March 1, 2023
In January, thanks to the amazing donations from supporters, lives have been changed in Tumaini.
Alongside the fitting of numerous wheelchairs, Matumaini Rehabilitation Centre hosted a course for caregivers of people with disabilities (PWD). We invited 'Bethany Kids' to come and deliver this course, which covered topics such as; feeding a PWD, positioning for PWD, assistive devices, home therapy, and very importantly explored the many myths around disabilities...of which sadly there are many in Kenya e.g. a child with disability is often seen as a curse and that they should be killed or hidden in a backroom. We recently rescued a boy who was being kept in a hole that had been dug in the garden....unfortunately this is a common reality.