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Friends of People With Disabilities

P .O Box  5731 Kampala | Tel : 07724049130775444047

Friends of People With Disabilities is a non-profit, community based organization which was founded through a community approach involving community leaders and village health teams (VHTs). This joint effort resulted in the discovery of many children with disabilities living under isolation and rejection due to stigma. The center is located on Garuga road, off Entebbe Road and is about a 30 minutes drive from the volunteer house.

The center has 12 children with an age range of 4 to 28 years. The children attend the center daily, Monday through Friday. The center carries out both children’s activities and self-sustenance activities. Children’s activities include physiotherapy, self-maintenance, numeracy and literacy, while income generating activities include cookery, book making, craft making.

 
Why the Center Needs Volunteers
 
  • To encourage basic home rehabilitation of the children through sensitization and economic empowerment of the parents
  • To provide social support to the vulnerable, mentally, and physically disabled
  • To help expand the center due to an increasing number of children
  • To carry out activites at the center
  • To provide physical and speech therapy for the children
  • To teach the children new games and activities
  • To teach the children basic educational skills
  • To help with toilet training the children
  • To assist with home visits
  • To expose the children to music, drama, and dance