Physical Therapy: Kitega Centre’s occupational therapist, Mr. Kennedy Bamusubire, works with the children to improve their physical development and motor skills.
Academic and Extracurricular Programs: At the Centre, the children participate in both academic and extracurricular classes such as arts, crafts, music and dance. Centre staff and international volunteers help the children improve their reading and arithmetic skills. The extra support they receive at the Centre enables them to attend mainstream classes with non-disabled children.
For children with severe learning disabilities, we help them with skills such as color and shape recognition, and memorization. The learning activities also focus on improving the children’s social skills so that they can help each other, work and cooperate in groups, and socially interact appropriately. Finally, we seek to foster achievements so that the children can improve their self-esteem and have the confidence to take on leadership roles.
Vocational Education: The Centre also provides vocational training in order to provide the children with technical skills so that they can earn a living and support themselves and their families. The disabled children who cannot go on to secondary school particularly need this program so that they can have the job skills to find employment and lead independent, productive lives.