HAND MADE PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOME
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By Jolene Allen, Sep 1 2017 11:40AM
We really want to appreciate 'Operation Smile, Kenya' for their generous donation to the Orthotics and Cardboard Equipment dept of the Sanctuary!! Their donation is funding life changing orthotics and prosthetics and will continue to do so for quite some time! Also their support for the sanctuary artists has enabled us to buy new tools and explore new ways of fabricating our cardboard items.
We cannot thank them enough, so here are a few pictures that should do better than the thousand words we could write to appreciate what they have done...
Their work for children with cleft lift & cleft palate are so inspiring. http://www.operationsmile.org
By Jolene Allen, Sep 1 2017 11:37AM
Befrienders for Disability offer ongoing support the the Sanctuary year after year. This month we received something above and beyond - some funky ORFIT colours splinting material from them! This is just great and will go a long way in splinting many of our children! Night resting splints help to maintain hands in a good position and minimise deformity. Thanks to all in the Belfast team!
By Jolene Allen, Aug 29 2017 11:00PM
We had a great week with Northern Irish volunteers Kerry and Denise. They have become regulars with us here and are always a blessing to both the Sanctuary and church here.
Here they are on home visits in gorgeous Kenya #teaFields #SpecialDelivery #CardboardChairs
By Jolene Allen, Aug 20 2017 11:00PM
3d moulded wheelchair in progress... #JustPaper
By Jolene Allen, Aug 16 2017 11:00PM
It's been great having Dayna, Kayla, Hazel and Grace with us volunteering and generally being a help everywhere they go! It's been a precious time of fellowship and we have been encouraged and blessed by their coming. Thank you Deborah Rankin for organising that her mission team spend time with us too! May the Lord bless each of you as you travel today.
By Jolene Allen, Aug 12 2017 11:00PM
Our ladies working hard preparing this years Christmas range! Don't forget to buy our lovely paper crafts this Christmas to help fund the making of our cardboard equiment.
By Jolene Allen, Jul 31 2017 11:00PM
At the workshop we are alwasy progressing on new ideas and designs for our disability equipment. Here are some of our recent new designs:
Meet our space saving standing frame and chair in one. Still in trial (and error !) stages.. It's ideal for our clients who live in small homes. It has a removable footplate and ramped seat and lateral supports.
We have a new floor sitter which facilitates sitting with minimal support in the floor, with knees in extension. Also new tray for wheelchairs, as developed by a recent volunteer, Michael. A wobbling/ rocker floor sitter is underway for children with autism and attention defecit disorders. Few more to come, watch this space!
By Jolene Allen, Jul 30 2017 11:00PM
Last week we were training staff from United Disabled Persons of Laikipia County on cardboard equipment making and 3d vacuum moulding. These guys are brilliant wheelchair technicians and it's been very exciting to brainstorm ideas for putting personalised moulds into wheelchairs. Watch this space.. ! Thank you again to our Moneki for being our ever patient model. We are making him a moulded insert for his new wheelchair.
By Jolene Allen, Jul 26 2017 08:39PM
Thank you Tena for your visit to our staff and clients today educating us on incontinence, diapers and skin care. We really appreciate the talk and the donated goods and lovely food too! We've been blessed. We encourage our clients to use these high quality diapers for children of all ages and sizes, as we support local trade too.
By Jolene Allen, Jul 20 2017 08:00AM
Lovely day out in the back of beyond.... (Nairutia), delivering Walkabout wheelchairs to clients. One mum actually carries her 12 year old son for one hour to get to the roadside to then get two buses to come for weekly therapy. Inspired is not the word. What kind of love is that. I ask myself.