Fundraising for Rwenzori

9 July 2020

Fundraising with cheese rolls in Southland recently provided $2000 to help Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation in Uganda continue their work supporting children with disabilities and their families.

The Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation [RSNF], Uganda is a local non-government organisation, which is serving children with disabilities in the Fort Portal region of Uganda since 2010.  Fort Portal, which is a very poor area of Uganda, is at the foot of the Rwenzori mountain range that borders Congo. RSNF’s mission includes promoting spiritual growth, self-esteem and positive attitudes towards parents and children with special needs at a community level.  Through their commitment to recognising and equalizing children’s rights, RSNF enables children and their families to access resources and opportunities so they can achieve their full potential.  The Foundation believes that “every child with a disability is a child first, unique in their abilities and their potential, and equal in their rights to survival, education, health, protection, recreation and rehabilitation.”  

You can read more about the work of RSNF here

A medical camp in July 2020 helped 32 children