Due to a lack of support and education around disability awareness in Kenya, many disabled children and adults are hidden from public view by their families. The Kenyan culture is built largely around family values and beliefs, and it is expected that children should be able to contribute while at home and ultimately provide for themselves when they reach adulthood. However, there are large numbers of children born with disabilities, who don’t have access to support and can’t provide for themselves. There are also many Kenyans who become disabled through the course of their lives.
When you volunteer with disabled people, you’ll provide hands-on support and disability education among families and local communities. Your tasks will depend on your experience and any relevant qualifications but may include assisting with physiotherapy and rehabilitation, teaching, general supervision, interacting and providing training for the family and their community. You’ll also help at meal times, preparing and serving meals, and cleaning up afterwards.
This project is well suited to caring and open minded individuals, with an interest in helping those with special needs.
You aren’t required to have previous experience in special needs care, as you’ll be working closely alongside local staff. Relevant experience is required for physiotherapy tasks.Apply now