Disability Inclusion partnership with National Funds for the Disabled of Kenya (NFDK)
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 Alex Kamale is 35 years old member of L’Arche Kenya and lives with his brother in the outskirts of Nyahururu town in Nyandarua County. He has a learning disability associated to a mild mental impairment. In L’Arche Kenya, adults with intellectual disabilities like Alex are also referred to as core members because they are at the centre of all the organizational interventions. The organization offers home care, nurtures the gifts of adults with intellectual disabilities through occupational training and involves them in advocating for disability inclusion in the society through outreach activities.

Alex comes from home every morning to work and goes back in the evening as a core member in the day program.  This routine gives him a chance to go to work like other men of his age, his disability notwithstanding. Previously he worked in the candle-making workshop where he did well and could independently produce candles with minimal support. He has since moved to the bakery workshop which is both an occupational therapy workshop and an income generating project for the organization, because he likes baking and making pastries. He has improved his baking skills and can make pastries such as tea scones, cookies and mandazi. He also operates the oven with minimal support. He is good in time management, hygiene and socialization.

His other hobbies include cycling and watching TV. Due to his cycling prowess, the core member is a team captain in the 2021 cycling event dubbed “stretching our limits campaign” which aims at raising funds and making awareness about disabilities. His team has a target of Kshs. 1.5 million.

The plan is to have Alex perfect his baking skills and finally be exited into the outside job market to work in his area of interest as a baker.  It is consequently expected that he will earn an income and live an independent life. His growth as an adult living and working independently shall be a perfect witness of the potential of adults with intellectual disabilities which is the mission of L’Arche Kenya.


  • Effatha and Betania Home

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    At the centre of L'Arche Kenya are the two homes, Effatha and Betania, where people with intellectual disabilities live and work together with their assistants. The core members find there a safe and supportive environment that allows them to pursue their own interests and grow. The homes also serve as a showpiece to the communities an how to give people with disabilities a normal and dignified life.

  • Occupational Therapy Workshops


    L’Arche Kenya also implements an occupational therapy programme that provides adults with intellectual disabilities with a meaningful engagement while nurturing their gifts. Currently, the organization supports 33 adults in various workshops. candle-making workshop, craft workshop, sensory workshop, kitchen and catering workshop, cleaning workshop and carpentry workshop. These workshops give persons with intellectual disabilities with real-life work experience and prepare them for integration into employment.

  • Disability Outreach Programme

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    The Disability Outreach Programme links the organization to the local community by providing spaces for PWIDs to make known their gifts and offering services to children, youth and adults with various disabilities. Some of the activities include:

    • Advocacy forums at the grassroots level to advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities
    • Community engagement and mobilization to address the issues  that persons with disabilities encounter
  • Social Enterprise


    L’Arche Kenya runs a social enterprise that aims at providing the organization with some level of financial sustainability as well as showcasing the gifts of our core-members through internal work placement. The projects include the Marleen gift shop, a bakery, the Maranatha welcome and rescue unit, a leather workshop,a  poultry project, and a vegetable farm.

  • Marleen Crafts



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