About Us

About Us

Furaha Day Care Centre houses children with cerebral palsy, autism and downsyndrome. Furaha offers quality day nursing care, play, meals, sensory integration and occupational therapy. Furaha relies on donations to facilitate the Centre daily programmes.

Our Mission

We strive to care for children and empower community with better knowledge, understanding of cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, dyslexia and to promote healthy and social living.

Our Vision

Eliminating stigma and discrimination, unlocking the locked children with disability to get a better living, improving the health and wellbeing of persons living with cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and dyslexia.

Our Objectives

  • To provide special needs' care and a loving, fun place for children with disabilities
  • To provide physiotherapy for the children and medical care
  • To provide counseling to the children, parents and community on a cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and dyslexic child.
  • To prepare the children for independence as they approach teen age.

Our Programmes

All children need food, love, health, play and education every day, yet many Kenyan children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and dyslexia are forgotten in our communities and families. Furaha Day Centre has realized the need of these discriminated and hidden children whom no one wants to be associated with. These children are not finding happiness like other normal children. So we are here to speak up for them, offer them love and health support that they need.

Location

Furaha Day Centre is situated in Meru County in the Republic of Kenya. This center is taking care for children during the day and the parents will be involved in the evening care so as to enrich their relationship in their families and for growth and development. It is situated in the locality where parents will be able to access easily and offer their love to the children. The center has clean facilities and environment that is conducive for the children support.

The Problem

Children are often neglected due to birth defects, resulting in poor health, malnutrition, and often are sexually abused too. Discrimination and stigma causes these children much psychological and emotional harm. Few organisations in Meru County help such young people and are not able to cater for every needy child.

Facilities

The center is equipped with special therapeutic room, physiotherapy section, counseling and psychotherapy room, classes, dining hall and other necessities. We want to build a permanent center on our own land with space for technical skills' training like vegetable gardens, carpentry workshop, tailoring/knitting, poultry keeping, bee keeping etc.

Management

The center is managed by a Director, Manager, and staff from the community. We welcome volunteers and university students to oversee the day to day activities of the center. We seek support from the County Government, local MPs, Women's Representatives, County Education Department, local business community and well-wishers for further help and assistance. We would also like to engage the Matatu Operators within Meru through their buses to assist us to freely transport the children to and from the Centre to their homes daily.

Our Team

Our dedicated team comprises of amazing individuals who become pillars in actualizing the childrens abilities.
Jadlyne Makena Krakus

Jadlyne Makena Krakus is a professional counselor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from...

Ruth Nyawira

Ruth Nyawira

Senior Champelone

Ruth is a trained caregiver with skills to feed, position and nurse children with...

Lynn Kaimuri

Lynn Kaimuri

Champelone

Lynn is a caregiver with artistic and spiritual skills.

Suzzy Kaari Ntonja

Suzzy Kaari Ntonja

Occupational Therapist

Suzzy is a trained O.T very well versed in child physical therapy,splint modification and...

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