The living conditions of children with disabilities are particularly difficult in Karamoja. These children are often neglected and do not get the chance to discover their talents and realize their dreams. Lokope came into the picture at CCA at the age of 3. He was born with a club foot and a stump. But now, after a year of treatments, he can walk!
Only 11% of all girls in Karamoja finish primary school. Instead of going to school, girls are married off, sometimes as early as 13 or 14 years of age. Every year many girls manage to escape marriage, circumcision, child trafficking and child labour. Education is their only chance to escape poverty and build a better future.
CCA brings children with disabilities and their parents/carers to CoRSU, a specialized hospital in Entebbe. In this hospital, children with cleft lip and palate, club feet, burn injuries and other congenital and non-congenital disorders get a chance for a better life. In this video Davide Naggi, director of the hospital, explains why the collaboration with CCA is so special.
Winnie was born with a club foot. In the video in this news item you can see how she can walk better thanks to medical care in CoRSU hospital. An inspiring story!
Due to corona, schools in Uganda have been almost completely closed since March 2020. Meanwhile, the pressure on healthcare has increased. That is why the government announced last month that medical courses can open again. CCA already sponsored 3 boys with a medical education (1 laboratory technician, 2 nursing) and now decided to select 7 girls to join a course!