Supporting Children with Disabilities at Shalom School

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Bana Tandizo has partnered with the Italian NGO ‘Africa Call Organisation’ to provide support for children with disabilities at Shalom School.  Having previously provided funds to build a classroom for visually disabled children, BTF is currently contributing the salary for their teacher, for classroom materials and for the food programme.

Disability in Zambia  frequently leads to social ostracisation and children with disabilities are often not sufficiently cared for.  To assist with this, the project this year aims to provide counselling training to teachers and parents, thereby resulting in a better life experience for disabled children in the community.

As an income generating activity, carpet weaving will be taught to the children, and the products sold locally.  The images show the painstaking process of un-knitting jumpers, providing a lower cost and recyclable alternative to shop-bought wool.

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