HealthProm

Better care for disabled children in Georgia

This project aims to improve the quality of life of severely disabled children in Tbilisi, Georgia by strengthening the training of professionals who care for them at home, including Psychologists, Occupational and Speech Therapists. This will be done by developing a specialist training programme.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100459)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£2,500

Donations

20

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Evidence shows that children with severe disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable groups in the world, and are still frequently excluded from societies. In Georgia, cultural stigma towards disability persists, often leaving children and families isolated at home. In Tbilisi, many families rely on home-based care provided by HealthProm’s partner charity, First Step Georgia. First Step Georgia needs additional training for its professional teams which HealthProm has the expertise to provide.

Solution

Our project will develop the capacity and specialist skills of professionals providing home-based care to severely disabled children in Tbilisi. Working in partnership with local charity First Step Georgia, this will be achieved through designing and implementing customised trainings to strengthen skills in areas already identified through a local needs assessment. These include speech therapy and alternative communication methods, sensory processing disorders and support methods for parents.