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