“so often children and adults with disabilities have incredible potential to improve their quality of life, they just need some assistance to get there”
Partnership Projects builds hope and develops capacity by working together with existing institutions, community projects and local NGOs who are providing care for children and adults with illness and disabilities. Activities include basic rehabilitation services and training for caregivers and community members.
Through rehabilitation using Occupational Therapy those with disabilities are able to live up to their full potential that is often overlooked. Often, people cannot see the possibilities that are available to them – like walking again or walking independently.
Occupational therapists help people in different stages of life to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
- Teaching new skills (physical, cognitive, behavioural or emotional).
- Adapting or modifying the task or the home/work environment.
- Educating parents and families.
- Providing adaptive equipment for greater independence.
Operation Mercy partnership projects works together with existing institutions, community projects and local NGO’s to give hope and increase capacity amongst the people that they work with.
There is a real need for local care givers and community members to be trained to properly care for those with disabilities at home.
There is also the opportunity and need to give hope and encouragement to those in hospital and other institutions. Operation Mercy workers are visiting children and adults with disabilities in their homes and providing basic rehab and rehab training for caregivers and community members. Occupational Therapy services in Kazakhstan are non-existent. Training and partnering with those that work with people with disabilities is an effective way to get better care to those who need it.
Operation Mercy also partners with a local children’s hospital and runs a program with the children and their parents in the oncology ward regularly. The program involves an activity, story and gift for the child giving hope to those who need it.
Operation Mercy Partnership Projects builds hope and develops capacity by working together with existing institutions, community projects and local NGOs who are providing care for children and adults with illness and disabilities.
Activities include basic rehabilitation services and rehabilitation training for caregivers and community members as well as children’s oncology ward visitation.