Here at ReJenga, we see the value in everyone with disabilities. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2017, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our non-profit organization upon: support, empower, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
In 2007, Sukanya went back to her roots in Kenya and realized, that with modernization, people with disabilities in Kenya continue to struggle with the country's rehabilitation infrastructure. The only spinal cord hospital in Nairobi had only one doctor, 20 beds and one physical therapist. If you were a recent spinal cord injury, you might not get a chance to get a bed if in the city. But if you were in an accident in rural Kisii you would not even get any access to rehabilitation. Many hospital clinics are hours or even days away from rural villages – you would continue to be disabled or be bad omen to a family in rural Kenya.
In 2017, a group of like minded with the mindset to improve access to rehabilitation in rural communities, came together to address these challenges. Sukanya founded ReJenga, an organization committed to build community based and sustainable rehabilitation for rural poor.
ReJenga had the idea to recruit, train, equip, manage, and pay community members to provide rehabilitation and create rehab services to their neighbors.
Since those early days, we continue to partner and working the community level, on what levels to manage and assist in rural communities that have limited rehabilitation.
Around the world, one billion people lack access to healthcare because they live too far from a health facility. Today, we are committed bring rehabilitation at community clinics and remote communities by educating community health workers to bring regular rehabilitation health services to the people living far from care.