Improving the lives of children with developmental disabilities

Ubuntu’s aim is to help improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities, and their families. We are a nonprofit research and educational hub based in the International Centre for Evidence in Disability at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

As part of our work, we collaborate closely with three caregiver groups: GTKCP (Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy), ABaANA and Juntos. This collaboration, together with families that are part of the caregiver groups, group facilitators, and local, regional and international researchers, makes up Ubuntu. We deliver programmes which allow carers to participate in facilitated sessions that aim to :

  • Promote the wellbeing of children with developmental disabilities and their families  
  • Increase their understanding of child development, health, education and their rights
  • Help them build on existing skills, and learn new ones
  • Increase mutual support
  • Bring them in contact with community services and resources

And if you’re wondering why we’re called Ubuntu, Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu (Zulu) term which can be translated as “humanity towards others”, and is often used to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. This principle is at the very core of our values.

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