As physiotherapist, I have been visiting Ghana almost every year since 2015. I visit ‘PCC Hand in Hand’, which we would classify as an institution for children, teenagers and young adults with mental disabilities. The purpose of my visits is to train mentors in the program and to set up individual practice programs. Next to that, I try to adjust as many medical aids, individually, as possible. During my visits I also see many children from surrounding villages.
“The outreach program supports parents, so that they can continue to take care of their children who have a disability.”
There’s approximately 100 people with a disability living at the institution. They also do many outreach programs in the surrounding areas. The purpose of the outreach programs is to support parents, so that they can continue to take care of their children who have a disability. The outreach team achieves this by educating the parents and the rest of the village about the handicap, offering specific advice and if necessary, provide the needed medical aids.