CREATING AWARENESS AND ADVOCATING FOR INCLUSION
Chadron’s Hope Foundation understands the magnitude of the problem regarding how much of Tanzania’s society views parents of children with disability. The Foundation hopes that by creating awareness and advocating for inclusion, the environment of people living with disabilities in Tanzania will improve.
PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS
Chadron’s Hope Foundation provides a range of therapeutic services, including occupational therapy, music and art therapy, and aqua therapy. These programs are specifically customized to promote the growth and development of children. Moreover, they are thoughtfully designed to uncover and nurture talents, enabling children with disabilities to acquire vital skills and flourish in various aspects of their lives, including future employment opportunities.
Chadron’s Hope Foundation conducts outreach programs for families of children with disabilities. The aim of these programs is to learn about the challenges faced by such families and to address them through the foundation’s capabilities. Our outreach programs are also an opportunity to encourage parents to not hide their children, seek proper support, and ensure that no child is left behind because of his or her disability
We understand how overwhelming finding reliable information can be so providing educational resources to our families and the community is an essential role of CHF. Additionally, it can be almost impossible to find resources in Kiswahili or African centric so we are dedicated to building out more of these much needed resources.
Our chairperson, Elly Kitaly, was featured on a BBC World Service documentary called Don’t Hide My Son. Don’t Hide My Son aimed to create greater awareness around the misconceptions and false myths that lead to parents of children with Down syndrome being accused of witchcraft and of being cursed.