AbleChildAfrica works alongside our partners to deliver direct services for disabled children and their families.  We are firmly committed to local ownership and to African led solutions to local challenges, as such each partner is firmly in charge of their own strategy and activities.  Key areas of intervention for disabled children and their families include education, health, family engagement, community based rehabilitation, livelihoods, sport and awareness raising. We strive to empower local actors to take charge of and impact their own communities.

Whilst we have a direct impact on disabled children by delivering services alongside our partners, we also play an additional key role; we build the capacity and support the organisational development of our partners to enable them, over time, to become independently sustainable high impact organisations. This is why we are based in the UK and do not have our own offices and staff on the ground; we are firmly committed to local ownership and to African led solutions to local challenges.

We know this approach offers value for money to our donors and believe it has the greatest potential for long term sustainability and impact. AbleChildAfrica currently works with 6 partner organisations across four countries – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

Our Current Partners 


UWEZO Youth Empowerment

UWEZO Youth Empowerment (‘Ability’ in Swahili) is a Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO), established by and for young people with disabilities to take charge of their own lives in Rwanda.    

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Action Network for the Disabled

ANDY is a youth led Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO), created and run by and for young disabled people. ANDY advocates for equal opportunities, signposts youth to information, trains youth and involves them in development and decision-making processes.

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Child Support Tanzania

CST provides inclusive Early Childhood Education for children living in extreme poverty and those with disabilities or complex health needs in rural Mbeya, Tanzania; it is the only centre to do so within a 100 mile radius.

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Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre

Little Rock is a unique inclusive early education centre in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum. Dedicated to creating an inclusive and empowering education environment where all children work and play together over 1/3 of students are disabled.

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Uganda Society for Disabled Children

USDC provides medical and educational support to individual children, works closely with schools and families, and campaigns to ensure that disabled children across Uganda achieve their rights.

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Become a partner

Notice: The Partnership Call was open from April 2016 until March 2017. All applications received are now under review. AbleChildAfrica has no imminent plans to re-open the call for partnership, however please do sign up to our newsletter, follow us on social media and keep an eye on this webpage for any further updates. AbleChildAfrica’s mission […]

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