Therapy Equipment At
Sapling Trust Foundation
centre’s primary focus and object is to nurture
and add value to the lives of special needs
Trust Foundation’s all-embracing learning and
therapy centre for special needs children which is
situated off Links Road, Nyali received a generous
donation from Safaricom Foundation to purchase
three important sets of equipment.
is worthy to note that Sapling Trust
Foundation is one of the very few therapy
centres in Kenya to have such specialized
centre now has a pulley and cable columns
which is important for co-ordination,
balance and strengthening of muscles.
has the Vestibulator II which is a
modified swing system that is used to
provide Sensory Integration Therapy; this
is used on people with vestibular,
neurodevelopmental and sensory modulation
centre also purchased a specialized
trampoline which is used for bouncing and
helps children with Sensory Modulation
Disorders such as autism spectrum
disorders, to receive the required
sensation on the joints, especially the
knee joints, so that they are able to walk
without stumping their feet. Winnie Gitiha,
one of the trustees of the centre said,
“This is a welcome addition to the
existing equipment in our therapy
A modified swing system
that is used to provide Sensory
therapists and parents have already noted how the
new equipment is making a remarkable impact on the
children. We are extremely grateful to Safaricom
centre’s primary focus and object is to
care for, nuture and add value to the
lives of special needs children by
providing each child with a learning
programme tailor-made to the child’s
ability and providing a vast range of
therapies to assist the child’s
physique, growth, development skills,
motor skills, speech and overall
Foundation’s officers visited the centre
some months back and were impressed with
the centre’s facilities and high
standards and have pledged to continue to
support the centre.
centre also provides its facilities to
special needs children whose parents
cannot afford to pay for the facilities.
In such cases the trustees endeavour to
look for sponsors.
trustees strongly believe that each
special needs child has a right to receive
education, good quality therapy and care
irrespective of their family’s financial
background; otherwise their condition
would gradually deteriorate.
Trust Foundation is managed by five
trustees, namely Mr Peter Mburu, Mrs.
Winnie Gitiha, Mr. Iqbal Natha, Mrs.
Sabrina Natha and Mrs. Mona Doshi.
Foundation was set up in 2010 and has
qualified teachers and therapists.
therapy centre is also open to all members of
public requiring physiotherapy and occupational
are invited to the centre by way of prior
appointment: please contact Mrs Winnie Gitiha
Tel: 0720 898962 or Mrs Sabrina Natha Tel: 0722
713430 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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