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UPA/MLTV/015 UGANDA UPA guesthouse - 15/09/2020 31/12/2020

ANGEL'S CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/015
Background Angel’s center for children with special needs was formed after our experience in
raising a child with Down syndrome. Three years of raising Abryl opened our eyes
to the constraints of raising a child with special needs. The constant hospital visits
and adjusting to the development challenges made us acutely aware of the
deficiency of such services in Uganda. In 2012 ACCSN was registered with Wakiso
district to operate as a community Based Organization to provide a space of
services for children with special needs (Reg No: WCBO/1131/12). A critical
service is strengthening the capacity of families to cope with raising children with
development challenges.
Vision: A Society which integrates children with special needs to fully realize their
potentials.
Mission: To be a voice and to break the silence of disability in communities,
through increasing access to information and service delivery.
We need to give disability a “human face” despite the challenge these children
remain beautiful, lovely and important to the social network of Society.
Angel’s center has currently an enrollment of 15 children from the ages of 2-
12years with different disabilities that range from Down syndrome, cerebral
palsy, autism, mental retardation and communication disorders. Follow us on our
website for more information on www.angelscenter.org

Aim The aim of the project is to ensure that children with disability can have an early
intervention to reduce on the barriers of disability, and to strengthen the
capacity of parents to cope with raising children with disability through joint
income generating activities.

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Activities  Provision of early learning for children with special needs
 Provision of occupational therapy to the children
 Community visits and rehabilitations
 Counseling and guidance services to parents
 Support parents with income generating activities
 Developing the research department

Volunteer tasks

 The volunteer is expected to teach the children in early learning
 Support the child with activities of daily living like teaching the child to bath,
brush, cook, wash etc
 Promote their hidden talents like sports and singing
 Play with the children
 Support the children with feeding
 Support the center in research on the current attitude and trends of disability
and How cultural practices promote discrimination and abuse of disability

Volunteer
Qualities

 Love to work with children with development challenges
 Patience
 Flexibility
 Emotionally strong
 Open minded
We also welcome skilled volunteers like Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist,
Psychologist, Language therapist or Nurses.

Working hours They work 8 hours a day from 8:30am- 5:00pm (Monday to Friday)
Transport It located at 3kms from UPA guesthouse along Kampala –Hoima Road, It’s easily

accessible by public means at 2000/= to and from the project.

Accommodation UPA guesthouse
Comments from UPA If you like to work with children with special needs, this is exactly the right

project, where you can support and play with the children.

Communication The stuff is able to speak English, communicating with the children can also be
challenging since some of them are also challenged in their ability of talking.

Past Volunteers Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Finland.

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of Euro 500 (five hundred Euros) on arrival
for a period of 1- 3months and 80 Euros (eighty Euros) in advance for each additional month/s.
The fee covers pick up from the airport or bus terminal upon arrival in Uganda, on-arrival
training (orientation), guesthouse maintenance, accommodation and other operational utilities
like water, cooking gas, power, kitchen utensils and a monthly contribution for those living in
host families, project evaluations and administration costs. Volunteers are advised to have a
comprehensive study of our volunteers’ guidebook to acquaint themselves with the dynamics
of volunteering with UPA and our projects before making decision.