Integrated programme for the Handicapped and Needy Children (Small Homes Programme)

The Small Homes Programme was initiated by the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) in 1980, as a result of a feasibility study on disability in the Diocese.

It was noted that there were many handicapped children who hailed from poor families and were denied basic rights of healthcare, education, love and a sense of belonging.

In addition, due to the cultural attitudes in which disability is viewed as a curse, these children were discriminated against, and hence did not have an opportunity for self-development.

OBJECTIVES

To improve the quality of life of the people with disabilities, by empowering them with skills for self reliance

TARGET GROUP

The children and other persons with disabilities

ACTIVITIES

  • Managing Small Homes (institutions where children with disabilities reside during school term, to enable them access education).
  • Community based rehabilitation

Corrective surgery and provision of assistive devices.