Disabled Children Rights
This project, implemented in four western Uganda districts across Uganda, is intended to address the negative attitudes, inadequate laws and policies, limited participation of CWD’s and limited collaboration between CSO’s and government in regards to disability.
Its objectives include increasing knowledge on childhood disability and protection services for CWD’s, increasing capacity of duty bearers to protect CWD’s from abuse and improving coordination, monitoring and review.
Key activities include the production and distribution of IEC materials with advocacy massages, radio spot and talk shows and training children in psychosocial support skills participation.
The situation of children with disabilities can only improve if attitudes towards disability change. Uganda Society for Disabled Children works through innovative approaches, making children with disabilities and their families direct agents of change and enabling them to raise their voices. We work with other organisations and stakeholders to raise awareness in disability issues and work towards equal opportunities and rights.
Our activities over children & people living with disabilities
- Support to inclusive education through modification of schools, tailored inclusive teacher training
- Improvement of health for CWDs through outreach clinics and surgical camps
- Empowering children through child rights clubs in schools and communities.
- Individual grants to most vulnerable children with disabilities.
- Improvement in capacity and effectiveness of existing support mechanisms for CWDs for example capacity strengthening for parents of children with support groups through social economic empowerment including support for income generating activities and savings and credit cooperative organization.