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Disabled children neglected â€" USDC

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th November 2006 03:00 AM

Forty-three percent of children with disabilities are neglected by their families, the USDC boss has said.

Forty-three percent of children with disabilities are neglected by their families, the USDC boss has said.

By Mariam Nalunkuuma Forty-three percent of children with disabilities are neglected by their families, the USDC boss has said.

The executive director of the Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC), Jackson Atria, said 75% of the girls with disabilities do not go to school.

He was on Thursday briefing journalists on the sh100 campaign for children with disabilities in Kampala.

The New Vision, Stanbic Bank, Capital FM and Simba Telecom Ltd are some of the sponsors of the campaign.

During the 100-day campaign, the public is required to donate sh100 to USDC. Sh1.5m has been collected from Quality Supermarket, Pay less Supermarket Bugolobi and USDC head offices.

Atria said they help 250,000 children in 22 districts out of the 1.2m who need care and protection.

He said the money that was collected during the Hugh Masekela concert at Serena Hotel in September was used to purchase 42 medical and learning equipment.

Atria said they had distributed 18 audiometers to different districts to help in the treatment of children with hearing impairment.

Hope Mugenyi, The New Vision’s agencies and corporate sales manager, said, “As a media group, we are committed to promoting and protecting children’s rights.”

Simba Telecom’s general manager Peter Kakaire urged the public to participate in the campaign that ends on December 15. The campaign started in July.

Disabled children neglected – USDC

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