WELCOME TO COMPASSIONATE HANDS!
A rehabilitation and rescue-centre for abandoned children living with disability. We're based in Ruai, Nairobi, Kenya. The centre currently comprises of three operational units:
HAVE YOU HEARD OF US BEFORE?
Compassionate Hands for the Disabled Foundation (CHDF) is a non-governmental organization that was started in 2008 as an outreach Centre in Korogocho slum, in Kenya for children with disabilities. These were orphans and other vulnerable children from extremely poor families abandoned or orphaned through HIV/AIDS. The centre now serves 94 children with special needs that range from mental to physical disabilities.
Every child we take is a success in their own right for having made it this far but we also like to highlight the stories of a few children who have defiantly broken the restraints of their disability.
Samuel, who suffers from Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida, was displaced during the 2007 post-election violence. He is currently in High School, working hard on his dream of becoming a Journalist.
SAMUEL MACHARIAFANTASTIC FOOTBALL COMMENTATOR
Mary was abandoned by the family at Mama Lucy Kibaki after a prolonged hospitalization. She suffers from brittle bones and cerebral palsy. Since she joined the home, she can now talk, sit and feed herself.
MARY SHAKIRACAN NOW FEED HERSELF
Brian comes from a particularly poor background, with 5 other immediate members of his family including his mother, being disabled. He is faring well in his studies at St.Lucy's School for the Blind, Meru.
BRIAN MBUGUAGOING TO CLASS TWO
YEARS IN EXISTENCE
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
KM FROM NAIROBI CBD
DON'T FORGET TO VISIT OUR SHOP
The home has several income-generating activities in place, with a view of building self-sustenance. Come have a look at some of the products we make.
LEAVE US A QUICK MESSAGE
Say hi. Ask how the kids are doing. Or whether we managed to get that greenhouse we wanted. Or even better, say that you're coming to visit.