Giving hope to refugee children
08 March 2022 10:00
On 21st February, we were delighted to open another department at New Hope Rehabilitation Centre, in partnership with Swiss Limbs.
After months of hard work, the Prosthetics and Orthotics department accepted it's first patients and provided life-transforming prosthetics to five patients in the opening week.
Four-year-old Isaac was our first patient; his leg was tragically amputated after a fracture had been mis-manged at a different facility. Following assessment by our team he has been fitted with an amazing new artificial leg and has been receiving help from our physiotherapist as he gets used to walking again. His family were delighted that Isaac has received a leg and now have the confidence to enrol him in school!
On 16th March, New Hope will have it's formal grand opening, celebrating the life-transforming centre at the heart of BidiBidi, one of the largest refugee settlements in the world.
In January, schools in Uganda finally opened for the first time in almost 2 years, following their closure in March 2020 as the result of some of the strictest Covid-19 restrictions a country has seen. It's been wonderful to see children finally back in education. Thanks to the incredible Favell family, we've been able to transform the playground at Amazing Grace Primary School, which the kids are absolutely loving!
We've been supporting Amazing Grace - which provides education for many refugee children - since 2017. This year, in partnership with the Favell family, we have some new plans including completing and building a number of new classroom blocks and a new library. Keep an eye on our news page for updates on these exciting projects.