CPA Scotland -> CPA with a Dutch board
CPA Scotland remains in operation for the fiscal year 2020/2021. In the meantime, the Dutch board will be gradually taking over all the responsibilities of the Scottish charity.
The link to the old official website
Cerebral Palsy Africa is a Dutch Charitable Incorporated Organisation working in numerous countries throughout Africa to improve the lives of children with cerebral palsy.
CPA works with all who strive to enable children with cerebral palsy to reach their potential. The aim is to allow children with cerebral palsy to be integrated into their communities and have access to education. We do this through raising awareness of the benefits of therapy and through conducting training programmes for physiotherapists or occupational therapists, community workers, teachers and parents to give them the knowledge and skills to be able to help the children function better in their everyday lives.
Local communities are beginning to realise that they can be a strong force to lobby government for education and more therapy for their children ...
Cerebral Palsy Africa train volunteer physiotherapists about how to pass on their knowledge and skills in the very different African cultures and situations ....
Low Cost Materials
Chairs and standing frames made from recycled cardboard are easily adapted and this can even be done in the child’s home ....
Access to Education
Cerebral Palsy Africa's main aim is to enable children with cerebral palsy to be integrated into their communities and have access to education ....
Children in Africa with Neurodevelopmental (ND)-related disabilities will achieve their potential and be a valued part of their community.
In order for children with ND-related disabilities to achieve their potential, Cerebral Palsy Africa will:
- Provide targeted specialist training.
- Facilitate key trainees in African countries to become competent trainers themselves.
- Capacitate trainers to become coaches for caregivers, focusing on Quality of Life and coping, both for caregivers and for their child living with an ND.
- Support trainers in setting up appropriate assistive equipment workshops.
- Raise awareness among stakeholders and policy makers about early identification, referral and intervention.
- To facilitate local and/or regional African ND-expert networks, working within the broader context of the ICF framework, and operating in line with the CBR/ CBID strategy.
- To provide management staff and other specialists with functional rehabilitation training (including a focus on appropriate assistive devices) on ND. Such training will also target, amongst others, therapists, teachers, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers and caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Read more: CPA Multi Annual Plan 2020 - 2022