We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with CoRSU for our community link for the 2018- 2019 school year. CoRSU is a specialized hospital registered as an NGO to offer medical services to offer persons with a disability. It is a Ugandan initiative, with the main aim of expanding and improving the comprehensive rehabilitation services for children with disability coming from poor communities.
CoRSU operates through a wide range of specialized services, which are both hospital and community based, such as: orthopedic surgery, plastic reconstructive surgery, medical rehabilitations services, nutrition therapy, orthopedic workshop for the production of assistive devices (artificial limbs, orthotics, etc.), dental services for cleft lip and palate patients, Vesico (women), identification screening and referral of cases, disability awareness activities, and home based interventions.
There are unlimited opportunities for our Ambrosoli students, staff, and family to be a part of, that will be both hands on with the patients through a wide range of activities (art, sports, November Sports Day event, tutoring, mentoring, guided reading, food prep, etc.), as well as providing sponsorship for treatment and surgical services for children in need. In term 1, we have 17 students, 3 teachers, and a few partents, who travel on the weekends to do various activities with the recovering patients at CoRSU, a few times per month.
This newly formed partnership with CoRSU will help to promote inclusion, as well as educate our students about persons with disabilities, to help break the cycle of discrimination that children with disabilities face. It will help to provide CoRSU’s patients opportunities to bond and form friendships with our Ambrosoli students in a variety of ways. Finally, through sponsorship of medical services, we can provide opportunities for children with disabilities a fair chance in life.