scholarship 14

Adrina Simengwa

Adrina Simengwa studied rehabilitation in Malawi, and works on a multi-disciplinary team with OTs, speech therapist, and special needs teachers. She has had a strong interest in helping individuals with disabilities develop independence in their daily living skills and increase their participation in community activities since she was very young. Adrina is always looking to improve her clinical skills, she reports, “as there are only 10 Occupational Therapists functioning in Malawi, servicing a population of approximately 14 million people.” “I will be driven to share my knowledge with my fellow health workers and caregivers through capacity development, community partnership and training and education and to support and empower people living and caring for those with autism in Malawi.” – Adrina Simengwa