Communicating family experiences of caring for young children with disability.

Let Hope Grow’ is a collaborative project between researchers, artists and families, to raise public awareness around families’ experiences of child disability in Uganda. The project aims to use artistic imagery to promote early intervention and inclusion to optimise health, wellbeing and life chances for affected children and their families. 

The experiences of families participating in our ABAaNA Early Intervention Programme research in Uganda have been documented through photography since 2012. On World Cerebral Palsy Day 2018, our families attended an art workshop to communicate their experiences of caring for their children both verbally and artistically. Ronald Mugabe, a commissioned Ugandan artist, attended the research clinics to meet with our families and learn about their lives, the hope and the hardship, which inspired his paintings and this exhibition.

In collaboration with other artists, this collection of experiences has created a portfolio of images that communicate key themes of the love, laughter and tearsof caring for these special children.

Please join us to view the full exhibition in the bar (basement) for drinks, nibbles, viewing and discussion!
Join us for an Open View of “Let Hope Grow” on Tuesday 26th March 2019. 18:30 – 20:30             

Pumphandle Bar, LSHTM, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT                      

The event will lead on from a seminar ‘Introducing Ubuntu: a new approach to supporting families and children with disabilities’ – commencing at 17:30 in LG24