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Gabriella Children,s Rehabilitation Centre is a non-governmental organization started in July 2009 to ensure that children with disabilities are identified early, properly assessed, and trained to become acceptable community members. What Do We Do? The centre consists of an integrated primary school for both disabled and non-disabled children, as well as full-time boarding for those who need it.The on-site occupational therapists and teachers assist children with autism and learning disabilities. They provide assessment, education and disability awareness to parents, teachers and the community at large.Thank you

WHAT DO WE DO?

Gabriella Children,s Rehabilitation Centre is a non-governmental
organization started in July 2009 to ensure that children with disabilities are identified
early, properly assessed, and trained to become acceptable community members.

WHO ARE WE?

The centre consists of an integrated primary school for both disabled and non-disabled children, as well as full-time boarding for those who need it.

The on-site occupational therapists and teachers assist children with autism and learning disabilities. They provide assessment, education and disability awareness to parents, teachers and the community at large.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and provide an environment that is conducive to youth and children with disabilities in Tanzania.Ensuring that they are assessed and identified properly so as to enable them to participate fully in community life.

Our Vision

Our vision is to live in a Tanzania where children and youth with disability can reach their full potential in daily life and enjoy equal opportunities, to actively and gainfully participate in the community..

Our PROGRAMS

Intensive therapeutic intervention

This program targets children with physical and mental disabilities ages 0- 14 with their caregivers by providing access to a neuropediatrician and therapy from one to three months. Training is also provided to the caregiver to continue with therapy at home. This aim at equipping caregivers with the knowledge and confidence to be able to properly handle their children. In this week caregive get off their busy schedule and able to concentrate on the child more understand their child and meet other parents






Integrated school: Montessori kindergarten

This Monday to Friday school programme is for children both with and without disabilities. The Montessori method uses a multi-sensory approach to information, providing effective education to students with and without learning disabilities. The integration of students creates a unique learning environment. Children with disabilities are given the opportunity to board at and be cared for when the need arise for a short time.




Special need class

Gabriella centre offer school programme for children who can not fit in regular class for short time in oder to understand their learning needs and ability. The programme aim at supporting children who are mostly misunderstood in regular class and end up been traumatized.. also this class are model for other to learn.





Assessment and school advice

School-aged children are assessed and their needs are addressed. The centre works with surrounding schools and special needs teachers to assist the children and monitor their progress. school assessment is done at our centre and also during our outreach visits.




Special class for children with autism.

Gabriella centre has special focus on children with autism. Understanding their need gabriella centre has special class with special need teachers and therapist which is designed to meet individual need. We provide unique way for children with autism to be able to utilize their skills and talents which most of time is not understood

Awareness Training

in the Aim of fighting stigma and realizing our vision.Gabriella centre has main focus on rising awareness about need and ability of peoplw with disability.

Gabriella has been leading fighting against stigma by working with other like minded organisation. we conduct workshop for parents, teachers, profesionals as well as community leaders. We organize and participate in 4 major events in rising awareness

1. International Kilimanjaro Marathon

2. World Autism awareness day

3. Africa Child

4. World day for People with disability

Outreach and home visits

Therapists and teachers conduct home visits to empower communities to realize their roles in supporting people with disabilities through conducting community awareness meetings and education sessions. The centre works with stakeholder such as churches,mosque,school and centres to allocate needed resources to people with disabilities. GABRIELLA has now extends the outreach to various areas in Kilimanjaro Arusha tannga and manyara regions, among many others!



Vocational & Skills Training

This program, mainly for children and youth with disabilities and those who came from marginalized environment , teaches individuals different vocational and life skills. The caregiver and child work with our team to set joint goal(s), and the team works with the student for three months, involving the caregiver during the first and last week. The participants board at and are cared for by the Gabriella Centre for short time.

1. Vocational skills includes – livestock keeping ie goat, chicken and rabbit

2. Gardening – vergetable, yellow fleshed potatoes etc

3. Cooking – cooking food and bites such as popcon and ground nuts

4. Tailoring – which focus on making tourist attractive products such as bags, hair band etc

5. Capentry – focus on making therapeutic equipment such as special seats, tables, walking aids which as sold for children with disability

6. Handcraft – this includes using masai beads to make different things like bracelaces, ear rings, neck laces etc

7. Drama,dancing and drumming – this focus on understand talents as well as building their confidence

8. Fashion show – this also aim at building confidence as well as talents on decent fashion shows

Quality Test

Therapists and teachers conduct home visits to empower communities to realize their roles in supporting people with disabilities through conducting community awareness meetings and education sessions. The centre works with ELCT-Northern dioceses, PHEDA, and mobility care to conduct a survey to allocate needed resources to people with disabilities. GABRIELLA now extend the outreach to ROMBO and Mto wa Mbu - Arusha.

HOW TO HELP

HOW CAN YOU HELP

The centre consists of an integrated primary school for both disabled and non-disabled children, as well as full-time boarding for those who need it.

Make a Donation
Volunteer with Us
Support a Child
Tackle a challenge/ climb with Purpose
help with a Fundraising

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Team

Our team structure enables you to grow as a professional.

Brenda Shuma

Executive Director

Nimwindael Mdee

assistant director and occupational therapist

Emanuel

therapy assistant

AHABU

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

News And Events

Gabriella Children,s Rehabilitation Centre is a non-governmental
organization started in July 2009

Gabriella,s sweet potato, to fight poverty

To battle the stigma and prejudice against ,Special groups,, including people with disabilities in Africa and in particular children with Autism, the Gabriella Children Rehabilitation Centre (GCRC) has introduced a new sweet potato and horticulture project,

Learn More

African Child Day

Gabriella centre participated in the plannng and participation of the African child,s day ceremonies in Moshi. Where our children perfomed a drama to talk of their rights.

REQUEST SERVICE

Anyone may request services on behalf of a child or youth, therefore we have created this electronic request form for your convenience.

If you are requesting service on behalf of child or youth and are not the legal guardian we would appreciate it if you would let the guardian of the child or youth know

To apply Click the REQUEST SERVICE button

REQUEST SERVICE

DONATE

The Gabriella Children,s Rehabilitation Centre is partly funded by Go Campaign. Reach For Change & Tigo, YES Kilimanjaro, CAPDA and individual donation.


our current need/wish list

1. support for scholastic material for children who come at the centre

2. support for transport for each child or youth cost about 120 usd for transport

3. support for uniform for children

4. I Pad for autism class

5. Salaries for therapists, special need teachers, matrons

Due to the demand we are expanding our service to have a more sufficient centre. We have identified the land many thanks to YES Kilimanjaro and GO campaign who have already shown interest in fundraising and to YES Kilimanjaro who have started by supporting in buying 5 ecra land.

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You can get involved by supporting individual child to get an opportunity to attend therapy at Gabriella, by paying their stay, equipment for therapy etc

For more information and to get involved, contact:

Brenda Shuma

brenda@gabriellarehab.org

gabriellacentre@hotmail.com

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Contact Us

For more information and to get involved, kindly contact us.

Contact Info

Gabriella Children’s Rehabilitation Centre
P.O. Box 9626, Sambarai Kibosho Road
Tanzania
Phone: +255 (0) 713456727 or( 0)766559968 Email: gabriellacentre@hotmail.com Website: www.gabriellarehab.org