CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. The emphasis throughout CBM’s work in poorer regions of the world is on local capacity development. This increases service delivery in the fields of healthcare, education, rehabilitation and livelihood development as well as organisational development of partner organisations. With its partner organisations, CBM seeks to build and promote an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. This is to be achieved in three ways:
– Health care for existing disabilities and prevention for conditions that cause disability
– Improved access to health care, education and rehabilitation services
– Mainstreaming disability into all aspects of development and empowerment of persons with disabilities
CBM supports KCH through medical rehabilitation including pre and post-operative care and the cost of surgeries. CBM also supports the running of KCH’s appliances workshop and the organisation’s development.
Liliane Foundation (LF) was established in March 1980, as a private initiative of Liliane Brekelmans and her husband Ignaas. Liliane Foundation gives access to medical and social rehabilitation to children and youngsters with disabilities in developing countries. Characteristics of this assistance are that it is implemented in cooperation with local mediators who are responsible for follow up of the children within the communities. They work in well-established NGOs, through a balanced and simultaneous focus on improvement of the child’s functioning (impairment) and eliminating the environmental barriers for participation in the community. KCH is the strategic partner of LF in Uganda, and the LF National Coordination Team (NCT) sits within KCH. The NCT plans, implements and evaluates all projects of LF and youths with disabilities in Uganda. In 2013, LF supported 1878 children. KCH is also a partner of LF and benefits from LF funding. Children and parents at KCH benefit from LF through medical interventions, educational support and vocational training.
Liliane Foundation’s core strategy includes:
– Enabling environments
– Child development
LF also uses the supporting strategies of capacity development and lobbying and advocacy.
The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) is the worldwide umbrella organisation (INGO) for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus organisations. It was created in 1979 by national organisations of people with these impairments and their parents. Today IF’s members consist of 50 regional and national umbrella organisations for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. IF’s activities are focused on the dissemination of information and expertise throughout the world to families, individuals, professionals and volunteers involved in the field of Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida.
IF’s key priorities are:
– Human rights
– International solidarity
– Knowledge transfer
IF supports Katalemwa in rehabilitating children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and raising awareness amongst parents and communities about these conditions. This support includes: costs of medications and in-kind donations of equipment; outreach clinics in local communities and assistance for parents attending clinics; sensitization and advocacy activities.
Healthy World Foundation
Founded in 2006, the HealthyWorld Foundation seeks to advance the development of interventions that help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world lead healthier lives. The Foundation follows a model of public health entrepreneurship, investing in approaches with funding and technical assistance that will create significant impact for those most in need.
The Healthy World Foundation believes that projects do not have to be large to have a significant impact in the lives of one child, one family, one community or even one country. However, they must be thoughtfully constructed, managed, implemented and measured. Through its support, the Healthy World Foundation leverages the creativity, determination and entrepreneurship of local people and organizations to help their own communities.
The projects funded by the Healthy World Foundation, while varied in focus, geography, length and goals, also have common elements.
Rotary Club of Muyenga & Rotary Club of Halifax
The Rotary Club Muyenga and Rotary Club of Halifax are donors of Katalemwa Cheshire Home and they support an apprenticeship programme in the orthopedic workshop for youth with disabilities. These youth are trained in metal works fabrication, shoe making and carpentry. At the end of the training these youth are provided with start up kits so that they can have workshops in there areas of residence and earn a living.