Who We Are
In July 2014, Total Rehab adopted a community-based rehabilitation approach in its operations. This is in line with the community-based rehabilitation guidelines for low-resource settings as provided for by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The idea behind this children's home was drawn from findings of a door-to-door campaign that was conducted by a group of special-needs professionals. These professionals included special teachers, occupational therapists, social workers and most importantly parents of affected children. The mission of the door-to-door campaign was to sensitize and create awareness among the general public on disability issues.
The finding reflected on high number of children who were hidden indoors, chained and others caged which was attributed to stigmatization, ignorance and poverty. The most affected children were those from the family below poverty level as they were severely malnourished and others abandoned in terms of medical checkup or health wise. There was also misinformation associated with the cause of their childrens disability which many related as a result of curse, witchcraft and bad omen and many others which lead to the mistreatment of many children as they felt unwanted by their families, communities and society at large.
Total Rehab has grown, with demand for services increasing every year. The Centre mainly relies on local churches, community well wishers and charity donations as the main source of revenue.
URLs related to our work:
- Facebook: Total Rehab Centre for Disabled Children
- YouTube: Community Service Group attending to the children
- The Idealist: My vision is to end a generation of suffering children in my community.
- Stanard Digital: One woman’s calling to serve needy children