Education  Kenya Project #56361

Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children

by Mama Respond International
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children
Outreach - 100 Women with Disabled Children

Summary

This program will educate 100 mothers of children with special needs to conduct outreach in their local community (Kitengela, Kenya) targeting perinatal concerns, families impacted by children with special needs, stigma debunking and community sensitisation. Facilitation for outreach contributes to small group sustainable business goals such as opening a daycare centre for special needs children.

$10,000
total goal
$9,954
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Women with special needs children are often single mothers and homebound in Kitengela, Kenya, as they are full-time carers for their children. This makes it impossible to find employment and limits their options for self-employment. This project will educate and support 100 women to conduct community outreach and facilitate their group business goals.

Solution

Mama Respond facilitates a group for mothers of children with special needs - Strong Mamas - which now hosts over 90 members. These mothers are ready to be educated on disability prevention and care, peri and postnatal concerns, and community stigma so they can support other women with special needs children to access their support group, the newly built special needs unit and appropriate medical care. The Strong Mamas have group business goals and their outreach pay will facilitate group goals.

Long-Term Impact

This program will educate, train, and mentor up to 100 women annually. In addition, the program will give these women the financial independence needed to break the cycle of poverty and provide adequate support to their children with special needs. This project also fits into Mama Responds broader mission of providing holistic support to vulnerable communities, including medical and educational support and outreach for mothers of children with special needs.

Resources

Organization Information

Mama Respond International

Location: Victoria Park, WA - Australia
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mamarespond
Project Leader:
Erin Hegarty
Victoria Park , WA Australia

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