The MOVE Foundation for Children with Cerebral Palsy is a non-profit organization, registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity in the Arab Republic of Egypt. The MOVE Center is one of the most significant initiatives of the organization - focusing on improving the health and nutritional services targeting disabled children. The centre went operational in Egypt in 2004, and seeks to scale up the lives of the 250,000 children suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Egypt, according to the United Nations. Although Cerebral Palsy is incurable, it can be successfully managed through early intervention.
The Centre endeavors to improve the overall quality of life for disabled children and those who care for them. The MOVE Center promotes the idea of larger engagement in life at home, school, work and society to foster the feelings of dignity and hope such engagement can bring to each person.
The MOVE program is concerned with helping disabled children suffering from severe disabilities gain the skills that will allow them to sit, stand and walk. This is done through education and special equipment to help disabled children move independently. The MOVE Centre has graduated many children from its program and has mainstreamed them into the public school system or private educational centers.
Through customized programs for each child, the MOVE Center enables children to receive excellent growth experiences which assist them in developing cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, self-help and sensory skills. Children between the ages of two and twelve years old receive a number of services at the Center, including physiotherapy, occupational and speech/language therapy, augmentative communication through the use of computers and other hand held devices, and adaptive physical education. Through a combination of physical and arts-infused education, children receive quality one-to-one care.