Around the world, children with disabilities are 17 times more likely than typically developing children to end up living in an institution. This could be due to community stigma and ignorance surrounding disability, a child’s set of special needs, or the lack of foster and adoptive parents willing to take on children with a disability. Reintegrating children with disabilities comes with many challenges.
In this course you will learn from Ekisa Ministries, a nonprofit organization located in Jinja, Uganda, that has been working with children with disabilities for over a decade. The hope is that you will finish this course with an understanding of what it may look like for your organization to incorporate children with disabilities and help them find their way home.