The Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy has donated a Tailor made chair to 10 years old Fredericka who has cerebral palsy
The Appropriate Paper Technology (APT) Chair was given to Fredericka who has developed sclerosis and developing contractures due to poor posturing
APT equipment are made of paper and cardboard to help children with cerebral palsy with therapy
|Fredericka trying her APT Chair|
Ms Mabel Asare Mother of Fredericka who expressed gratitude on receiving the chair said: “I am no longer able to go for physiotherapy services; I have had two other children in addition to Fredericka, so I am forced to stay home. I can’t go out.”
Mabel expressed wishes for a community based rehabilitation centre where she could take her child or even a home based service at very affordable fee.
Mabel, a member of the Special Mothers Project said she felt privileged when Mr Kenneth Nangai, a Ugandan based physiotherapist visited Ghana as part of the Support Tools Enabling Parents (STEP) programme and visited her at home to give advise concerning her child.
Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Executive Director of the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy said the project is advocating the training of mothers as para-professionals to enable them manage their children with cerebral palsy effectively.
“Many mothers are no longer able to afford physiotherapy services at the hospital, many continue to lose hope in seeking help for their children with cerebral palsy,” she added