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