• Spring of Hope - Uganda  - Mission Finder

  • Spring of Hope - Uganda  - Mission Finder

  • Spring of Hope - Uganda  - Mission Finder

Spring of Hope

Spring of Hope is a community-based rehabilitation non- profit organisation for children with disabilities in rural areas of Uganda. We currently work with 500 children and their families in the areas of education, physiotherapy, raising awareness and income generating projects. Our aim is to see that these children are able to reach their true potential. Before the work of Spring of Hope began, disabled children were being abused, locked away and tied up due to the stigma of disability.

We hope to see children with disabilities fully accepted into all areas of community and family life in Uganda. Spring of Hope is based in Kayunga district, Kangulumira Sub-county. The programme started in August 2004, working alongside another organisation; it gradually grew and developed with the services extending to the neighbouring districts wherever possible. In 2011, Spring of Hope Uganda SoHUG was registered as a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in its own right.

We work with kids that have various disablities:
Deafness/significant hearing impairment
Visually impaired/significant sight problems.
Learning disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, Developmental disabilities
Epilepsy
Physical disability
We also aim to improve general community knowledge and awareness; helping them understand disabilities, what can be done and we carry out community assessments.

Children are assessed to determine their needs. Some children be referred for surgery, some prescribed physiotherapy programmes, and others may be given adaptive equipment.

Our History

Spring of Hope came out of the research of Teresha Clark, who spent a year with YWAM Uganda 2001-2002. After completing her DTS she worked with one of the YWAM bases in the communities of Kangulurmira. During her time there she found 120 children locked up and tied away. WHY?? because they were different and people thought they were cursed. Parents were walking away from their children, husbands abandoning wives. From the information Teresha Found, Spring of hope was started in 2004. Spring of Hope is a community-based rehabilitation non- profit organization for children with disabilities in rural areas of Uganda. We currently work with 500 children and their families in the areas of education, physiotherapy, raising awareness and income generating projects. It was started in 2004 under Youth with A mission Uganda and outgrew YWAM in 2011 when it became its own project.

Our Mission

Addressing and improving the general standard of health and the living conditions of children and young people with disabilities (CWD’s) (YPWD’s).

Our Values

Enable parents to support their children, and accept them fully. To see attitudes change in the community from negative to positive. To see the children reach their full potential, in areas of Health, Education, and general life standards. To be Christ’s love to the rejected and the hurting

Spring of Hope - What We Do

We work in the rural areas of Uganda with parents and children with disabilties through Rural outreach clinics Home visits Drop in physiotherapy days Provision of locally made special equipment Attaining specialist equipment. Supporting in corrective surgery Sensitising local community leaders Nutrition program Activities of Daily living skills Spring of Hope inclusive education School School sponsorship for the deaf and CWDs Rehabilitation education unit for CWDs Free epilepsy medication

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Contact: Jean Clark
Organization: Spring of Hope
Phone: 256-776-632-213
Website: No website
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Address:
P.O. Box 1153

UGANDA

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