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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR FULL REHABILITATION OF MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN

www.majimazuri.org

ABOUT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR FULL REHABILITATION OF MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN:-

Maji Mazuri Children’s Centre helps some of the most vulnerable children in Nairobi achieve success and to reach their dreams with the mission “To prepare, empower and rehabilitate our children for a better, more fulfilling future”. The Centre was founded in Nairobi County in Kasarani- Mwiki, in 1984, as a rescue home for children from the slum. It provides a home and support for those with physical and mental disabilities, who often arrive malnourished, diseased, and unable to walk, as well as caring for orphans and vulnerable children through rehabilitation, provision of basic needs and education. Over the years, the Centre has helped the children to enjoy a better quality of life, become active members of their communities, and even achieve their dreams. For example, one of its first residents, Nicholas Oiko completed his Bachelors of Education in English Literature after successive surgeries where he now walks with crutches, is married and a father of two with a rising career.

HOW THE FINANCES WILL BE USED:-

Maji Mazuri Children’s Centre is an established facility for the support and rehabilitation of mentally and physically challenged children, with a track record of producing life-changing results. Currently our children do not have access to occupational therapy, which prepares them for a full life. The Rehabilitation project is seeking Kshs180,000 to provide a full-time occupational therapist for one year. This will improve the recovery time of our children, helping them to support themselves or help their families after their period of stay is over. It will also allow us to help more children over a smaller period of time. In the course of the year we seek to ensure that the project is self sustaining through the cost charged for the outpatients and ensure it’s basic operational costs are met through the same. The cost is a subsidized cost to ensure that we also give back to society and continue to be a beacon of hope.