Spring of Hope
· To see a society that can fully accommodate and accept children with disabilities.
· To enable communities and families help their disabled children.
OUR MISSION: Addressing and improving the general standard of health and the living conditions of children and young people with disabilities (CWD’s) (YPWD’s).
• To enable parents to support their children, and accept them fully.
• To see attitudes change in the community from negative to positive.
• To see the children reach their full potential, in areas of Health, Education, and general life standards.
Spring of Hope is a community-based rehabilitation non- profit organisation for children with disabilities in local communities of Uganda. We currently work with over 500 children and their families in the areas of education, physiotherapy, medical, sensitisation and income generating projects. Our aim is to see that these children are able to reach their true potential. Before the work of Spring of Hope began disabled children were being abused, locked away and tied up due to the stigma of having a child who is disabled.
Spring of Hope is based in Kayunga district, Kangulumira Sub-county about a one hour drive from Jinja Town (The source of the Nile) in Uganda. The programme started in August 2004 working alongside another organisation; it gradually grew and developed with the services extending to the neighbouring districts wherever possible. In 2011, Spring of Hope Uganda SoHUG was registered as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in its own right.
Through research many children with disabilities who are hidden away and neglected due to the stigma within the communities. no support for them,no love, no care and many parents had abandoned and lost hope for their children.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Rural outreach clinics
Drop in physiotherapy days
Provision of locally made special equipment
Attaining specialist equipment.
Supporting in corrective surgery
Sensitising local community leaders
Activities of Daily living skills
Spring of Hope inclusive education School
School sponsorship for the deaf and CWDs
Rehabilitation education unit for CWDs
Free epilepsy medication