Most frequent questions and answers
To address the psychological traumatic experiences faced by mothers with babies of brain and spinal cord damage.
YES. Our main focus is on children with brain and spinal cord damage
Women Suffering In Silence Foundation Uganda uses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a framework and therefore views ‘children’ as those under the age of 18.
The quality of change we bring about is just as important if not more important to us than the quantity. To be of high quality we feel programmers for disabled children should be:
- Scalable and/or replicable
- Relevant (grounded in local context)
- Convenient for users
- Child and family centered
Referable by hospitals and organizations, i.e. Hospice. In addition, we get word-of-mouth referrals.
There is continuous treatment for brain and spinal cord damage. Even when our kids go into remission, there are still checkups that need to occur. So the care is ongoing for most of their life.
Every type of brain and spinal cord damage requires specific attention and, therefore treatment. As the damages vary. The cost of care, however for a child and their guardian/parent, equates to 15USD per day. That includes accommodation, meals, and utilities, among others.
We completely depend on private donations through willing donors. 100%.