The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a charitable non-governmental organization promoting disability inclusion through empowering persons with disabilities in Kenya. APDK is the leading local manufacturer of appropriate wheelchairs in Kenya that are custom-made to fit the user’s medical condition and environment needs.
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, 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
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 adults with different abilities attain maximum independence through the 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 the 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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