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Allied Health Students Make a Difference in Kenya

Allied Health Students Make a Difference in Kenya

Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022

For a group of occupational and physical therapy students, a visit to Kenya opened their eyes to a different way of living and working. For some children with disabilities in Africa, the visit meant hope for more in life.

The group of students, a veteran occupational therapist from Tulsa, and faculty from the College of Allied Health, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences from both OU-Tulsa and the OU Health Sciences Center took a trip to Kenya as part of the Wheels Project. The goal of the project is to improve the lives of people with disabilities through work with wheelchairs in a developing country. The collaborative project works to evaluate wheelchair performance and usage in less-resourced areas. This research and data is then provided to wheelchair manufacturers who donate the devices.

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(Story from OU Tulsa)