In-home care for children with disabilities
Disabled children face extremely bleak odds in Afghanistan. Poverty, poor healthcare, and a limited understanding of disability often leads to disabled children suffering neglect, abuse, and abandonment.
Our In-home Care Project is helping families of disabled children to better-support their needs and working to bring disabled children out of hiding.
Everything starts with forming a personal care plan, tailored to each child and designed by consulting with them and their family on how they can best and most realistically helped. We provide initial medical care, physiotherapy and all of the materials needed to ensure the comfort of each child. But the aim of the project is to leave families equipped and capable of doing this themselves.
Our physiotherapist trains parents to deliver physio exercises themselves, and by providing vocational training to mothers, we leave families better-equipped to support the needs of their children.
A final key aim of this project is to work with parents and the community to ensure that children are included as much as possible in every-day life – including school. Awareness-raising and education at both the family and community level is working to remove the stigma of disability.