your donations ensure that more than 100 such families continue to receive support in form of food packages and free therapy servcies at our Mathare therapy center in Nairobi.
We urge you to do your best to continue assisting these families. On their behalf, we say thank you and God bless you.
The current tough economic times are hitting children with Autism from low income areas the hardest . This means they are not able to access therapy services and get access to good nutritious meals due to the poverty levels of the families the come from .
we as Step Up 4 Autism through the power of generosity and kindness we manage to offer free theta services to the kids with autism from low income areas in Kenya.
We also assist their families with food packages every three months. This is kind but not enough to ensure they don’t starve. We need your help to do more and reach out to many more other families who are on our waiting lists and we currently cannot help them due to strained resources.
pass our fundraising page to your friends and families and tell them every donation counts and any amount makes a difference.
Our commitment to serving kids with disabilities in Kenya is renewed every year, and this year we are more than glad to continue having you dear friend as supporter and friend for the work that we do in low-income areas in Kenya for kids with disabilities.
We are continuing to grow the scope of our influence as an organization by making sure we reached the unreached and spread the autism awareness message as we also talk to them about the various interventions available to them as options and the food program that we run that is also very beneficial to them.
Creating only awareness without the proper interventions in place is torture to those affected by autism directly and indirectly. We cannot stop doing this work right now because we know the big number of kids in the progrmae who depend on us .We would like to realy continue and reach out to many more kids this year who do not yet have access to therapy services and such food initiatives.
To you our friend please continue supporting us both in funds and in your prayers. Just like us, you too are called to give . Thank you for standing with us.One kid at a time we are changing the narrative on autism and causing an awareness shift.
Kenya continues to face a lot of challenges occasioned by covid 19. This has negatively impacted households all over the country and the ones that suffer the most are those with disabilities and most especially children.
The economy is also not favorable and most parents to children with disabilities are out of jobs, this makes them be vulnerable with no source of income or where to go to get meals for their families.
The donations we have received so far have been instrumental in ensuring we at least provide these families with food baskets quarterly and therapy services to their children with disabilities weekly.
With your help again we can make the frequency of these services increase and make them more beneficial to the children who receive them.
As we go towards giving Tuesday we hope that you will be happy to donate and ask your friends and families to donate too.
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