Mobilising the Church

Allowing every child to flourish

The Bethany Children’s Trust is influencing and equipping God’s worldwide church to lead the way in building local and global societies where every child is able to reach their full potential. We are working together to see attitudes and harmful cultural practices changed, and to see parents equipped to care for their children, so those children will grow up in a loving, safe and nurturing environment.

Mobilising the church is key to unlocking change in so many communities where we work. The church’s social standing as a trusted and respected organisation makes it a natural partner.

Wukwashi’s support groups are an ideal forum for training and awareness-raising.

Training is a key strand of Wukwashi‘s work, as they seek to raise awareness of issues affecting disabled children, and gently correct misguided beliefs. For example, it is still quite common for the Wukwashi team to encounter beliefs that disabilities are a result of ancestral curses, or something that can be caught, like an illness.

Gently, through its workshops in churches and communities, Wukwashi roots out fear and replaces it with love, expressed through practical and patient teaching, encouragement, physiotherapy and play.