The initial stages of this project were developed during the last quarter of 2004, through the collaboration of Khartoum Cheshire Home (KCH) and Miracles-Sudan (MS) which is a charitable riding school located in Khartoum North (Bahri).
Since this programme started in December 2004, the number of children with special needs has grown rapidly from 3 to approx.100 who are regular and active members of the school.
Most of the children attending Hippo therapy sessions are referred from KCH and are physically challenged.
Other children attending sessions are from the Usratuna Vocational Training Center and two local orphanages.
Generally, these children are deprived of stimulation and interaction in their usual social surrounding, therefore Hippo therapy gives these children a unique opportunity to receive therapy and stimulations while riding horses and playing.