IMPROVING LIVING CONDITIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN NAIROBI/KENYA

People with disabilities generally don't have it easy - people with intellectual disabilities in Kenya not only fight against the stigma, there are no benefits or assistance for those affected and their families. The families live on day labor income, which barely covers basic needs, and do not have the financial and time resources required to care for and care for a child with a disability. At the St Maurus Special School in Mathare Valley in Nairobi, three teachers do valuable work with parents, explain the causes and forms of disability, accompany the students and their parents during school time, support the parents by granting microcredits and plan with the families small start-ups in which young men and women find a job together with family members after their schooling and earn a small income. But what happens if there are no relatives who can do this? Or when young men and women are at risk of exploitation and sexual violence in their family environment? The state does not provide any connection options for young adults with disabilities after school, and no institutions for housing/care or employment. As part of the proposed project, the teachers at St. Maurus Special School are planning to build a house for a residential group in which eight at-risk young people will find a safe home and carry out simple activities (garden/keeping chickens).

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