Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NGOs organise free therapy session for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Multikids Foundation in collaboration with the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy project on cerebral palsy will on Saturday, 4th March organise a free therapy session for children with cerebral palsy.

The programme dubbed: Community Clinic, is also meant to provide a platform for parents with children who have cerebral palsy to network and share ideas while learning some basic therapy skills to practise with their children at home.

Ms Amanda Budge, Head of Multikids Foundation, said her organisation wants to reach out to the huge numbers of children with cerebral Palsy who do not have access to any form of therapy.

The Free therapy sessions held every three months for parents with children who have cerebral palsy is to ensure that parents at least learn some skills to enable them practice therapy consistently at home.

Multikids Foundation also have weekly paid therapy sessions for parents , Ms Budge said and explained that proceeds from the paid therapy sessions goes to support the feeding of children at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Initiator of the Special Mothers Project commended Multikids Foundation for the collaboration, saying, “They are helping to bring hope to many parents with children who have cerebral palsy who might have lost hope.

She urged parents with children who have cerebral palsy to use the opportunity to learn basic therapy skills that could be practice at home with their children.

The programme will bring together physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapist and a dietician to answer questions that parents may have concerning managing their children with cerebral palsy at home.

The therapy session which will be held at the premises of Multikids Inclusive Academy at East Legon will start from 0900 and end at noon.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really delighted about so much skill and goodwill!
    Sincerely: my deepest respect and admiration for your work!