This Diocesan project is managed by Evas, who is a qualified Occupational Therapist. The dedicated members of the small project team have helped to rehabilitate approximately 5,000 disabled children in the rural areas around Rukungiri. 2,000 families grow chillies as part of this ‘Chilli Children Project’ programme.
The programmes run by the project are:
- Learning Life Skills Clinic for children who need physiotherapy and occupational therapy
- Club Foot Clinic for infants with club feet
- Surgery for children with correctable deformities
- School for the Hearing Impaired
- Chilli Growing programme to generate income for families of disabled or orphaned children
The staff at the Project also help chronically sick or disabled children in other ways as much as money will allow. This includes: help with epilepsy drugs, providing hand-trikes, wheelchairs, etc.
The project is funded entirely through voluntary donations.