On Saturday 6th October 2018, we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day. Although Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, it is widely misunderstood.
Through World Cerebral Palsy Day, we have the opportunity to raise awareness of Cerebral Palsy (CP) in our communities and assist others to look beyond the disability by wearing Green on the day – the official colour of CP.
Malamulele Onward, a non-governmental organization established in 2006 that provides rehabilitation services to children affected by CP in remote and rural areas.
They also provide training to support caregivers and parents of children affected. Their team consists of therapists, parents of children with CP and community caregivers and contribute in tackling the current challenges faced by children with CP and their families.
More than just an awareness day, Malamulele Onward is taking this as an opportunity to:
- Create a powerful voice for those with Cerebral Palsy to change their world
- Act as a catalyst for social change and education campaigns that create solutions to challenges that are being faced
- Celebrate and express pride in the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy and the people that support them
- Connect organisations across the globe so they are better equipped to meet the needs of those with Cerebral Palsy
Ayathaba lives with Cerebral Palsy and cannot bear weight on her legs and sometimes is unable to stay in an upright position.
Malamulele Onward believes that every child with Cerebral Palsy, irrespective of their age or location, has the potential for change and the right to the kind of rehabilitation therapy and equipment which will make a difference to the quality of their lives. Join Malamulele Onward in celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on Saturday 6th October by wearing Green on the day – the official colour of Cerebral Palsy.
While Malamulele Onward has witnessed the devastating consequences experienced by children and families with little or no access to therapy and supportive equipment, they have also seen firsthand what can be achieved by children with Cerebral Palsy, given the right conditions.
These two parent facilitators have been trained by Malamulele Onwards to provide the necessary support to families or children in the village. Join Malamulele Onward in celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on Saturday 6th October bywearing Green on the day – the official colour of Cerebral Palsy.
Malamulele Onward, an NGO established in 2006 that provides training and therapy services to children affected by Cerebral Palsy,has identified that children with Cerebral Palsy living in deeply rural areas have less access to therapy.
They believe that ALL children with Cerebral Palsy, irrespective of where they live or financial circumstances, deserve no less than what any child, in any context, is entitled to – a supportive and loving environment. Join Malamulele Onward in celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on Saturday 6th October by wearing Green on the day – the official colour of Cerebral Palsy.
Because of the complexity and challenging nature of the condition, it is very difficult raising a child with Cerebral Palsy. With the support of Malamulele Onward, parent facilitators are trained to help therapists at hospitals with stretching techniques and when on home visits to ensure that families are able to make CP a way of life.
The support from these parent facilitators make a real and meaningful difference to the quality of their lives, as well as the lives of their caregivers. Join Malamulele Onward in celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on Saturday 6th October by wearing Green on the day – the official colour of Cerebral Palsy.