About Us

Special Education Professionals (SEP) is an organization 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 selected rural areas.

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

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 organizational 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 amongst others beneficiaries, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s),
faith based organizations (FBO’s), community based organizations (CBO’s),
peer institutions, the Government of Kenya, as well as various development

SEP is
a non-profitable body. It was founded in 1990 and registered as a society in
Kenya in 2001. At 1st of
January 2018, SEP has 31 full members, 27 intern members and a staff of seven
employees and two volunteers from overseas. It is piloted by a part-time
volunteer director and a board composed by twelve members. Its 2017 turnover
was 11.6 Millions KSh. (= 97’000.- €).