Katalemwa seeks to support 100 children with disabilities access assistive devices to aid their healing process during post surgery and therapy, support their mobility and enhance participation. We annually support over 15,000 children with disabilities in Uganda both in the community and at the center to access medical rehabilitation services. 50% of the children, require assistive devices in form of wheel chairs, prosthesis, orthesis, walkers, Cp chairs, standing frames, orthopedic shoes.
70% of the children with disabilities we rehabilitate at Katalemwa originate from impoverished families that are unable to meet the cost of assistive devices. Because some parents are unemployed, have low incomes, are single mothers and have more than one child with disability. As a result some children with disabilities drop out of school due to lack of a wheelchair, crutches, orthopedic shoes to aid their mobility and for others their recovery process is prolonged because they lack devices.
We plan to procure materials necessary to fabricate assistive devices like wheel chairs, artificial limbs, walkers, standing frames, crutches, orthopedic shoes and avail them to vulnerable 100 children with disabilities. We shall target school going children with disabilities in need of mobility aids and those undergoing medical rehabilitation to facilitate their movement and aid their healing process.
This project will improve the participation of 100 children with disabilities in community activities, school, play activities, their self-esteem/ confidence, reduce on school dropout levels and also improve the healing process of children with disabilities undergoing intensive rehabilitation.
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