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How sponsorship can make a difference in deaf child’s life

From sponsored child to inspirational champion for children with disabilities. 29-year-old SIMON  EROKU talks about his own sponsorship journey, and the springboard Global Care gave him to offering hope and a future to some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda. After Simon finished high school, he carried on volunteering …

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Helping children with weak grades improve

What would you do today if your child continuously performs below average? For some parents, the under performing child would have be abandoned to waste. For others, they would work hard to help brighten the future of their under-performing child.  In this article you read how a mother heavily invested …

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The joy of supporting needy communities

By Sharon Handongwe Working to change the lives of poor communities can really be rewarding with feelings of joy and fulfillment! However, this comes with a lot of endurance and hard work as well. For Dr. Bernie, a visiting consultant psychiatrist, this is certainly true in every aspect of it. …

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Call for expressions of interest for conducting a multiyear program evaluation of CBM in Cameroon

The integrated program for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the northern regions of Cameroon (OUI), implemented by Caritas CODAS lies on completion of its second phase. The objective of PIAP is to ensure the prevention of disabilities and to improve the quality of life of …

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How to find scholarship opportunities that could benefit persons with disabilities

Access to education by persons with disabilities remains a big challenge in most developing countries. However one way to increase access to learning opportunities is through seeking for external funding. Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students …

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Networks promote CBR: lessons from Monze, Zambia

By Sharon Handongwe Working as a Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) practitioner can be very rewarding in building teams and networks. Usually, the teams interact and work closely with grassroots communities. Many a time you are able to witness change in lives while at the same time experiencing pain over the loss …

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Summary Report of 5th CAN Africa Conference

The Nairobi- CBR Africa Conference in 2010 made a number of resolutions regarding the implementation of CBR, among which was to work closely with established organizations and institutions to mainstream disability at all levels. To read more on 5th CBR Africa Network (CAN) Conference resolutions  click here.

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Zambian government moves 6th CBR Africa Conference to Capital City

The 6th CBR Africa conference will now take place in Lusaka, Zambia. The Conference previously scheduled for Livingstone at Avani Victoria Resort will now be hosted at Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka, from May 7th-11th 2018. According to Dr. Abdul Busuulwa, the Executive Director CBR Africa Network (CAN), the decision to shift …

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Contributing to equitable access to education

 St. Francis Primary School for the Blind, Madera provides basic education for learners with visual impairment from all over Uganda regardless of sex, ethnic grouping and religion. Currently the school has an enrollment of 80 children (43 boys and 37 girls) aged between 4 and 18 years.  90% of these …

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