About Leonard Cheshire Disability East and North Africa
We are the East and North Africa regional office of the International Department of Leonard Cheshire Disability, which campaigns to change attitudes to disability and supports disabled people all over the world. We were established in 1998 and work in eight countries: Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Morocco, Rwanda and the Seychelles.
Poverty is a major contributing factor to the poor condition of the majority of disabled people in the region. Many live a life of deprivation and have no access to basic health care, education, and skills training or employment. Although disability legislation exists in some countries in the region, the effective enactment and implementation of these laws is wanting at best. Our aim is to help build enabling communities where disabled people are recognised as valued members of society.
Regional programme strands
- Community based services (education, social and medical rehabilitation with economic empowerment components) in Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Morocco and the Seychelles
- Inclusive education in Kenya, Uganda and Sudan
- Economic empowerment in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia
- Early years medical rehabilitation in Sudan and Uganda
- HIV/AIDS education and information in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia