What is happening?
Appropriate Paper-based Technology
The products are light to carry, affordable, easy to make, safe to use and maintain which makes them appropriate for children with developmental issues and other conditions like cerebral palsy. Users are able to attain head control, trunk control, use of upper and lower limbs, concentration and interaction with other children in play. Caregivers can easily move them from one place to another.
Person Centred Plans
The new people-centered plans allow us to concentrate on the individual development of our core members as the account for their individual goals and dreams.
Lip syncing competition
We did it! L'Arche Kenya took part last December in the first international lip syncing competition hosted by people with disabilities.
Effatha and Betania Home
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
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
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.
At Marleen Crafts, we sell the produce of your social enterprise.
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