Kazakhstan Ergotherapy Association (KEA)
Қазақстанның Эрготерапия Ассоциациясы (ҚЭА)
Казахстанская Ассоциация Эрготерапии
The Kazakhstan Ergotherapy Association (KEA) was established in 2016 in Astana. The constitution meets the official requirements of the WFOT and is therefore allowed to call itself an associate member of the World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT).
Kazakhstan Ergotherapy Association promotes Occupational Therapy in Kazakhstan. The association connects all Occupational Therapists in Kazakhstan to collectively develop professionally and to firmly uphold the profession in this country where Occupational Therapy is non-existent.
The establishment of the Occupational Therapy degree and to see qualified Occupational Therapists from Kazakhstan integrating Occupational Therapy Practice in the healthcare system.
What is occupational Therapy:
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation.
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (World Federation Occupational Therapists 2012)