We focus on the issues and unimaginably hard conditions faced by disabled children in African countries, which severely impact their health, welfare and education. We provide direct support services whilst working with families and communities to increase awareness of disability issues and challenge traditional negative attitudes.
Main project is in Gunjur, The Gambia with newly-built Gunjur Inclusive Centre offering play scheme, free Medical Care and access to education as primary support.
To work with communities to explore causes which exclude disabled young people.
To challenge conventional attitudes and practices
To inform, inspire and deliver change because we believe that an approach that includes disabled children will be better for all children.
Disability Africa aims to:
- The play-scheme - an economic and effective service, enabling us to assess children's medical, social and educational needs. The therapeutic value of play is crucial to our children's development.
- Free Medical Support - Many children are ‘disabled’ solely because of old injuries and infections left untreated - they need urgent care to enable a more normal childhood & ultimately access school.
- Finding 500 - an initiative to find disabled children, presently ‘hidden’ or isolated in own homes. It aims to increase the almost non-existent participation of disabled children in local schools.
Established: September 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1143704
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 4
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 07891 778688
Address: 110 Grange Road Guildford GU2 9QPView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website