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This is a new project that we would like to make available to our mentally and physically disabled children. Many of these special needs children have speech impediments and other severe challenges, which are largely associated with past traumas.

In order to help these children to reach their potential, the Children’s Homes would like to provide an equestrian centre for them and other underpriviledged children in the community.

“Equine Facilitated Learning is all about cognitive and communication skills, and the enhancement of self esteem, confidence and self awareness”

Benefits of Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) are:

  • Cognitive activity
  • Sensory integration
  • Muscle tone
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Co-ordination
  • Physical stamina
  • Posture
  • Independence and social skills
  • Emotional stability
  • Self esteem
  • Vocalisation and speech

Click here for the MDDC Brochure for more information >>