Around one billion people worldwide live with disabilities, 80% of them in low resourced countries. In Uganda, 26% of the population live with disabilities. Since approximately 57% of the Ugandan population is below the age of 18 years, it is estimated that there are over 3,000,000 children in Uganda with disabilities. These range from extremely severe physical and/or mental disabilities, to very mild ones that are hardly noticeable.
The Special Children’s Trust was established to meet the needs of these parents and their children in whatever way possible, whilst also showing them the extent of the love God has for them and the family He blessed them with.