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AGAPE SPECIAL GROUP

AGAPE SPECIAL GROUP is a Community Based Organization (CBO) founded in2008 by initiative of members of the community to address the fight of disabled children of 5years in our midst. For many children, the presence of impairment, leads to rejection or isolation from experience that is part of normal development. Children with disabilities are at a greater risk of dying, not only because of life threatening medical conditions or lack of access to public services but because in many cultures they are neglected or sometimes abandoned or left to die. Lack of access to health care can cause even mild or treatable health condition to develop into permanent disabilities.

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In this regard AGAPE SPECIAL GROUP will ensure it provides a platform for health practices, targeting disabled population and develop initiatives that are focused alleviating poverty together with disabled people’s families.
The idea will succeed because it would advocate for the disabled and care for families with disabilities through health provisions and development programs (IGA's, social assistance ,health
insurance  ) and this would enable members of the community to start accepting disability and open up without stigma through continuous education.the qustions will be
do they understand the constitional provisions for persons with disability
to what extents are they enjoying those rights
to what extent are the international bodys reposible for the implimentations for the rights for person with disability aware of the situations in babadogo and kenya in general

 

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

AGAPE beneficiaries are members of the group and the communities where they belong. Infact AGAPE contributes in creating awareness about disabilities within Babadogo Location (Ruaraka Constituency) It would promote the access to healthcare, Nutrition and achievement of economical stabilities for families living in slums.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

i) I will employ different techniques such as facilitation, drama, testimonies while creating awareness. The main targets are parents both who have disabled children and those who don’t have. This is done to support people in the community to be able to detect signs of disabilities and learn to address them immediately. ii) We will conduct referral to different supporting organizations for community members in need of these service targeting disabilities e.g. equipment physiotherapy services, Nutrition and education.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

I would invite collaborations and partners both local and international by writing proposals hoping the partners will be receptive of our proposal. Would seek assistance from the relevant authorities such as National Council of persons with disabilities, Government offices and corporate foundations, in order to help AGAPE achieve its goal to detect, prevent and meet the need. For rehabilitative and supportive services of the disabled children from 0-5 yrs. This idea is meant to prove that disability is not inability lets join hands in this mission.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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