My name is Esther Ntarangwi, I am from Kenya, born and brought up in Meru county but currently living in Nairobi county, the capital city of Kenya.
I am married and blessed with 3kids. My passion is to advocate for persons afflicted by Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a condition not a mental sickness, curse or witchcraft has people persive it. It can't worsen but the condition can be managed by giving the affected adults or kids therapy and those who get convulsions to get the right medication for preventing them. Cerebral palsy comes with various challenges. And they have to be managed.
Parents to kids teamed up and started a charitable organisation called Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya for them to be able to help their kids and for other parents who had the same issue. The centre is located in Donholm estate in Nairobi. I'm a parent there and also a Board Member. My son is seven years and in grade one. It is a tough journey to have a kid afflicted by Cerebral Palsy. But I thank God for his blessings upon him.
My achievement and greatest happiness will be to see, adults and kids afflicted by Cerebral Palsy are able to get Better Education, excellent health care, equal employment opportunities and any other human rights entitled to other abled persons.
We empower parents to start their small entrepreneur projects, table banking, teaching them livelyhood skills like soap making, cooking, knitting, bead work and other related art works.
Also in areas where the kids have grown and it becomes hard to be brought to the center for therapy, we offer outreach therapy where the therapist can reach their homes by use of motorcycle. Therapy is very important to anyone afflicted by Cp.
My future vision is to see adults and kids afflicted by CP are free from victimization and stigma.