The Hambisela training program has successfully taken place in the Kara physical rehabilitation department, with the support of a physiotherapist from the “Centre National d’Appareillage Orthopédique” (CNAO) and the SFD disability officer. This training is designed to help parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy better understand this health condition, and provide better care to children. The objective is to empower families and their community, and eventually make them feel more comfortable keeping their child within their community, obtaining better therapeutic results, and dealing with stigmatization.
37 parents took part in the four-day training session, which was held for the second time in Togo. Given its positive outcome, it will be extended to additional centers in 2017.
The Hambisela project was initiated in 2005 by the Cerebral Palsy Association (Easter Cape, South Africa), to develop and promote excellence in therapy for cerebral palsy through community-based programmes. Hambisela is a Xhosa word which means “make progress”.