The Kenya Occupational Therapists’ Association (KOTA) is the national professional association established in 1974, to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students and improve the quality of occupational therapy services. KOTA membership is approximately 900 occupational therapists (Members). KOTA is registered with the Occupational Therapy African Regional Group (OTARG) and the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).
• To be a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession, with a globally connected and diverse workforce, meeting society’s occupational needs.
• To promote Occupational Therapy nationally and support the development use and practice of Occupational Therapy.
OUR CORE VALUES
• Integrity and Professionalism
• Utmost Respect for Human Life
• Ethical Practice
• Client Satisfaction
• To promote the development of Occupational Therapy.
• To establish, monitor, and maintain proficient standards in the practice of Occupational Therapy.
• To establish and maintain professional ethics.
• To maintain an updated register of qualified Occupational Therapists in the country.
• To establish regional groups or branches of the national association throughout the country as the need arises.
• To promote research and dissemination of information.
• To raise funds through legal means to further the development of the profession.
• To publicise the work of the profession and foster liaison with other professional bodies.
• To promote Continuous Professional Development of members.
• To link Kenyan Occupational Therapists with other regional and world professional bodies.