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Collaborative Impact: CorpsAfrica/Kenya and Walkabout Foundation Partnership

The partnership aimed to improve access to mobility devices for people with disabilities in underserved communities. The main goal was to provide well-fitted wheelchairs, along with training on their use, to empower and enable individuals with disabilities to lead more independent lives. All of this was done through an HCD and ABCD approach. 

Results: 120 individuals experienced improved mobility, independence, and dignity through access to wheelchairs and mobility aids. Participants became more engaged in their communities and pursued opportunities in education and employment that were previously unavailable to them.

Unique aspects of the project included:

  • Economic Empowerment: In collaboration with Walkabout Foundation, the project distributed goats to 44 households of people with disabilities. This not only increased their independence but also provided a source of income, reducing their reliance on caregivers.
  • Community Awareness and Education: The partnership prioritized community engagement and education, not just in distributing assistive devices but also in raising awareness and understanding about disabilities. This effort aimed to break down barriers and stigma, fostering a more inclusive and supportive community.
  • Long-Term Sustainability: The project focused on training and involving local stakeholders in the maintenance and repair of mobility devices. This approach ensures the sustainability of the initiative, as the community takes ownership and actively participates in its success over the long term.

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