Support 100 children access assistive devices

by Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services
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Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices
Support 100 children access assistive devices

KATALEMWA CHESHIRE HOME FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES

Training on Physical accessibility for Head teachers in Makindye Division

As Katalemwa advocates for Inclusive Education through our Child empowerment programme, inaccessible school environment is one of the biggest challenges to learners with disabilities. Therefore, we organized a training about accessibility for 17 head teachers (6 female and 11 male) in Makindye Division because it’s one of the sub counties in Kampala district whose schools are inaccessible for learners. The aim of this training was to equip these headteachers with knowledge about accessibility and its relevance to learners with disabilities.

This training was conducted in partnership with the Kampala Capital City Authority (Directorate of Education and social services) & the KCCA Makindye Division - Education department, and it targeted Government aided primary schools.

This was a very participatory training where headteachers shared some of the challenges they face improving their school environment i.e. Inadequate knowledge about accessibility standards, limited funding from Government towards inclusive infrastructural development in schools, school terrain and old facilities that are expensive to modify.

At the end of the training, Headteachers committed to sensitizing their managements about the relevance of accessibility, integrate accessibility in their development plans, use temporary modifications that are cost effective, start budgeting for special needs activities in their schools and work closely with Katalemwa to provide technical support in accessibility development.

 

Inconclusion, Training Government aided primary school headteachers is a good initiative as we promote inclusive education. However, there are more private schools in this division that require this capacity building. Therefore, Katalemwa requires more funding towards organising this nature of trainings as we continue to promote inclusive education for all learners.

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Basule Barbara

Project Leader 

 

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Introduction

Last year in December, Katalemwa Cheshire Home participated in a GlobalGiving campaign to fundraise for funds to support the fabrication and production of assistive devices to benefit 100 children with disabilities that are undergoing intensive rehabilitation at the center and school going CWDs.  KCH received a half of the targeted amount and we are waiting for additional funds; therefore, we argue all donors to continue donating to this cause so that we can support this vulnerable group of people

Activity

Katalemwa through its orthopaedic workshop (Metal section) fabricated 10 wheel chairs (3wheeler) that have been delayed to be picked-up by beneficiaries because of the current travel restrictions that have engulfed the country due to the fight against Corona virus. We shall be sharing stories and pictures of the beneficiaries in the subsequent reports after pick up is done

Conclusion, we are waiting for the situation to stabilize so that children with disabilities can be able to come for fitting as well as training in usage of these wheel chairs and this will be done by our orthopaedic technologists.

 

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Basule Barbara 

Project Leader

 

 


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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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Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services

Location: Kampala - Uganda
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Twitter: @katalemwacheshirehome
Project Leader:
Barbara Basule
Kampala, Uganda
$5,646 raised of $10,000 goal
 
49 donations
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