ASFA Physio – future 


Future hopes…

Make a Difference 4 Africa plans to build a dedicated residential building at ASFA where disabled children can stay, with carers, for short-term inpatient treatment.

The current inpatient room is extremely cramped. We want to build a separate building that comprises:

  • approximately 15 paediatric inpatient beds
  • accommodation for carers
  • dedicated space for physio play therapy
  • 2 inpatient treatment rooms
  • 2 outpatient consultation rooms
  • bathing/toilet facilities
  • kitchen 
  • toilets 
  • bathroom
  • laundry

Already, the lives of many children have improved immeasurably as a result of the intervention and physiotherapy treatment received at ASFA.  With a properly staffed, dedicated facility this number can increase and can help participants become more active and skilled members of their family and broader community. Negative stereotypes of people with disability are changing in Rwanda. We want to work with the inspiring local team to help them deliver this incredible project and then replicate the model in other areas of Rwanda.

Please click here to see a short film about where we plan to build.


Kate & Diogene



The results

Hydraulic hospital beds

Shoes & specialist Piedro walking boots


Medical books

ASFA Physiotherapy Centre in numbers

We shipped (or lugged!) a total of 1,600kg of physiotherapy equipment including…

  • 250 pairs of shoes and specialist Piedro walking boots
  • 250 pairs of socks
  • 70 medical books (in collaboration with Book Aid International)
  • 65 walking sticks and metal crutches
  • 40 pairs of arm/leg gaiters
  • 35 metal walking frames
  • 20 postural wedges and supports
  • 22 boxes of plaster of paris (POP)
  • 15 postural management chairs
  • 20 wheelchairs
  • 10 hydraulic hospital beds
  • 2 hydraulic physiotherapy treatment couches
  • 10 leather helmets
  • 10 standing frames
  • 7 plastic floor mats
  • 4 toilet and washing chairs
  • 4 pushchairs
  • 4 bean bags
  • 2 wooden climbing frames for muscle development
  • 2 sleeping management systems
  • 1 interferential therapy machine
  • 1 filing cabinet

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