Discover Mdogo Disabled Children's Foundation
After years of Ronald Sekitoleko,s struggles, perseverance and consistence for the empowerment of children with severe disabilities in Uganda and East Africa, while attending a fellowship at the Rotary club of Kiwatule at Kabira Country Club Hotel in Kampala-Uganda, in March 2019, Ronald Sekitoleko then a Roaractor with the Rotaract club of Kampala the “CORE” met with Rotarian. Dr. Ronald Smith of the USA who was a guest speaker at the Rotary fellowship.
Ronald introduced himself to Rotarian Dr. Ron Smith and invited him to speak to his fellow Rotaractors at the Rotaract club of Kampala the CORE. Here, Ronald Sekitoleko was able to share about Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation work and programs for children with severe disabilities. Since then, Rotarian. Dr. Ron Smith has been at the forefront to see that the Rotary get involved to support the Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation noble cause of empowering Children with severe disabilities in Africa and around the world.
Rotarian Dr. Ron Smith is an active and dedicated Rotarian, joining the Blue Bell Rotary as a founding member in 1987.
He served as club president in 1994-95 and went on to serve as rotary district governor of eastern Pennsylvania in 2006-07.
Dr. Ron Smith took up a mantle to mentor Rotaractor Ronald Sekitoleko, today, Ronald Sekitoleko a proud Rotarian and a member of the Rotary club of Kiwatule District 9213, Uganda.
With the great support of Rotarian. Dr. Ron Smith, Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation is now fiscally sponsored by Humanitarian Social Innovations a 501(c)(3) organization in the USA.
Who we are
Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children with severe disabilities in Uganda and the entire Africa through Special Needs education and vocational training skills, Medical and rehabilitation services, Nutrition, Compassion, recreation, advocacy, and Economic Empowerment to the families of children with Special Needs.
Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation envisions a society where all children with severe disabled live in a friendly environment, fully enjoying their rights.
Mdogo Disabled Children’s Foundation is guided by Christian principles while serving Severely disabled children and families of all religions. We believe that every child is a child of God and deserves to be loved and cared for. Children severe disabilities should have access to Special Needs education, they should be valued members of the community and society at large, and should receive the health care they need to thrive. Jesus is clear in his teachings that we are to reach out to others in need. Some scriptures that guide our work include:
34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
We therefore emphasize;
· Honesty and respect
· Team work
· To promote and support children with severe disabilities to access education and vocational training skills.
· To support Children with severe disabilities to access Medical, Nutrition and rehabilitation services
· To improve on household income levels for the families of children with severe disabilities.
· To Identify, Improve and promote talents of Children with severe disabilities
· To advocate for rights for the rights of Children with severe disabilities