Kyomya Primary School is one of few schools in the Budondo sub county which has truly embraced children with disabilities and especially deaf children. Thanks to fantastic ongoing fundraising from Sheila McCormick, a dormitory for the deaf children was built in 2006 and has been maintained ever since. See the Kyomya Primary School page for more details.
The unit was initially opened to cater for children with hearing impairments and the deaf. In 2011 we introduced a therapy room and opened the unit up to children with other physical and intellectual disabilities. The 24 children are looked after and nurtured by our loyal and caring matrons, Hajjab and Susan. With the help and enthusiasm of our volunteers and the SEN team, the children are engaged in sports and arts activities after school.
The unit at Kyomya Primary School also supports the wider community, opening its doors to children with a disability to come for daily or weekly therapy from our Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.
The children in this unit thrive on interaction with our volunteers – both those with a specialty or experience in Special Needs and those without. Our after school clubs would not exist without the incredible enthusiasm of our volunteers!
Do you want to come and join in with the fun? Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.