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Wukwashi Wa Nzambi is committed to seeing all children living full lives.
Wukwashi,Â BCT’s Zambian partner,Â works tirelessly to meet the needs of disabled children. It is all too common for disabled children in developing countries to be isolated, neglected and written off as useless because of stigma, ignorance andÂ misguided beliefs.Â This is a real problem in Zambia.Â Most children living with disabilities do not attend school and many rarely leave their own homes. Wukwashi’s staff strive toÂ convey that children with additional needs are just as valuable and significant as any others.
Vivi had never walked before she and her mum joined their local Wukwashi support groupÂ . Today, she can walk independently, thanks to the physiotherapy and mobility aids she accessed through our Zambian partner.
Her mum now shares Godâ€™s heart for children with disabilities and encourages her church, which hosts the group, to support and pray for Wukwashiâ€™s work. Gradually, other parentsâ€™ eyes and hearts are opening too.
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 childrenâ€™s parents and guardians with vital support.