SEP Training Programme 2018

SEP proposes training aiming at improving the living conditions for children with disabilities and their social environment.


Month Topic Facilitators For…
Fri. 23rd March Ergonomics: Workplace Health and Safety Tom Mutiso, physiotherapist

George Onoka, occupational therapist

Employers and employees
Sat. 28th April An open platform for siblings of children with disabilities Karolien Remmerie, occupational therapist

Trixie Pujol, psychologist

May Handwriting Teachers
June Diet Intervention Parents and caregivers
July How to Use your Voice Public Speakers
August Fussy Eaters Parents and caregivers
September SI – How does it affect your functionality Teachers
October IT Programs for Learning Teachers/Parents
November Tantrums Parents

Ergonomics: Workplace Health and Safety

Tom Nthiani, physiotherapist
George Onoka, occupational therapist

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Date: Friday 23rd March 2018, 9 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.

Venue: Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, Westlands (along Wayaki Way, opposite Safaricom building)

Fee: 5000.- KSh. incl. lunch and tea breaks
(Payment via M-Pesa, Paybill 919974, A/C 0455325994)

Reserve in advance: Before 16th March 2018 by phone 0733 267 869 or email
Contact person: Louisa Wangalwa

Human beings spend a third of their time at work and the health of one’s workforce directly impacts the productivity and well-being. So ergonomics is one of the most important aspects of our day to day activities. Whether you work at a desk or you have a job that requires manual handling, ergonomics are important steps to prevent injuries and make you efficient.

Special Education Professionals (SEP) has developed a training to take your safety and ergonomic awareness to the next level. It will provide you with useful and practical tools to prevent work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and other work related illnesses. The training will focus on identification of common signs of work related injuries and illnesses, their causes (e. g. poor posture) and techniques at workplace. It will also include demonstrations of good ergonomic principles and preventive adaptations.


Session Plan

  • Basic concepts of ergonomics
  • What are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
  • Recognize and understand the factors contributing to work related MSD
  • Common musculoskeletal injury risks
  • Early signs and symptoms
  • Strategies to reduce work related MSD
  • Use of ergonomic principles to improve the design of work stations
  • Understand worker capability and limitations
  • Applying ergonomic programs to increase productivity and profitability
  • Back safety
  • Fatigue management
  • Sedentary behaviour


About the facilitators
Tom Nthiani, BA. in physiotherapy from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), is a senior physiotherapist with 10 years experience. Currently he is a trainer at SEP and a critical care physiotherapist at Machakos level 5 Hospital. He is also a part-time lecturer at Kenya Medical Training College, Machakos Campus. Tom is registered with and licensed by the Physiotherapy Council of Kenya.
George Onoka, BSc. in occupational therapy from JKUAT, has 10 years experience working with people who have MSD. Currently he is a rehabilitation officer with Amref Health Africa and a trainer with SEP. He is registered with Kenya Occupational Therapists Association (KOTA) and has occupational therapy validation by Health Service Executive, Ireland.
Both trainers have significant knowledge and expertise in body mechanics and are experts at translating complex medical concepts into operational principles that can be applied in any work place.



Past training workshops

Exploring Teaching and Learning Strategies in the 21st Century

Dr John Onala, special needs consultant
Lilian Agesa, special needs teacher

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Date: Saturday 24th February 2018, 9 a. m. – 4:30 p. m.

Venue: Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, Westlands (along Wayaki Way, opposite Safaricom building)

Fee: 5000.- KSh. (Payment via M-Pesa, Paybill 919974, A/C 0455325994)

Reserve in advance: Before 16th February 2018 by phone 0733 267 869 or email
Contact person: Louisa Wangalwa

Teaching and learning has evolved a lot with continuous research and education. As teaching and learning becomes more complex with changing times, teachers, parents and caregivers are seeking new ways of addressing individual and group learning needs. They use different strategies including technology which is penetrating most aspects of learning and culture. Teachers appreciate the fact that learners are experiencing more challenges than before necessitating the need to rethink teaching and learning strategies.

This workshop focuses on identification of learning needs, styles and designating teaching strategies that addresses learners’ needs. The strategies also focuses on understanding and meeting the teachers’ needs which making teaching/learning interactive, engaging and recognises both the learner and educator as equal partners in education. Come learn with us to unleash your teaching and learning potential and you help learners exploit their potentials. BE A NO LIMIT, HAPPY AND MOTIVATED TEACHER.

About the facilitators
Dr John Ouma Onala (PhD early intervention for children with autistic spectrum disorder), is a leading consultant in education, developmental disabilities and biocelulla analysis at First Steps Interventions, and the chairperson of SEP.
Lilian Agesa is a trained special needs teacher (B.ED) with a minor in English and literature. She has taught early years and children with learning difficulties in the area of literacy since 2012. Believing in inclusive approaches to teaching, her passion in teaching literacy and numeracy to learners has seen her gain more interest in training other teachers and collaborating to make learning a worth experience to both teachers and students.




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