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KUHENZA FOR THE CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

Equipping Children with Disabilities to achieve their God-given potential

Who we are

Kuhenza for the Children’s Foundation  is a non-profit organization that exists to meet the needs of children with disabilities in Kilifi County along the Coast of Kenya. Ultimately, the goal is that these children along with their families and communities understand that they have value and are deserving of love and acceptance.

Kuhenza meets this vision through advocacy, educational support and medical intervention.

Kuhenza serves children with cerebral palsy, Physical disabilities , Hearing impairments, intellectual disabilities, Visual Impairments, Down syndrome, Autism, Epilepsy and Spina bifida and other disabilities. The majority of the people in this County still view these children as being cursed by God or bewitched and hold negative attitudes towards these children.

Latest News
Disability Outreach & Inclusion Workshop for Parents

Disability Outreach & Inclusion Workshop for Parents

Having a child with disabilities presents unique difficulties and because of this parents of children with disabilities need to be…

Published 8 months ago
Kuhenza Disability Outreach and Inclusion Workshop for Government Leaders

Kuhenza Disability Outreach and Inclusion Workshop for Government Leaders

Children with disabilities remain the most excluded and discriminated against, not only because of their disability but also because of…

Published 9 months ago
Our Core Programs

ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

Incorrect beliefs about the causes of and treatments for disability are often a larger obstacle for children with disabilities than physical barriers. Kuhenza removes stigmas related to disability by educating leaders and communities through training workshops, large-scale public events, family counselling sessions, and our community resource center.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Consistent access to high-quality education gives children with disabilities life and career choices that otherwise would not be available to them. Kuhenza supports this goal by providing special education teachers, school supplies, teacher trainings, construction of school facilities, and boarding school fees.

MEDICAL INTERVENTION

Many parents and caregivers of children with disabilities are unable to afford the medical care these children need. In response, Kuhenza provides funding, referrals and transportation to help children access medical services such as physical therapy, doctor visits, surgeries, medication, nutritional support, and equipment like wheel chairs and hearing aids.

Stephen's Story

10-year-old Stephen was paralyzed from the waist down when he fell from a coconut tree. His community told him he was cursed and would never accomplish anything.

Because his parents were too poor to pay for his care, Kuhenza provided Stephen with a wheelchair, medical care, schooling and counseling. With this support, Stephen excelled in school and received a scholarship to University, where he is now majoring in special needs education to improve the lives of others like him.

 

“MY ACHIEVEMENTS . . . HAVE CHANGED NEGATIVE COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TOWARDS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND MY SELF ESTEEM IS NOW HIGH SINCE I BELIEVE I CAN DO ANYTHING THAT CAN BE DONE BY ANY OTHER PERSON.”

— Stephen Karisa

Provide a helping hand
  • Donate monthly or annually (Paybill Number 684066)
  • Sponsor a child with a disability for less than 100 KSH / day
  • Follow our blog and Facebook and share with your networks
  • Organize a fundraising event
  • Invite us to share about Kuhenza with a group of your friends or colleagues
  • Volunteer at the special schools we support
  • Donate food and other gifts to the special schools we support
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