Support children with disabilities in families

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When you donate, you help us impact more children with quality disability services while supporting family-based care


St. Francis has helped 3,000+ children thrive and become healthy adults

Our Vision

To nurture and improve the quality of life of children with disabilities for future self-reliance while thriving in families and be a model for best practice in child protection.

Our Mission

To safeguard the lives of children and restore their dignity, as a center of excellence in Uganda, providing rehabilitation and medical care for future self-reliance.

What we do

Children should be families and kinship care, not orphanages. That's why we're committed to strengthening families and shifting our care model from institution-based care to community-based care. 

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How we care for children

St. Francis Rehabilitation Centre Pamba supports children with disabilities to have access to quality rehabilitation services while being in families because every child deserves to be loved, safe, and have dignity.

We have 202 children in our care. Of these, 40 children are currently in our home, receiving rehabilitation and essential need support. In addition, we are supporting 168 children in their communities and with families.

Our goal is to help these children in our care and others in safe and loving families through kinship, family reunification, and community-based care.

For 53 years, our home was a service provider to those in need within our community (1969-2022).

For 25 more years, we've been a Rehabilitation Centre for children with disabilities (1996-2022) on a short-term basis. Now we're shifting to serving children from their families and providing community-based rehabilitation services.

Over the past 25 years, over 3,000 children have passed through St. Francis Rehabilitation Centre (formerly Madera Providence Home). Most, if not all, have found their place in the broader community, gainful employment, a trade, have founded a family.  


Changing the way we care 

Children should be families and kinship care, not orphanages. Kids have the best chance to thrive when they grow up in a family. 

That's why we're committed to strengthening families. We are shifting towards a family-based care model, serving children from their homes with their families rather than having them live at the Centre.

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