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Mukisa Foundation commissions multipurpose building on Bussi Island to provide therapy rooms for children with disabilities

09.09.2019 - Article

On Friday 6th September 2019 the Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany at Kampala, Mr. Hans von Schroeder, participated in the commissioning of a multipurpose building on Bussi Island.

Mukisa Foundation commissions multipurpose building on Bussi Island to provide therapy rooms for children with disabilities
Mukisa Foundation commissions multipurpose building on Bussi Island to provide therapy rooms for children with disabilities© Mukisa Foundation

 About 30,000 people live on Bussi Island. Most people live on subsistence farming without regular income. It is estimated that there are about 5,000 children with disability on the island. Access to basic education and health services are very poor and this particularly affects people with disability. Many children with disabilities on the island never had access to such services until now. To address the urgent needs of these children and their families Mukisa Foundation with assistance from CRANE and VIVA constructed a multipurpose building which will enable Mukisa Foundation to provide children with special needs from the island access to health care and education services. Mukisa Foundation provides these services as part of their outreach programs for children with special needs.

The German Embassy financed the construction of barrier free sanitary facility and a rainwater harvesting system including an underground water tank. Sanitation facilities with secured water supply are important when working with children with disability. These facilities are adapted to accommodate needs for people with special needs and are hoped to be an example for other institutions on how to make facilities accessible for people with disabilities. The Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany at Kampala emphasized the importance for society to provide basic needs and access to services for children with disabilities.

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