Wow. 10 years have passed since Mukisa Foundation opened its doors for the first time in 2006. ‘Mukisa’ the Luganda word for ‘Blessing’ is exactly what Mukisa Foundation has been to the many many families that have passed through its doors in the past 10 years, ‘A Blessing’ like no other.
Mukisa Foundation, established to support and empower families who have children with special needs and create strong family units that will enable these children to live lives to their full potential. The last 10 years have seen love, joy and hope spread throughout over 1000 children with special needs and their families in Uganda through medical and nutritional support, therapy services, special education, vocational skills training, income generating activities for parents, as well as counseling, parent support groups and more.
On 22nd December 2016 we had a big celebration with Mukisa parents and their children, as well as friends and supporters of Mukisa Foundation, both National and International. It was an amazing day filled with a variety of presentations from both parents and children, face painting, good food, singing, dancing, laughter, fun and even some tears as parents gave testimony of how Mukisa Foundation changed their lives and the lives of their children with special needs.
We would like to thank all the friends who have supported Mukisa over the years in a variety of ways, all our sponsors and partners in Uganda and all over the world for without you this work would not be possible. Extra Special thanks goes out to the Vice President of Uganda, His Excellency Edward Ssekandi for honouring our invitation to be guest of honour at our 10 year anniversary celebration and for showing continued interest in our children with special needs.
May the next 10 years and more bring further growth and expansion in the work and may many more children with special needs and their families have life changing testimonies after having passed through our doors.