WE offer a varIETY OF SERVICES
Established in 1973, the Home provides a variety of services through its Clinic, the Orthopedic Workshop, the Home Wards, Surgery Unit, the Community-based Rehabilitation Program, and its School and Handcraft Units.
The Home Clinic
The Clinic assesses, identifies, and follows up on the children to develop a rehabilitation plan tailored to each child's specific needs. Within the clinic is the physiotherapy unit where the children are exposed to different forms of physical therapy and parents are taught to perform the exercises at home since patients come from all over Sudan.
tHE oRTHOPEDIC wORKSHOP
The workshop is a unique facility that produces a variety of tools for children with mobile disabilities. These include splints, medical shoes, wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and specialized seats. After receiving a doctor's order, children will go through the processes of having a special cast made to best fit their body sizes. Afterwards, the children will be fitted every 3 months to continually make sure that the medical equipment fits properly.
The School Unit
Seeing as the center is unique in its kind in Sudan, many children and their families travel from all over the country to receive treatment. The constant traveling, though, causes a rupture in the students’ education, and they are unable to catch up with their peers. Thus, the school unit was developed as a way to keep patients on par with their peers and make sure that treatments don’t get in the way of education. Beyond just academics, the school also focuses on the arts and crafts. In a nation where the rights of those with disabilities aren’t fully recognized, the patients look for ways to make their abilities stand out, whether that be through their musical group that’s toured the country, their jewelry sold at bazaars, or their participation in the 2018 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.
Many of the patients living within the center have become teachers within the school unit as well as ambassadors for the center. They travel all over Sudan to provide awareness training to families with disabilities as well as to try and eliminate the stigma surrounding disabled people in the nation.
Unfortunately, however, the center lacks adequate funding to keep the facility running at full capacity. In fact, over the past few months, the school has not been able to keep running due to a lack of books, and the arts and crafts department has been unable to purchase beads and fabric necessary to produce jewelry and other materials sold at bazaars.
Khartoum Cheshire Home