Fields of Operation
As a Christian Ministry,
We are working for the welfare of disabled people in Uganda, with missionaries from the U.S.A., Germany, South Korea and Uganda.
Besides the charity work, one of our main goals is to spread the gospel. Especially among the disabled to transform the weakness and vulnerability into hope and joy.
Our Headquarter is located in Masaba, Busia district, near the border to Kenya. Mukono near Kampala is our branch for Central Uganda.
The population of people living with disabilities in Busia district is at the estimation of 1809 as per the research carried out in 2017 adults and youth and children.
Mission for Disability has impacted the lives of people with disabilities in different aspects of life the core areas of concentration mentioned above.
Special Needs Education; Dream School project
MFD is looking forward to promoting education for Children with Disabilities (CWD) in the community and build up the disability community by empowering the spiritually, economically, health-wise.
Start of building the Dream School Project was the 15th of April. 2019. Donated from one of the Korean association named Dreams Dream together with one US Church, Torrence Presbyterian Church, and others. Dream School will provide special needs children’s education in this area of Busia district. There are minimum 10,000 CWD around. But they didn’t have Special Needs Schools and educational support.
There is a future plan of complementing it with rehabilitation and vocational center in order to facilitate the life of CWDs and uplift them to cope and learn to live an independent life and break the illiterate level amongst us.
Uganda is affected by a persistent nutritional crisis.
The child and infant mortality remain high. Besides poverty, another reason is that Uganda has one of the highest birth rates in the world. For fear of the costs, parents bring their sick children to a clinic very late. Harmless illnesses are often fatal. Children are affected because many of them are severely malnourished and have hardly any defenses.
Medical Mission teams from South Korea for the past 12 years gave their testimonies. “We’ve been coming to Uganda for Medical Mission for the past 12 years, but had never treated this many patients. This was the first time where we treated over 2000 patients over 4 days.” We believe that God has heard the cries of his people who suffer amidst poor and diseased environments in Uganda.
Particularly hard-hit are marginalized groups such as disabled persons, children, and elderly people. With our “Sharing Wheelchairs of Love” program we can make life of the affected people and families easier.
We do community sensitization about disability to caretakers of people living with disabilities as well as PWDs themselves about their care and rehabilitation.
House of Blessings construction project
After research and assessment to identify needy people in the communities by MFD together with community leaders and concerned local leaders, this is done for the needy PWDs.
This is how MFD improves the standard of living of PWDs by constructing them permanent houses.
Sensitization and empowering PWDs
PWDs groups for economic development
We do visit the PWDs for counseling and empowering them of economic mind development for their survival.