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Disability Inclusion Projects in Uganda

Uganda Appeal

Disability Inclusion Projects in Uganda

Supporting 2,385 disabled children

£54,936 to go

Target: £72,636

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urgent support is required

Children with a disability in Uganda often experience stigmatisation and are frequently excluded from education. This programme aims to get more children with a disability into school and – by improving attitudes, teacher training and infrastructure – to ensure that they receive a good education.

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Our impact

Supporting disabled children

The Buikwe District is a fertile area on the northern shore of Lake Victoria, lying between the Ugandan capital Kampala and the town of Jinja, the source of the River Nile. Although green and well-watered, it is off the tourist track and so continues to experience high levels of poverty.

Purpose

Because of social and cultural attitudes, children with a disability in Uganda often experience stigmatisation and are frequently excluded from education. This programme seeks aims to get more children with a disability into school, by:

improving attitudes
providing teacher training
developing accessible infrastructure

The goal is that this initiative will support 2,385 disabled children into appropriate education, to improve their quality of life.

£55

could enable a family to develop a sustainable livelihood to better support their disabled child

£470

could build accessible infrastructure in a school, such as ramps and/or accessible toilets

£2,000

could pay for teacher training in 40 schools to better integrate students with additional needs

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My names is Kafeero Rose, 57 years, a widow and a resident of Kizigo village in Najjembe division. I’m grandmother to Akewa Raymond, 6 years, now a child with multiple disability (dumb and deafness) in baby class at Emu’s Nursery and Primary School.

I feel so happy to be supported by International Needs Uganda under Disability project because am a poor single woman.

How we spend your money

For every £1 you donate to this appeal, we will allocate 25p of your donation to cover general support and running costs. There is a small chance that we will raise more money than is needed for this appeal. If this happens, we'll spend any additional funds on other International Needs projects – wherever the need is greatest.

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February 01st 2024

Project launched

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