Emily & Mercy teach at the school for disabled children- The devastating effects of poverty, disease and substance abuse result in large numbers of disabled children in Africa. These children have nowhere to go for school or childcare. This places a tremendous burden on the single mother who hopes to find work to survive. Many children are locked in their home for long periods in despairing circumstances. Go Near Ministry has recently opened Kenya Center for Disabled Children and provides a safe, nurturing educational environment plus a daily feeding program for children with disabilities in Gichie slums. Additionally, housing and salary is provided for our staff who are single, raising children of their own. Our goal is to duplicate this model in other slum areas to provide for more children who are left behind.
Mothers and children at the school for disabled children in the slums
Children with special needs