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 Health  Kenya Project #29531

Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya

by Step Up 4 Autism Vetted since 2018
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya
Give Therapy for 80 children with Autism in Kenya

Summary

Our program gives free expert therapy to children with autism in the slums of Mathare in Kenya.These are over 80 children who have autism and their parents live in poverty therefore cannot access therapy.We have a team of medical volunteers who give their time to ensure each child with autism gets free occupational and speech therapy .We lack modern therapy equipment and food for the children that we take care of.Your donation will ensure the children get free therapy and food at the same time

$10,000
total goal
$3,649
remaining
65
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.stepup4autism.org

Organization Information

Step Up 4 Autism

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @stepup4autism
Project Leader:
STEP UP 4 AUTISM STEP UP 4 AUTISM
Nairobi, Kenya
$6,351 raised of $10,000 goal
 
81 donations
$3,649 to go
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