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SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

Moshi, Tanzania

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

Day well spent by raising our voices as one team; Together we can move on forward!!

 WORD CEREBRAL PALSY DAY

It is time to change the lives of people with CP around the world. Let's do it together!

Appropriate wheelchair is a NEED and NOT a want. Jerry, 29 years old who has been in door for 9 years now he can go out and see the world, meet friends, going to church and socialize just like others. Our appreciations to International wheelchair Technologist - Abdullah Munish (on the right hand in the wheelchair), CCBRT Moshi team and everyone who supported this project 

 

YES!! Sports can crate income. Linda Macha - lady on red trousers won 1,000,000/= ($500) Kili Marathon 2016 - disabled race 10km.
Congratulations to all women with disabilities who participated 

KILI MARATHON 2016!!!
Disabled wheelchair and handcycle race - 10 km on 28.02. 2016
From the stadium, the route turns left at Mweka road, and then onto Kilimanjaro Road, on a fairly flat, shaded route. It then heads north up Lema road, to the GAPCO turning point, before retracing steps to the stadium. If you are interested register your name to Linda Macha by calling her on 0754949985 or 0715949985

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector were encouraged to partner with organizations of persons with disabilities to attend the events and activities to commemorate the Day.

Home visit to Jerry, 28 years old. He sustained spinal cord in 2008; he was discharged from the hospital without wheelchair. He has been in door for 7 years now. He wish he could go out and see the world, meet friends, going to church and socialize just like others.

Friends and stake holders, can we fundraise for Jerry’s wheelchair? If you want to support him, please inbox or call +255715807003

Most people who need a wheelchair don’t have one, and those who do often have chairs are of poor quality and do little to contribute to the socioeconomic integration of the wheelchair user. This worse situation is affecting disabled people from receiving an education, marrying, having families, working to support themselves or their families, or otherwise participating in their communities. Imported wheelchairs from abroad are usually not appropriate for conditions in Africa and developing countries in general, as they have been designed for indoor home and institutional use. These wheelchairs are breaking easily and are not easily repaired because spare parts and the equipment necessary to weld alloys are not usually locally available. Appropriate wheechair is a need and not a want!!

It was a wonderful home visit!

Have you seen someone in a wheelchair digging by using a hand hoe? This man sustained spinal cord in 1998.  He attended a Peer Group Training (PGT) after 10 years where he learnt life skills and agreed that; there is life after spinal cord injured.  When we visited him this is what we found him doing. Disability is not inability, PROVED!

One of the biggest barriers that disabled people are facing when accessing mainstream programmes are negative attitudes.

I have known this boy since he was young. He was born with disability but that didn’t pull him back. A few days ago I paid him a visit and to my surprise he is grown up so fast.He’s finished his education on graphic design; but the question is who is ready to accept him? Change the world START with you!