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Therapists or Assistive Technology Professionals in Kenya

2 Weeks or More, Africa, Health and Wellness, Kenya
Duration: 2 Weeks or More
Locations: Kenya , Africa
Program Description
Qualifications
Program Costs
Why Go?
Program Description

Join our IDEAS project in Kenya!  A team of healthcare professionals and project leaders will be joining a hospital in Kenya to train children with disabilities and their families on how to live fuller lives.

Our IDEAS project is seeking therapists or assistive technology (AT) professionals who want to pour out their time, attention and expertise with children with disabilities and their families. These children and their families will receive creative care and interaction during this retreat. This will allow therapists and professionals to develop effective therapy regimes.

Approved applicants will be fitting, modifying and repairing chairs and engaging in collaborative learning and training with the Kenyan therapists.

Since this is a repeating event, those interested in coming for several years, and building strong relationships that facilitate excellence and encouragement for all, are especially valued.

For more information and to apply to this opening, please visit our IDEAS Project page for more information.

 

Qualifications

Therapists and Technicians

  • Qualified therapists or assistive technology-trained professionals
  • Adults in good health able to enjoy working and playing with children with disabilities
  • Sensitive and teachable

 

Program Costs

$2,800*

  • Costs include housing, in-country transportation, food, translator fees and program expenses.
  • Above costs do not include airfare, immunizations, international insurance, cell phone coverage or personal spending money.
  • You can raise funds through IDEAS to cover all trip-related expenses (personal spending money excluded).
  • Fundraising training, consulting, and coaching is available for all participants, helping them reach their budgetary goals.

*Contact info@ideasworld.org for more information.

Why Go?

The World Health Organization says “An estimated 1% of the world's population, or just over 65 million people, need a wheelchair. In most developing countries, few of those who need wheelchairs have access.”

With an appropriate wheelchair, a person with disabilities can attend school and can participate in family and community events. IDEAS works alongside hospitals, organizations and communities who need access to assistive technologies. You can participate in this ongoing effort to restore dignity and hope by volunteering your time to care for children with disabilities.

You will also explore the exciting and beautiful culture and country of Kenya! You will experience new sights, sounds and flavors while you develop new friendships and learn from one another. If you have ever wanted to put your compassion for children and expertise to use, join us as a wheelchair-experienced therapist or technician in Kenya and sign up today.