About the Project
For 30 years A Better World has provided surgery, rehabilitation services, and infrastructure support for children with disabilities.
This new facility will enlarge and upgrade the Kendu Adventist Hospital physiotherapy department to meet the needs of patients at the hospital and the orthopedic surgical program. In addition, it will provide space for occupational therapy and an outpatient pediatric program to expand the scope and reach of rehabilitation services to the community. As a centre of excellence for pediatric care, families of children with disabilities will be able to receive early intervention and ongoing rehabilitation to maximize independence.
About Dr. Ken Hill
When A Better World was launched in 1990, the organization was blessed with the dedication and commitment of Ken Hill. Recently retired as an Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, Ken volunteered to provide rehabilitation training and assess the needs of children with disabilities in Kendu Bay, Kenya. Through this initiation he established the ABW Surgery and Rehab program that has brought mobility to more than 10,000 children in Kenya. Ken and his wife Hazel visited the project site for over 10 years and spent a year in Kendu Bay to ensure the program’s success. During this time he established a vibrant Community-Based Rehabilitation program in partnership with local communities and government agencies. For his tireless volunteer work Dalhousie University awarded him an honorary doctoral degree (LLD) in 2002. His dedication and passion helped expand the work of A Better World and, on this 30th Anniversary of A Better World (2020), the family and friends of Ken and Hazel Hill have chosen to remember him with a new facility for rehabilitation “The Professor Hill Rehabilitation Centre” at Kendu Adventist Hospital. Ken passed away on December 17, 2017.
Location: Kendu Bay, Kenya
Start Date: July 2020
Project Manager: Brian Leavitt
The Hill Family in Memory of Ken Hill
Roger and Mona Walls
The Estate of A. Norman and
Frances Jean How