Who we are:

Kampala Parents of Children with Disabilities Association - Makindye (KAPCDAM) is a community development Association that advances the rights of the parents and the children with disabilities. We believe in the power and potential of the parents of the children with disabilities and their children. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Working together with the parents of the Children with disabilities, their children, communities and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing the Parents of and the Children with disabilities. We support their rights from the time they come in touch with us till they are empowered to sustain their children have a better life and demand for their rights. We enable them to prepare for- and respond to crisis and adversity.

Were we work:

KAPCDAM started operations in 2013, with just four members and gradually expanded to reach more parents. Currently we have reached presence in 8 parishes of Makindye, reaching 238 parents of the children with disabilities. There are plans to expand to cover the entire Makindye division. Our offices are in Kosovo zone.

Vision

A society in which disabled children and their parents are fully integrated in society and enjoying their rights. MISSION: To empower groups of parents of children with disabilities to maximize their potential to improve their standards of living.

Values

- We work well together - we are transparent and accountable - We are diverse, - we are inclusive, empowering and purposeful - We create society in which disabled children and their parents are fully integrated in society and enjoying their rights.

Our Programs

KAPCDAM programs are guided by our strategic plan and constitution, which consolidates and applies experiences and learning from the past 7 years.

1. Economic Empowerment:
Working in partnership with the parent support groups to increase provision of safe and inclusive opportunities for the income generation. We strengthen the parent’s participation in and manage economic empowerment initiatives such as Fashion and design, beauty and body care products (The parents are trained to produce Liquid soap, shower gel, Jelly oil, Body lotion, shampoo and conditioner) website pictures yet to be provided

2. Quality and inclusive Participatory Education governance:
Our primary goal is to focus on early childhood, parenting education and Participatory inclusive school governance, promoting enrollment and retention of the children with disabilities in schools. To achieve this, we particularly work with the parents of children with disabilities, children and partners. website pictures yet to be provided.

3. Strengthening protection, gender equality and Inclusion:
We collaborate with government and other civil society organizations to strengthen community child protection systems. We particularly address harmful gender based practices and cultural norms as well as the protection issues of the children with disabilities. We support interventions that transform unequal gender power relationships achieve improvements in social position of women, and girls with disabilities, and address barriers that limit their enjoyment of rights. To achieve this, we tailor our parenting sessions to simulate behavioral changes. website pictures yet to be provided

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