Association for Disabled Children in Senegal

Association Pour Enfants Handicapés au Sénégal (APEHS) is an association that aims to promote specific and individualised support for young people with physical, mental and deafness in Senegal.

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Association Pour Enfants Handicapés au Sénégal (APEHS) is an association that aims to promote specific and individualized support for young people with physical, mental and deafness in Senegal. Education and additional educational support are provided to children and young people at the Coeur Bleu center located in Ouakam, Dakar. The association APEHS also supports the families of these children and advocates for real recognition of disability in society and also advocating for inclusion for those who are affected.

  • TodayNow Closed
  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Volunteers support members of the APEHS association by leading the activities of the “Blue Heart” center for children with mental disabilities:

  • Participate in the life of the center including the animation of educational workshops, fun activities and professional training with young people welcomed
  • Meetings with families in the municipality to identify mental disability situations and promote the orientation of children to appropriate structures
  • Animation of sensitization workshops with people from the local community for the recognition of the mental handicap and the insertion of the people who are affected
  • Creation of communication tools and promotion of the association APEHS via social networks and the organization of events
 

Training: No specific training is required, diversity and complementarity of profiles will add to the success of the mission. Nevertheless, training in the area of ​​personal assistance or special education is valuable.  Past experiences in contact with people with disabilities is a plus to more efficiently adapt to the communities needs.

Languages: French recommended.

Required qualities :

  • Sensitivity to disability issues
  • Sensitivity to animation activities with children
  • Resilience and adaptation capacity to different living conditions

 

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