Kenya...where we're training Africa's FIRST BCBA to be trained in and working in Africa!
The Global Autism Project began a partnership with Kaizora Consultants in Nairobi, Kenya in 2010 and has been working to expand and improve the quality of ABA services ever since. Pooja Panesar, founder of Kaizora, has been working in conjunction with Global Autism Project and The University of Massachusetts Boston to become the first Board Certified Behavior Analyst trained in and working in Africa.
In country training and weekly supervision has allowed Pooja to expand her skill set as well as train the education professionals working in her school. After recently switching from an hourly to a full day program, students at Kaizora are now able to have a structured schedule of reinforced behaviors and consistent learning opportunities throughout their school day.
Our collaboration with UMass Boston has directly impacted the quality of services offered in Kenya through Kaizora and Ms. Panesar through the online certification scholarship provided. We hope to implement scholarship programs like this in other countries soon to see more BCBAs worldwide working for children with autism globally.