Maria Omare – The Action Foundation
Grantee Name: Maria Omare
Project Name: The Action Foundation
Grant Location: Kibera, KENYA
Project Description: The Action Foundation (TAF) is working to support children and young people with disabilities in low resource communities to thrive. The organization is setting up a learning and resource centre for children with disabilities at their hub in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. The center will enable children with disabilities access early literacy, nutrition support, play and social interactions that will ease their transition to schools. The Action Foundation has impacted the lives of over 200 children in Kibera.
TAF’s newly constructed hub in Kibera aims to reach over 300 children with disabilities in Kibera and beyond within the first year of operation through therapy interventions, recreation activities and by advancing their literacy. In addition, the hub will create a safe space for girls with disabilities to learn about their sexuality, be mentored and gain life skills.