Since the Foundations' registration as a Community Based Organisation, the following activities have been started on:
Training and sensitization
Registration of children with disabilities exercise
We are developing a data bank of all children with disabilities and other special needs in the Municipality. The exercise is being done in collaboration with Village Chairpersons (Local Council One) in all the 169 villages. Soon, we will have information on how many, which conditions, gender, how many are in school etc.
Registration of children with disabilities exercise started (delivering forms at Nyakayojo Division, Mbarara Municipality)
Training of teachers in Inclusive Education practice (Training Workshop)
Our training is ongoing and we do the monitoring to check on how what we offered is being implemented.
Candle Making by children with Down syndrome
Jackline Komugisha (left), a teacher at Oyesigye Special Child Foundation, and Stuart Oyesigye (right) inspect candles one of the trainees Gilbert Mpora made. Mpora, a student at the centre has Down syndrome.
Support our community promoted inclusive education
Some children are not in school because they don’t have scholastic materials, uniform, they need a
simple corrective surgery, assistive device or some form of therapy to be able to attend school. We look forward to having
all children with disability and other special needs attend mainstream schools.
Giving of Wheel chairs and scholastic materials at the Foundation Launch
local support and through Fundraising using a Guardian’s card
Support from the promoters in form of membership fees
Sales from Candles produced by our trainees
Speech & language and physiotherapies
Many parents cannot afford to take their children for some specialized services and in particular speech & language and
physiotherapies, they decide to leave the children at home. Children outgrow and at times the condition may never be remedied.
We organize clinics for speech and physio respectively. Being our new and costly programme, we move slowly but people to benefit
are very many. Speech therapists are very scarce at least in western Uganda.
We also offer sign language training due to public demand. Registration for the training is still going on and you get to choose your prefered commencement date.