Equality for children with disabilities Creating equal opportunities for children with disabilities.

Organisation Objectives

Provision of specialist therapy services, including physio, occupational, speech and orthopaedic therapy and special education.

Promote awareness and education of disability amongst community members.

Give technical training to caregivers.

Integrate suitable social enterprises into the fabric of KCDC to economically empower participating families.

‘Thank you for giving my child hope’ – Mama Florence

‘Thank you for giving me my child back’ – Mama Peter

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Building an inclusive community

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Our Story
Who are we?

Kyaninga Child Development Centre was founded by Steve and Asha Williams in response to their own personal search for help and support for their son Sidney. Together with physiotherapist Fiona Beckerlegge, they created a center to provide much needed high quality specialised and affordable assessment, treatment, education and support to children with disabilities, their families and carers, to enable them to lead more fulfilling and independent lives.

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Why Choose Us?

‘Unlike other NGOs, KCDC is known for their impact by all at the grassroots level despite not looking big and having fancy buildings and cars.’ – Charles Remo Joseph, Speech Therapist

Success Stories

Reversing Malnutrition

Derrick, now 2 years and 10 months presenting with cerebral palsy and seizures, was initially seen by the KCDC team in March 2021. He was brought by his grandma who for the last 2 weeks took care of him after he had been abandoned by his mother who had already moved on to another marriage. ...
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Making progress with physiotherapy

In this quarter I would like to shine a light on a special young lady Zoe, a client that I have been working with for the last 8 months. She is a 2 year old female with mild spastic cerebral palsy. A brief history about her is that she was born tired (Asphyxiated), had her...
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“This is a miracle”

Lawrence was assessed  in January last year in Karambi, one of the outreaches that we had recently started. By then, Lawrence had a floppy neck, could not sit or even stand. He spent most of the time lying on the ground. He had never even tried sitting upright on the floor and was too big...
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3900

Children receiving assessment and treatment

51%

Receiving treatment under 3 years of age

825

Community & healthcare workers trained

14

Expert parents trained

74

Local schools supported

30

Monthly outreach clinics launched

1750

Pieces of specialist adaptive equipment provided

159

Businesses opened by Street Business School graduates

293

Children in schools being supported by our special needs and therapy teams

71

Teachers and educators trained through the education hub

3947

Children’s educational outcomes improved

25%

Improvement in quality of life reported by caregivers

News & Updates

Global Giving Report July 2021

Please see our Global Giving Report from July 2021 https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/building-a-centre-of-excellence-for-kcdc/reports/#menu
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Newsletter July 2021

Please see our July 2021 Newsletter here https://mailchi.mp/kyaningacdc/kyaninga-child-development-centre-july-2021-newsletter?e=54438da4c2
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Starting point

KCDC Founders and Directors, Steve and Fiona along with the Operations Manager, Rehema, visited the site of the...
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Testimonial

What people say about us
  • Street Business School has empowered me socially. I now feel confident because I have a business. I feel important in the community just like other women because I have a business that can help me support myself and my family. Community members can recognize us now.

    Parent
  • The project has brought light. The light it has brought is that no one used to care about children with disabilities, no attention was given, no guidelines existed. The project has changed that; the HCW training, the information posters and having a clear referral system. It has been positive for the district. It has made the HCW work easier and they have gained confidence as they have been empowered by KCDC… The project has also put a smile on the face of the mothers with children with disabilities, I know that for sure. They were hopeless, our health care system didn’t respond to their needs. This project has given them access to appropriate services.

    District Health Officer
  • We had a lot of fear and used to think they were “wasted” children but meeting other mothers has taught us a lot. Fellow mothers give us hope that our children will improve, and this kept us strong.

    Parent
  • Mothers never knew exercises were magical. It was not easy to convince them to just do exercises but with repetitive explanation, they got convinced and at least each child has achieved a milestone and we have not experienced any child that is still as they came.

    Expert Parent
  • Some people used to tell me that those exercises would never help but we continued doing them and my son now goes to school. I feel happy and relieved because I now have time to do other things. I had given up on work but because he improved, I can now work even other mothers are now able to do the same. They can attend to their children while doing other things.

    Parent
  • Mothers used to neglect their children and never wanted to communicate. They dint know that even crying was part of communication and they would just beat them but now, that has improved and the children have now bonded with their parents and they have they needs attended to.

    Parent

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