When resources are limited, children with functional impairments underlying disability are often disadvantaged. Working with our partner, the Kenyan Medical Research Institute (Coast), we have transformed attitudes to, and understanding of, disabilities within local communities by using those with experience of disabilities to train people in disability awareness. This has informed our current project, SEEK, a locally supported enterprise that focuses on caregiver self-help. Participating groups and their members report economic success, for example by securing bank accounts and making profits from income-generation activities. We also expect growing portfolios for community-based and non-government funded organisations in this area.
For further information contact Dr Karen Bunning