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SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

SONGAMBELE CHARITABLE TRUST

Moshi, Tanzania

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!

This is the outcomes of accessibility awareness we did at one of the medical services building which was impossible for people with disability to get into the Laboratory.

Councelling for parents of children with disabilties. Changing lives, changing community!

Accessing children with disabilities to identify their needs.

An appropriate wheelchair is not an option IT’S A MUST; but this statement is a dream to a father carrying 14 years old son on his back when we were identifying children with disability for school at Hai District. Together we can raise funds for a wheelchair so that he can go to school and enjoy life just like you and me.

Songambele Trust with other partners, celebrated autism International day.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.