Give to Wukwashi

Wukwashi Wa Nzambi is committed to seeing all children living full lives.

It is all too common for disabled children in¬†the global south¬†to be isolated, neglected and written off as useless because of stigma, ignorance and¬†misguided beliefs.¬†In Zambia in particular, 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.

Sisters Sonia (L) and Elena (R) are both benefitting from Wukwashi’s support.

‚ÄėI toilet and wash Elena, feed and look after her,’ says twelve year-old Sonia.¬†‘Mummy has to work, so I look after Elena.‚Äô Sonia does go to school but continues with the care of her sister when she gets home.¬†Her situation is not unusual: many children carry the lion‚Äôs share of responsibility for highly-dependent children like Elena. Although Elena is grossly under-sized for her age, she is nevertheless a heavy weight for a young girl like Sonia. Wukwashi is giving Elena a wheelchair, which will make things easier for both the girls. And Wukwashi can now give them both the support that they need.

Wukwashi helps children with additional needs in a variety of ways. At their weekly support and physiotherapy groups, children with disabilities can play, make friends, receive vital therapy, and even be assessed for mobility aids. These groups also provide the children’s parents and guardians with vital support. Wukwashi also helps disabled children to access education and learn simple life skills, so they can become more independent and make a contribution to their communities.

 

How your money will be used

Your donation will help to grow and develop the wonderful work of Wukwashi amongst children living with disability.