Therapy centre for handicapped children
Meknes - Morocco
IT AIMS TO:
- Allow a better accessibility to healthcare
- Favoriser l’autonomie des enfants
- To help them overcome any kind of discrimination so that they can fully live in the society according to the respect of human rights.
IT IS INTENDED TO BE A PLACE:
- D’apprentissage et de formation pour les parents accompagnant leurs enfants afin de poursuivre les soins à la maison.
- D’encouragement, d’entraide et de solidarité
Word of the founder
« As we had helped develop many Children’s Therapy Centers in Morocco, we wanted to help the families in the “Old Medina” of Meknes. A great house in the medina became available. After doing many renovations to make the house safe and comfortable for the children and families we began to register families in the spring of 2007.
We were surprised at how many families quickly came and brought their young children who had a variety of physical challenges such as cerebral palsy. We started with Samira who was a great trainer of early intervention therapy and has done wonderful work for all of these years.
Nichan means to go « straight » in directions, Be an honest straightforward person. So we wanted to have a center with a « Nichan reputation » and lovingly seek to straighten (help the limbs of our dear children become more « Nichan »).
Parents were attracted to our center because of the « loving atmosphere », « priority on training parents for their work in the home with their child », « very low cost or donation » and « high quality work » centered on « play therapy » by our women who provide the therapy.
Bachir and Sofia have done excellent work at leading the center since the fall of 2010.
Nichan Center has been blessed by so many people involved and helping give financial donations to keep the charity going since 2006 ».
Avec compassion, engagement, persévérance et respect de la personne, les kinésithérapeutes Samira, Sanae, Souad, Naima et Fouzia, font de leur mieux pour apporter les soins nécessaires aux enfants, accompagnées de Majda et Jihan, personnel d’entretien. L’équipe est encadrée par Bachir et Sofia, responsables du centre.
Bachir and Sofia
Naima, Fouzia, Sanae, Samira, Souad, & Majda (from left to right, Jihan missing)