Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities

by World Hope International, Inc.
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Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities
Physiotherapy to over 1,000 Kids with Disabilities

Project Report | Feb 24, 2020
Dream Comes True

By Rob Bugler | ETC Logistics Officer

Meeting the Leone Stars
Meeting the Leone Stars

Alfred is 10 years old who loves to play soccer. Alfred was born with delayed development and left sided weakness. Soon after he was born, his father died and thus, he grew up with his 2 sisters, mother and grandmother. With his condition, his mother was feeling hopeless in how she can help her son with speech difficulties, not being able to use his hands well, and having balance issues. She found out about Enable the Children (ETC), a program that provides physiotherapy and occupational therapy, care and suport services to children living with disabilities, from Alfred’s friend at school. Alfred has been part of the ETC program for 1.5 years. Through this program, she has learned exercises that will enable Alfred to communicate better with his family and friends, help improve his balance and run more easily.

Additionally, Alfred is part of ETC’s school sponsorship initiative that provides opportunity for children to go to school by paying for his school fees. Alfred is in Grade 2 attending Aunty Lillian Preparatoty School in Calabatown. His favorite subject is physical health education. Through the generosity of his sponsor, he also received new clothes and food supplies that helped his family meet their immediate needs.

Alfred’s dream came true when Alfred and twenty-four other children with disabilities had the privilege of meeting the Leone Stars, Sierra Leone’s National Footbal Club. He passed the ball back and forth and spent time with the best soccer players in the country! This was such an incredible experience! His mother stated: I am not sure what would have happened to me and my son if Enable the Children had not got involved. My son has improved so much and now he is playing football with the Leone Stars. Usually people move away from me because of my son’s condition, but you embrace him for who he is. This is one of the goals of ETC: to enable children living with disabilites to be included, loved, and valued intheir families and communities, ensuring a good quality of life.

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World Hope International, Inc.

Location: Alexandria, VA - USA
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World Hope International, Inc.
Heather Hill
Project Leader:
Heather Hill
Alexandria , VA United States

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