Children in Africa with disabling impairments due to medical conditions achieve optimal physical, social and spiritual quality of life through action guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
BethanyKids is a compassionate Christian mission transforming the lives of African children with surgical conditions and disabilities through pediatric surgery, rehabilitation, public education, spiritual ministry, and training health professionals.
Founded in 2001, BethanyKids aims to increase surgical capacity for children in Africa through the Kenya-based training of national doctors from across Africa as pediatric surgeons and neurosurgeons, after which they provide surgical care to children in their home countries. Many families in Africa cannot afford the surgery needed to help their children live wholesome, contributing lives. BethanyKids offers both the medical skills and financial resources to allow such children to receive corrective surgery for their spina bifida, hydrocephalus, cleft lip, cleft palate, burns and other disabling conditions. Since 2004 more than 25,000 children have received needed surgery, with over 3,000 in 2017.
BethanyKids also operates a rehabilitation program at a residential school in Thika, Kenya for children with disabilities. More than 275 primary-aged students receive weekly therapy. giving them increased mobility, enhanced self-worth, and a greater capacity to learn.