Social Inclusion of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

WHAT: The project supports persons with intellectual disabilities and their families in five branches of Kenya.

WHY: Only 3 % of children with intellectual disabilities go to school in Kenya. Their families are often their only social circle. The parents of children with intellectual disabilities are also stigmatized by society.

HOW: In this project the goal is to raise awareness about intellectual disability through different campaigns and materials. Cultural events and information meetings are organised in order to improve the self-esteem and possibilities of inclusion for persons with intellectual disabilities. The project benefits persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, whose milieu expands due the dissipation of stigmatization.

PARTNER ORGANISATION: The project is implemented by Kenyan Association for the intellectually handicapped (KAIH).

COORDINATION AND INFORMATION: Laura Rahka, laura.rahka(at)fduv.fi