Empower 40 Children with Disabilities in Kenya

by EARLY MILESTONES INTERVENTION & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Empower 40 Children with Disabilities in Kenya

Summary

Early Milestones plans to support 40 children aged 0-8 years Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy from Kiandutu Slums in Thika, Kenya by providing therapy services that are 100% catered for to promote their Independence. These children are desperately poor and cannot afford the much needed healthcare services that will help them thrive. As a result, they are at risk of disability. Their Mothers will also be trained and educated for free on the best way to take care of their children at home.

$20,000
total goal
$19,984
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
2
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Challenge

Cerebral Palsy is the most common childhood motor disability.In Kenya Children with disabilities experience stigma from birth and are more prone to exclusion, concealment, abandonment, institutionalization and abuse.The cost of rehabilitation and assistive devices is a major barrier for children with disabilities from low-income families.This means that "at risk" children fail to get early intervention which would greatly improve their quality of life as well as increase their independence.

Solution

Early Milestones Intervention & Development Center provides therapeutic therapy and assistive devices to children from poor families. The children's parents/caregivers are trained in skills necessary for the development of the child to their fullest potential. Awareness programs are also done to the public to promote understanding of children with Cerebral Palsy in the community so as to stop stigma enabling full participation in the society.

Long-Term Impact

By recruiting parents as active interventionists in the rehabilitation process at the earliest point in time, much less costly intervention will be needed as the child grows. As the 40 children manifest their innate skills and talents are brought out, they will find a path to become contributing members of the society. Benefits to society include reducing economic burden through a decreased need for special education and increased eligibility for employment as the children mature into adulthood

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​emidc.org/​
www.emidc.org

Organization Information

EARLY MILESTONES INTERVENTION & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Juliet Muhia
NAIROBI, Kenya
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