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Welcome to Cerebral Palsy Africa

Cerebral Palsy Africa works with all who strive to enable children with cerebral palsy to reach their potential.

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Many children in Africa have cerebral palsy and, in African countries, there are physiotherapists or community workers to treat them but they lack specialist expertise.

There are very few therapists as a proportion of the population. Those few with specialist training, must be able to pass on their knowledge and skills to others, such as community workers, who can support families in the day to day rehabilitation of the children.

So CPA runs short training courses to start specialist training. We then offer longer, internationally recognised courses in Bobath/NDT so that there is an opportunity for each country to become self-sufficient in training.

In addition, the Paper Furniture Social Enterprise operates as a separate entity within Cerebral Palsy Africa. Using recycled paper and cardboard enables specialist furniture for children with cerebral palsy to be constructed at affordable cost.

CPA's 10th Anniversary

In November 2015, Cerebral Palsy Africa marked its tenth anniversary. In the ten years since its foundation, the charity has demonstrated that its model of initially providing training for those working with children with CP coupled with training trainers to continue that work is an effective way to create sustainable support for the CP community.

To mark the 10th anniversary, Cerebral Palsy Africa has produced this booklet (in pdf form) recording the experiences of a number of our volunteers.

Latest Newsletter

Our most recent newsletter covering our activities can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here

"So much we hear about Africa leaves us feeling down hearted but the work of Cerebral Palsy Africa gives us hope" Chair, University of the Third Age, Eyemouth

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Practical session of the course in Zambia

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