Oyesigye Special Child Foundation is an indigenous Countrywide Non-government organisation Reg No. INDR165125786NB and Permit No. INDP0005786NB with a main office at Plot 753, Block 2, Nyakakoni, Ruti, Mbarara City South, Mbarara City and a satellite office at Plot 116, Kyadondo road, Namirembe, Rubaga Division, Kampala.
The Foundation started as a Community Based Organisation in 2016.
The founding of OSCF was as a result of a realisation that a good number of children with disabilities and other special needs were under served. Others, were not identified by any authority and were at the mercy of their parents and guardians who kept them under cover for fear of stigma. A good number bounced back home as many schools were not welcoming as for the attitude, environment and limited appropriate resources. On the other hand, lack of skills among the teachers was a barrier to inclusion of these children. Well-wishers decided to form an organisation to fill the gaps.
Objectives of the foundation:
Area of Operation & Management
Plot 753 Block 2, Nyakakoni, Ruti, Mbarara City
P.O. Box 1130, Mbarara (Uganda)
Tel: +256 772 681 270 / 0702 102 453
The Foundation is managed by a team of nine executive committee members that work with appropriate professionals to promote the Foundation’s objectives.
Among the staff are graduates of community-based rehabilitation, business administration (accounting), guidance and counseling, respectively, diploma special needs education, and ordinary-level leavers, the majority of whom work on a part-time basis.
The membership of the organization includes well-wishers, professionals in special needs education and disability-related areas, and parents and guardians of CWDS.