Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups in society. Facing daily discrimination in the form of negative attitudes, lack of adequate policies and legislation, they are effectively barred from realizing their rights to healthcare, education, and even survival. (www.unicef.org)
According to a United Nations , an estimated 93 million children around the world have disabilities, including emotional, developmental and physical impairments. Eighty percent of those live in developing countries. The cost of caring for a person with a disability is prohibitive to most families and the social stigma involved with having a child with special needs can be very stressful. To the sad extent that many families go as far as hiding their disabled child away from the community in order to be socially accepted.
iQra international recognises that with so many children suffering from some form of disability, this has clearly become a global health issue. In line with our mission, iQra International have taken responsibility to provide free medical treatment to poor disabled children in developing countries around the world. Having set-up two medical facilities in Asia (Bangladesh), including a dedicated Disabled Children's Hospital, we have now taken the initiative to build a Disabled Children's Rehabilitation Centre in The Gambia (Africa).
Join our campaign and support us leave a legacy in the Gambia. Please donate or set-up a fundraising page and help iQra International raise £30,000 to build a dedicated Disabled Children's Rehabilitation Centre in The Gambia in 2019!