Cerebral Palsy Society Of Kenya

WE SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

WHAT WE DO

01.

— We create awareness

We aim to put an end to ignorance and create a stigma free community, by ensuring the understanding of CP. We hope to create cultural change so that everyone in the society embraces people with CP, and that every child/person living with CP is accepted in the society.

02.

— We provide care

CP is non-generative condition, however, without early intervention, the situation deteriorates. The children/persons form contractures or secondary deformities. Rehabilitation therefore is offered to children/persons regularly. The CPSK clinic offers occupational therapy at the clinic for children under the age of 6. It also has health riders who provide therapy for the older children and adults living with CP.

03.

— We educate

CPSK Special School offers Special Needs Education, Music Therapy and Vocational Training to children/persons living with Cerebral Palsy. The school currently has an admission of 45 learners.

04.

— We advocate

We are working to ensure that government officials at the local, regional and national level move beyond passing proclamations, and take concrete action to guarantee that our basic rights, our full citizenship and our individual opportunities are real and cannot be taken away.

05.

— We strengthen

CPSK is able to offer useful advice, support and training to parents/guardians/caregivers, the community and others who help it. By giving a holistic approach from the individual, family and community CPSK aims to ensure that everyone thrives and finds enjoyment and fulfilment in life.

06.

— We empower

We are working to ensure that government officials at the local, regional and national level move beyond passing proclamations, and take concrete action to guarantee that our basic rights, our full citizenship and our individual opportunities are real and cannot be taken away.

WHAT WE CARE FOR!

Bringing Dreams within Reach for Children

There is no known cure yet for Cerebral Palsy. The number of preventable cases could be addressed if mothers and babies had better access to good medical care and if all primary clinicians had access to better information and tools. The condition however can be managed through rehabilitation. CPSK provides highly subsidized therapy session for the children/persons afflicted. The Special Needs Education program ensures that learners afflicted with CP can still attain their realized potential. The CPSK Special Unit currently has admitted over 40 learners, whereas the therapy clinic sees over 120 children monthly at the clinic and 70 youngsters/adults on the outreach program.

Fighting stigma associated with CP

In as much as Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, it is widely misunderstood. CP may come with visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy among other impairments. People living with CP and their families experience a range of responses from others in the society. On one hand is pity and on the other hand cultural beliefs. CPSK thus organizes events that sensitize the public about the condition.

Care for the family

Cerebral Palsy does not just affect those living with it but among the families and caregivers as well.  CPSK uses a holistic approach to ensure that the parents/guardians and caregivers are trained to understand, accept and provide better care for the children. CPSK also trains the caregivers on different economical projects to help individual families cope with the hardship of the condition. We hope to build supportive communities that can help improve the social, economic and personal quality of life for the whole family.

Advocating for rights

CPSK is working with like-minded partners to advocate and work towards attaining specific legislation and policies that will take significant action to ensure their rights are protected.  In these cases CPSK ensures that those with CP get National Identification cards, have a right to vote, run businesses, access to information, transportation, education and medical attention.

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