Health
 Kenya
Project #2364

Support 100 disabled youth with Assistive devices.

by Action Network for the Disabled
Vetted

Summary

This project will provide 100 persons with disabilities from underprivileged families with mobility aids and assistive devices such as wheelchairs,elbow crutches,white canes and braille machines and restore or facilitate self-independence that comes with the possibility of living independently in the community irrespective of disability.
$9,783
total goal
$1,955
remaining
77
donors
1
monthly donor
7
years active

Challenge

Majority of persons with disabilities are born from poor families with challenges of meeting their own basic needs,it is difficult for them to take care of their disabled child given their economic challenges.By providing the disabled youth with the assistive devices like elbow crutches,wheelchairs,white cane and braille machine,it will make it easier for them to go to school on their own and lead a normal life and contribute to the development of the country because disability is not inability.

Solution

Collection,purchasing and distribution of the various mobility aids and assistive devices and identifying persons with disabilities who cannot afford these support equipment, train them on their usage before donating the devices to them. This will facilitate their movement,interaction with others and go about their daily lives without any challenges resulting from their nature of disability.

Long-Term Impact

Through the provision of mobility aids and assistive devices to persons with disabilities,they will have an opportunity of living an independent life and advance through education. By acquiring education,poverty eradication will be a possibility given that;they will have an opportunity to participate actively in the economic life either through their talents or employment as a result of being independent.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.andy.or.ke
Organisational website

Organization Information

Action Network for the Disabled

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.andy.or.ke
Project Leader:
Fredrick Ouko
Founder
Nairobi, Kenya
$7,828 raised of $9,783 goal
 
 
97 donations
$1,955 to go
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