Children
 Kenya
Project #8203

Help Kenyan children with disabilities into school

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD
Vetted
Jun 2, 2014

June 2014 Update

 

The North Meru DCC is about to begin a 2 year project, with money raised by HATW, to develop and equip the existing basic Orthopaedic Workshop. The improvements will enhance capacity and improve services to disabled children in the surrounding community – including Athi school - to support on going therapy for children.

 

The improved workshop facility will have the capacity to manufacture wheelchairs and mobility aids for use in the local community. Growing children need their aids to be suited to their size, and without a local workshop, children continue to use unsuitable aids which can result in secondary problems. Additionally, provision of core therapy room equipment will enable staff to treat and train children with their new mobility aids.

 

This new initiative will develop the technical skills of existing staff and provide a better range of mobility aids as they work with children in the local community. It is hoped that the improved workshop may also provide a service to the local hospitals, and thus generate additional income to support the DCC as it continues to work with disabled children and their families in practical ways.

 

Can you help support the work with DCC or at Athi school in practical ways?

 

You can give your money or your time to support this work - we are looking for specialist volunteers to work with our local partners. If you have physiotherapy or technical workshop skills, or if you would like the opportunity to work alongside the DCC to support them practically as they extend their facilities, please contact us at info@hatw.org.uk .

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Organization Information

HANDS AROUND THE WORLD

Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.hatw.org.uk
Project Leader:
David Steiner
Executive Officer
Monmouth, Monmouthshire United Kingdom

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