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Used Vehicle to Transport Children with Disability to Special Needs Centre in Uganda

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Angel's Centre for Children with Special Needs

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Angel’s Center for Children with Special has over 12 children (8 males and 4 females) who attend daily early learning and day care services. We also have 5 children who come twice a week to receive occupational therapy services. The center’s report revealed that out of the 12 children who regularly attend Angel’s center only one child uses vehicle to come to school. The rest of the children use motorcycles (literally known as boda bodas in the local language). The risk of accidents on these children are enormous considering the fact that some of our children have weak limb and neck muscles needed to hold themselves for safety. The analysis further reveals that 6 of the children have cerebral palsy who are physically disabled, 2 of the children have Down syndrome and 1 child with hydrocephalus. As our children are only 2-12 years old, mobility is still challenge. Using wheelchairs is also not feasible due to the design of the roads as they do not have pavers that allow safe movement.

What is your project and how will it help?

We request the provision of a used 7-seater vehicle (Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Regius or Toyota Towance) that can help transport children on daily basis to attend early learning and therapy services at Angel’s Center. The van will further extend our services by allowing us to conduct home visits and follow up sessions for children in their homes. We intend to further use this van for co-curricular activities like taking children for hydro-therapy (swimming), picnics and emergency treatment or early health care seeking. Transport is so critical at the center, as it will be a means of advocacy in communities especially those families that are still stigmatized or hiding their children and afraid of bringing them in the public. If the operations of Angel’s Center can be facilitated, we believe there will be an improved participation and independence of these children in their daily living activities.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Other people help us by providing us with the good or financial funding required to purchase the vehicle.

Please detail the resources that you need.

We need a used 7-seater vehicle that is suitable for rough roads and can be used in the field. We are looking at Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Regius or Toyota Towance which has a low fuel consumption. Engine capacity should also not exceed 2400CC. Total amount may go for $15,000.( This is a re-used vehicle)

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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Disability issues; Education and training

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