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ABOUT AKF

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OUR HISTORY

AaronKFoundation Project was founded in 2015 by Senait Abraha, a mother of a child who’s been diagnosed with cerebral palsy since birth. Aaron was born in Eritrea and the lack of services for special needs children in Africa pushed Senait to travel to different parts of the world taking Aaron for his first diagnosis in China and different therapists, doctors, and anything she could find that offered hope for Aaron before finally settling down in California.

 

Senait founded AaronKfoundation with her team members initially for the purpose of collecting money to get Aaron to Intensive therapy, the result was achieved with a fundraiser event in March 2015: the Independence Journey.

After 14 years of struggle and focus on Aaron, Senait realized that Aaron lives in the best country in the world where a lot of services for special needs children are available. Aaron is happy and he works hard to be the best version of himself.

From that realization came a wider scope to provide support for special needs children in Africa, and to empower African Immigrants who struggle with language and cultural barriers in the Bay area to direct them to available resources that they need to care for their special needs children.

And that is how AaronKfoundation has come back with a greater vision of giving back to the community and with a plan of becoming a non-profit organization.

OUR MISSION

AaronKfoundation is dedicated to:

 

  • Creating projects that will support, educate, advocate, fight stigma, and empower already established local non-profit organizations in Eritrea that serve children with various neurological and developmental needs and their families.

  • We are dedicated to creating and providing network infrastructure for organizations that service special needs children in Africa and in the world, and to bring education and seminars on different topics that concern special needs children to Eritrea.

  • Raise funds annually and invest it in special needs children in Eritrea in a way that will improve their lifestyle so that they can be part of their community. We strive to provide children and families with hope by providing them with different goods to maximize their full developmental potential.

  • Assist African Immigrant parents of special needs, who struggle with cultural and language barriers, in the USA to find resources that are available around them in order to ensure a life without limits.

From Inspiration to Impact: Nurturing Hope in the Special Needs Community
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