In developing countries, employment opportunities are scarce, financial stability is rare, and the quality of education is poor or inaccessible, so children with disabilities are often overlooked.
emerge poverty free is partnering with Special Children Special People (SCSP) on a project that provides inclusive formal education, vocational skills, rehabilitation services, and economic empowerment to children with disabilities and their families in Uganda.
By training youths with disabilities and the parents of those with disabilities in the trades of tailoring, including the production of sensory toys and reusable sanitary pads, emerge poverty free and SCSP will provide these individuals with employment and self-sufficiency.
An overarching goal of this project is to show the community that people with disabilities can make valuable contributions to society when equipped with proper training, resources, and care.
Through this project, members of the community are learning how to manufacture sensory toys which can be used as play material for children and can also serve as a useful tool during physiotherapy.