The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kenya established in 1958. We work through a network of 10 branches serving 37 counties in Kenya. Our mission is to Strengthen rehabilitation services and mainstream disability for empowerment of persons with different abilities, their families and the communities.
APDK works towards;
- Promoting access to rehabilitation services as close as possible through home based therapy and outreach plus programs
- Promoting attainment of maximum independence through manufacturing, fabrication and provision of Quality assistive and mobility devices
- Promoting inclusive education through training the community on disability, environmental and social barriers that hinder children with different abilities from attaining their maximum potential
- Empowering persons with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities through training them on entrepreneurship while offering some formal employment in our various programs and projects
What We Do
We have structured our activities and interventions using the WHO Community Based Rehabilitation Strategy (CBR) which involves addressing issues affecting persons with disabilities as right and not a need. The CBR Strategy is a matrix that focuses on five components Health, Education, Livelihood, Social and Empowerment.
APDK has been in the forefront and setting the pace in ensuring that children and adult with different ability attain maximum independence through fabrication of custom-made assistive devices. Our wheelchair services are offered through the WHO guidelines that require a professional to prescribe the wheelchair thus ensuring custom made wheelchairs suitable for the prevailing condition and terrain. These products are fabricated by professional orthopedic technologists assisted by experienced artisans in our workshops.
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