The organisations behind World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017 have awarded us a Major Award for Public Awareness.
Our film drama keeps on going from success to success and it is wonderful to know that all our hard work and collaboration with partners in Kenya, the UK and other countries is paying off.
This is great news for us as a small volunteer-led charity and we hope this will lead to more interest in distribution across other countries in Africa.
To find out more about the film and the award click on the image below.
Our local distribution team, Salome and Lennox, have now completed a month long tour screening our latest drama production, ‘Lisilojulikana (The Unknown)’, across the Samburu region of Kenya carrying out 15 screenings to various community groups and reaching over 1700 people. Lisilojulikana is a drama which challenges the stigma and myths surrounding the children who suffer from cerebral palsy.
Salome, who works for the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), reported that the trip was extremely positive with lots of people coming forward after the screening to talk to her about support and help for their disabled relative. On one occassion, an elderly lady got very emotional during one of the screenings. Salome discovered that she was caring for her disabled grandson after the mother had run away. Salome took the grandmother to the National Council and insisted that they register the grandson. A few days later the man from the National Council called Salome to say that he had been registered for school along with several other children and adults. Salome believes the film is helping in many ways as it informs people that children with disability can also learn, it challenges peoples’ idea of disability as a curse, it helps people with disability to gain acceptance and it informs people about the therapy and support available to them. Salome says there is still a long, long way to go however already she feels she has accomplished a lot and is very keen to conduct further screening tours across the country.