Poverty deprives children with physical disabilities from accessing aid.

After identifying children with mobility challenges, referrals are made to the service provider. In Malawi, the Malawi Against Physical Disability (MAP), is a government institution with expertise to fix wheelchairs for clients that use or need to use the device. However, most prospective clients, especially children with mobility challenges fail to access the services because their parents do not have transport money to take their wards to the service centre. This situation mostly hinders those living in remote rural areas. As a result, children in this situation cannot access school and other social gatherings. We urge parents to engage in small income generating activities so that at least they can provide for their children with disabilities. They should not allow poverty to make their children with disabilities to be more challenged.

Author: Msenga Mulungu, Parents of Disabled Children of Malawi (PODCAM), Malawi.

I work for Parents of Disabled Children Association of Malawi (PODCAM). My role is to advocate for rights of Children with disabilities through their parents.

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