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Creating a Safe Space for Disabled Children: Kenya
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Kenya, Africa. In 2015, pediatrician Kumon Kazuko opened a learning and rehabilitation center for children with severe disabilities. She wanted to support such children and their families by providing them with a safe space. Discrimination and social stigma against disabilities are deep-rooted in Kenya, and mothers with disabled children are isolated from society, often facing domestic violence and divorce. Specialist medical equipment and facilities are rare. Kumon and her team are working to change the situation by providing care to children and their families, as well as raising social awareness.