Advocacy & Action for Children

WORKING WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

Working with children with disabilities is part of Joy for Children Uganda’s project implemented in Kampala’s slum areas.

Children with disabilities are amongst the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in Uganda. Discriminatory attitudes and behaviors towards children with disabilities are widespread.

In order to improve the living conditions of children with disabilities, Joy for Children is:
• Counselling and providing guidance for parents of children with disabilities
• Playing with and teaching children with disabilities
• Sensitizing communities
• Giving children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in public life
• Providing assistive devices like wheel chairs, standing frames, and orthopedic shoes

The project has had a great influence both for the children with disabilities and for their parents. Parents have learnt to accept their children and take care of them.

JOY FOR CHILDREN-UGANDA

Advocacy & Action for Children
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