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Kaliro B VillageKaliiro WardLyantonde, Central0256UG
Children with disabilities in Uganda suffer from social exclusion and marginalization right from home and in the societies where they live. Within their households, they are the ones to be considered last among other siblings for any opportunity be education, buying new cloths going out on family tours name them. In the community on the other hand, the situation worsens. they are called rude names, stigmatized, segregated upon on any aspects; in schools their special needs are not catered for, The result is that most children with disabilities dont complete primary level of education due to aforesaid challenges and many others. When they are youths, the dont get employable skills like the non disabled young people. the formal vocational training institutions like other schools also have segregative structures. these children have ended up on city streets to beg for a living and or have turned into objects of pity and remained at home at the mercy of their parents and sibling. This situation can really change and these children can rise above these situations if appropriate interventions can be conducted. AICOD therefore is looking for Advocasy and community mobilisation volunteers to help reverse the trend.