|While programs for physical rehabilitation or
therapy are understood to be necessary, psychological and social
rehabilitation often go ignored, or under-funded. And yet both
are crucial to the recovery of skills and knowledges acquired
and developed prior to the injury, illness or trauma.
Our focus at Jika Foundation is on children and their families
who have experienced and survived burn injuries, rape, gang
violence, and other forms of physical and emotional trauma.
Children who do not receive appropriate and timely assistance
often fall prey to school absenteeism and illiteracy, gang
involvement, drug abuse, prostitution and suicide.
All of these horrific outcomes are preventable. We raise
funds to support centers and programs that focus on research
into, prevention of, and rehabilitation after severe injuries
and traumatic experiences - both physical and psychological.