INDIVIDUAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
In Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, individual occupational therapy is provided twice a month, free of charge, at the Lutheran Hospital in Ambohibao. This service provides care for clients of various ages, and needs; including hand injuries, cerebral palsy, and learning difficulties.
Currently 5 individuals who cannot access the above service due to limited mobility, or lack of finance, are seen at their homes.
Individuals and teams join the project, on self-funded missions, to assist the work in Madagascar.
Therapists come in the capacity of consultants, giving treatment to individual clients, including consultations, home programs, and assistive devices.
Volunteers who are not trained therapists come to lighten the administration load, and run with therapeutic programs designed by therapists.
TRAINING COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION WORKERS
Training of CBR workers are done following a practical and workshop approach, which allows for maximum skills transfer. Training topics are chosen, taking their "in-field" needs in to account. Teachers and orphanage staff also benefit from various training opportunities.
TRAINING MALAGASY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
Training an equipping local therapists is one of our foundational philosophies, as therapy requires cultural insights and understanding. Currently a Malagasy Occupational Therapy Curriculum is in the process of being designed.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES
Children at local primary schools, pre-schools and children centers benefit from various therapeutic programmes, run by trained volunteers and staff. This addresses the need for intervention in the absence of enough qualified therapists.
ADAPTIVE DEVICES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Wooden seats and standing frames, walking frames and various splints are manufactured at small local businesses, to provide for the individualized needs of therapy clients.