Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation



FOCUS: Social work/Education


fernanda-at-compassionateSHORT DESCRIPTION: Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation (CHDF) is a non-governmental organization that was started in 2008 as an outreach Centre in Korogocho slum, in Kenya for children with disabilities. These were orphans and other vulnerable children from extremely poor families abandoned or orphaned through HIV/AIDS .The non-governmental organization is now serving 86 children with special needs that range from mental to physical disabilities. Currently operates in Ruai, Nairobi, Kenya, near St. Joseph Catholic Church. The children are thus divided into four groups  i.e Physically challenged, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and the Mentally ill  where they are taught on life skills, concentration, coordination, basic writing, leather work, bead work and computer classes. All the 86 children live in the home.

Our Vision “An inclusive society where persons with different abilities enjoy equal rights and have access to affordable quality rehabilitation services”

Mission Statement: To enable persons with disability to overcome their physical limitations and empower them economically and socially to become self-reliant and fully integrated members of their communities.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  Volunteers joining this project will be involved in any of the following activities that are done with the organization.

Unskilled Volunteers: Feeding the children, Sports Activities, Helping in the Kitchen, Gardening in the homes small Garden, Washing clothes and utensils at the home, Playing and entertaining the children

Skilled Volunteers: Teaching on the basic writing and reading skills, Counseling, Training on computer skills, Occupational therapy, Proposal writing to fundraise for the home

ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in a host family where you will be commuting to the project.