Give to Wukwashi
Wukwashi Wa Nzambi is committed to seeing all children living full lives.
Wukwashi,¬†BCT’s Zambian partner,¬†works tirelessly to serve disabled children and strip away the barriers standing between them and their full potential. It is all too common for disabled children in developing countries to be isolated, neglected and written off as useless because of stigma, ignorance and¬†misguided beliefs.¬†This is a real problem in Zambia.¬†Most children living with disabilities do not attend school and many rarely leave their own homes. Wukwashi’s staff strive to¬†convey that children with additional needs are just as valuable and significant as any others.
When Jade first came to one of Wukwashi’s support groups in Ndola, she couldn’t stand up without support. Thanks to the physiotherapy and support shoes she has received from¬†Wukwashi,¬†Jade¬†has now taken her first steps. As you can see in the photo, she’s delighted!
Wukwashi helps children with additional needs in a variety of ways. The team provide help in getting into the most suitable schools and also teach simple life skills, so children living with disabilities can contribute to their home life and society more generally. Wukwashi volunteers also run weekly support and physiotherapy groups where children with disabilities can play, make friends and receive the therapy they need to enhance their abilities. These groups also provide the children‚Äôs parents and guardians with vital support.