May 8, 2020

Report about the response to COVID-19

Katalemwa Cheshire Home put in place different measures as a response to the COVID- 19 pandemic that has impacted the normal living for billions of people globally. This situation caught us unaware and we resolved to diverting funds to procure items that prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the Katalemwa Community. Katalemwa has a population of over 100 people which include children with disabilities and their caretakers.
We scaled down the number of people that are at the center as a social distancing measure and only remained with the ones in critical condition: undergoing post-operative care and require closer monitoring. We currently have 30 people ( children and cargivers).
We procured sanitizers, hand washing cans and nutritional food stuff.

Mar 4, 2020

Report on assistive devices for CWDs

Katalemwa was supported by donors on the GlobalGiving website to enable children with disabilities acquire assistive devices. Our target was to support 100 school going children with disabilities and those with parents that are unable to purchase assistive devices due to their financial status. We utilized these donations to purchase materials that fabricated assistives for the children with disabilities. 

9 children with disabilities have sofar been supported with artifical limbs and arm, crutches, wheel chairs, AFOs, orthopedic shoes. 

There are still more appliances under fabrication which include; wheel chairs, artifical limbs, cp chairs, walkers, standing frames, crutches and orthopedic shoes.

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