Selma walks with her mother

What we achieve

We not only reach children, but also parents carers, teachers and policy-makers

Projects and programmes

For children with disabilities to participate in society, more than only direct child support is required. That is why we invest in knowledge and awareness about children and youngsters with a disability in local communities; to establish an enabling environment and an inclusive society in which they can fully participate. That way, not only children and young people with disabilities, but many more people benefit from our programmes and projects.

We aim to ensure support with lasting effects on childrens lives. We do that within our own programmes and in projects with other (inter-)national organisations and research institutes.

Current projects; what are we working on

To achieve structural improvement, we encourage policy changes in the areas of care, education, employment and income. We do this with our network of local partners and in association with other organisations that focus on fair chances for people with disabilities.

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Healthworker Ritha Sambaya Nemes is visiting Huggo ( 24 years) , he has down syndrom and physical disability

Previous projects; what we have been working on

In the previous years we have been working in various fields along with other (inter-)national organisations and research institutes. The results and learnings of these programmes and projects have become part of our day-to-day work.

 

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Saidu Bangura

Results

In 2023, we reached some 80,000 people with our projects promoting an inclusive society, including over 46,000 children with a disability in the poorest parts of the world.
We also achieved the following results:

● 22,160 parents/carers were trained in caring for and supporting their children, in home exercises or guiding them to school.
● 6,049 teachers were trained in inclusive education, sign language or sexual reproductive health and rights.
● 4,288 health workers (nurses, therapists, CBR workers) were trained in family-oriented rehabilitation, early identification and early play therapy or the rights of children with a disability.

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