Kyaninga Child Development Centre provides free physio, occupational and speech therapy and special educational support to children with physical, intellectual and communication disabilities in rural western Uganda. Each session costs KCDC $21 to provide. In 2019 we provided more than 9,000 therapy sessions to over 1,000 children. Help us provide 10,000 therapy sessions in 2020 by giving the gift of opportunity and hope.
In Uganda, an estimated 13% of children (2.5 million) are living with a disability, & access to healthcare & rehabilitation is extremely limited. Widespread local beliefs that disability is an untreatable curse or witchcraft, cause children with disabilities to be excluded from their communities & a limited number of rehabilitation therapists means that children have little opportunity to overcome the barriers that they face, and limits their progress, learning and independence.
Kyaninga Child Development Centre provides free community-based rehabilitation to more than 1,000 children with disabilities across the western region of Uganda. Physical, occupational and speech therapy and inclusive educational support is available through home and school visits and outreach clinics in local health centres. Training to parents, teachers, healthcare and community workers increases awareness and understanding of disability and helps all children reach their full potential
This project is aiming to provide 500 therapy sessions to children with physical, intellectual and communication disabilities living in extreme poverty in western Uganda. These children will increase their functional independence and be able to actively participate in family and community life and enrol into primary school, giving them the option of a brighter future and breaking the cycle of isolation and stigma. Reduction of family stress and financial burden will increase quality of life