About Us

Special Education Professionals (SEP) is an organisation of therapists and special needs teachers working with children with disabilities. SEP works in a multidisciplinary team, applying a transdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the family, with parents becoming key partners for the intervention for their child. SEP operates in Nairobi and rural areas currently in 9 Counties.

SEP is unique, as its members work with education and healthcare professionals from all over the world, learning from other views and approaches, while striving for a common goal. The professions represented within SEP are special needs education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and psychology.

SEP’s core competencies are:

    –  transdisciplinary approach practiced by a multidisciplinary team to provide a holistic service

    –  high quality performance and initiative to improve the lives of children with disabilities and their families

    –  empowerment of communities

    –  tailoring and delivering high-level training to diverse audiences

    –  deep commitment to work across organisational boundaries

    –  emphasis on teamwork and encouragement of cooperation, collaboration and partnership

    –  existing trust and shared values among staff and volunteers

    –  dynamism and flexibility to adjust to changing environments

SEP’s programmes and activities are run in collaboration with various actors. Such stakeholders include non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), faith based organisations (FBO’s), community based organisations (CBO’s), peer institutions, the Government of Kenya, as well as various development partners.

SEP is a non-profit body. It was founded in 1990 and registered as a society in Kenya in 2001. Every year, SEP has an average of 33 full members and 35 intern members.  SEP has started 2021 with eight employees. It is piloted by a part-time volunteer director and a board composed by twelve members. 

Past and present counties where SEP operates

Project areas around Nairobi