The Kal Center for Special Needs (KCSN) is a nonprofit organization and licensed “Ethiopian Residents Charity” (registration #3381) based in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Formally established in early 2015, KCSN is committed to promoting the development and overall welfare of the differently-abled in Ethiopia, currently with a special focus on Deafness.

Overall, KCSN strives to uplift and positively impact the lives of children and adults with special needs, including those with:

  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Intellectual challenges
  • Emotional & behavior disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical challenges
  • Neurological & development challenges
  • Biological and familial drug & alcohol problems
  • Disadvantaged socioeconomic situations (extreme poverty, orphaned, “street children”, child laborers, etc.)