Our work

We are a small, Canadian, grassroots organization working to support and empower children with disabilities (and their families) in the global south (“developing countries”). Founded in 2001, we have been working primarily in Peru for the last 17 years.

You can learn more about the needs and why we do what we do here.

Our work focuses on the following interconnected areas: the provision of assistive technologyAugmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) serviceseducation and awarenesshuman rights promotion; and support services.

Each year we provide specialized custom-fitted wheelchairs (as well as other devices) to over 50 children in need from the southern regions of Peru. We also hold over a dozen workshops for families, professionals and community members, in an effort to provide crucial information to those who need it, and to build connections between individuals and organizations. In addition, we provide ongoing support and assistance to dozens of families and organizations working with children with disabilities throughout southern Peru.

(We are currently redeveloping this website. Please check back soon for much more information about our work with children with disabilities in Peru. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page for recent photos and updates about our work. Thank-you for your patience!)

About us

Equip KIDS International is a grassroots, Canadian organization that is working to empower children with disabilities and their families in the global south (“developing countries”). Founded in 2001, we have been working with kids with disabilities in Peru for over 16 years.

 

(We are currently redeveloping this website. Please check back soon for much more information about our work with children with disabilities in Peru. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page for recent photos and updates about our work. Thank-you for your patience!)

Did you know?

There are currently over 200 million children with disabilities growing up in “developing countries” and more than 90% of these children don’t go to school and don’t have access to the basic tools and supports that they need to survive and thrive.