iZola, a biotech company operating in Kenya, has launched Xaidi App, a new digital health helper that seeks to empower special needs children and their families by enabling them to navigate their day-to-day life.
Speaking Wednesday during the event, the Deputy Director of the Directorate of Children Services, Mr. Philip Nzenge, commended the initiative, citing the alarming number of children and adolescents facing developmental disabilities worldwide.
“I commend iZola on launching the Xaidi App as this is in line with our mission of creating a barrier-free society for persons living with disabilities.” said Mr. Nzenge.
The App seeks to empower families of special needs children living with Autism, ADHD, and Cerebral palsy, amongst other mental health conditions, by enabling them to navigate challenges and opportunities related to neurodiversity.
The AI App built by young Kenyans in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, leverages on data from globally re-known research institutions and uses cutting edge GPT technology to provide much needed assistance by providing special needs children and their care givers with much needed information in both English and Swahili, simplifying their journey.
Dr. Wamuyu Owotoki Co-Founder and CEO of iZola said that creation of the app was mainly driven by the inability of parents with special needs children to find resources to enable their children thrive. “ Driven by this reality, iZola has created Xaidi a health helper App leveraging artificial intelligence to foster a healthcare ecosystem that is tailored to the diverse needs of special needs families,” she said.
The App is aimed at creating a safe space where parents and caregivers can ask questions and seek reassurance while receiving feedback instantly 24/7.
Xaidi is a free, first of its kind community health assistant App, designed to help parents of neurodivergent children feel more supported and confident in handling learning and thinking differences.