Out of 6 million people, there are at least 400,000 people with disabilities in Dar es Salaam, the largest Tanzanian metropolis. In the populous suburb of Kawe, where the burden of care falls exclusively on mothers two-thirds of the time, children with disabilities live segregated at home, deprived of all rights or discriminated against in special classes. The fight against their social exclusion cannot go without medical and health rehabilitation.
This is precisely why, in 2017, we wanted to start a rehabilitation center equipped with a gym, medical offices, offices and training rooms to provide concrete and qualified answers every day (kila siku in Swahili). Since its opening, the Rehabilitation Center A. Verna Kila Siku has seen 507 children with disabilities registered.