We are a faith-based organization working in the community with children with disabilities and their families to facilitate inclusion in all spheres of life.
Since 2019 we have worked in the Lubombo region of Eswatini to bring about change for children living with disabilities.
Built on the WHO's Community-Based Rehabilitation model, we assist our members to gain access to services in health, livelihoods, social inclusion, and empowerment.
We work with local stakeholders to improve accessibility, to increase awareness, and to provide the support that the families need to overcome discrimination and obstacles. Libumba works towards being an appropriate and sustainable programme by placing community involvement and collaboration at the heart of all we do. This enables us to address the concerns of the community with the community and to empower those affected to bring about the change they need.
What We Do
Facilitate Access to
We support families to overcome barriers in access to basic healthcare and facilitate access to specialist healthcare services.
Facilitate Access to
In collaboration with Operation Hope International, we work to improve micro-business knowledge and skills. Through training and mentoring we support members in the start-up and management of businesses.
Facilitate Inclusion in
By increasing awareness and understanding of disability, we aim to reduce stigma and discrimination against children with disabilities and their families. We work towards meaningful inclusion of children in everyday social and cultural activities.
Child and Family
Through improved knowledge and understanding regarding disability and the rights of children with disabilities, we aim to empower children and their caregivers to bring change in their communities.
Enhance Sustainability through
Community involvement and collaboration with existing organizations and structures are central to our service delivery model. By working with existing resources in our area and in Eswatini as a whole, we aim to increase local involvement and sustainability.
Skills training for
In 2022, we launched a training programme for Community Disability Workers! We will meet the need for on-the-ground support for families by providing a formal training course to community members. We are training 12 family members of persons with disabilities - women who have a passion for inclusion and experience in living with persons with disabilities.