When a child is born with severe mental and physical complex diseases, the parents give them up to the State. He lives within 4 walls in an institution where outsiders are denied entrance. In South Africa, 29,000+ orphans have a disability. Most of them have mental and physical development disorders – cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism . Unfortunately, Social Protection provides only self-sustaining care. There are no teachers, no education, no development. Children lie in cribs until their death.
We have a rich and unique experience of habilitation and development for these children. They show us they can achieve life skill milestones and breaks the stereotypes. We organize diagnostics, consulting physicians, life skills teachers, speech pathologists and teachers hold special sessions. Because of our Project, more and more children are leaving their cots and become free to play, socialize with other children, walk independently and learn self-help skills.
Care for Poverty International support groups in the orphanages with children with disabilities, 95% of children previously doomed to die in their cribs! Our experience cannot be hidden.