Wanjawulo is an experience that people remember for ever; our volunteers and teams believe passionately in what we do and the families we support. Join us and make a real difference to the lives of families with disabilities in Uganda....
The story began in 2015 when a group of SEN educational staff and therapists visited Busu in rural Uganda. Staying for just a few, busy short weeks, by the time this initial group departed they left behind an established parent support group, resources and session plans, individual advice and a promise to return. Since then we have returned every year and worked with Busu village to construct a building as the centre base, set up sign language workshops and taken on 3 volunteers to run weekly sessions in the village for families living with disabilities. The current weekly sessions are individually tailored to the families' needs. They may be sensory based, support play & learning needs, develop physiotherapy, sign language sessions, teach daily living skills or teach basic literacy and maths sessions. Every year a team of original founders and new volunteers go back to the village to support the progression of this incredible and life affirming project. The services Wanjawulo provide currently include:
‣Awareness raising and information workshops.
‣ Parenting advice and support.
‣ Help with parent interactions and community inclusion.
‣ Home visits where necessary offering practical and emotional support to families.
‣ Education in Ugandan sign language.
‣ Developmentally appropriate activities within group sessions tailored to families' needs. This may be therapeutic, educational or involve life skills.
‣ Where possible, appropriate and sustainable equipment and essential resources to support development, inclusion and capacity to thrive.
‣ Provision of food during the Wanajawulo group sessions free of charge to those attending.