The Destiny Foundation provides care for children born with mental and physical disabilities. It was founded in 2017 by Bryson Lyatuu who has over twelve years’ experience as a special needs teacher. The Destiny Foundation provides room and board for 15 children, and has an outreach program that helps up to 80 children in the community. Different cultures have different views of disability, and in Tanzania many disabled children do not receive the care they need. People with disabilities experience stigma and discrimination in the form of prejudice, negative attitudes, abuse and maltreatment. And disabled children often do not have the opportunity to spend time with other children their own age, and so miss out on the positive impact of peer interactions.
The services provided are:
– speech therapy
– visual stimulation
– community awareness building
– survival activities and life skills