Day Centre for Children with Mental Disabilities in Yirgacheffe (DCCMDY)
In Yirgacheffe, in the south of Ethiopia, Bro. Saul and Bro. Edouard started a project for children with mental disabilities. These children often lead a hidden life in Ethiopia. They barely leave their clay huts and do not go to school. If they do go outside, they are bullied by their peers and everybody avoids them for fear of being ‘infected’. Both brothers want to improve the fate of these children step by step, with help from the local people. After all, everyone has the right to grow to the best of their abilities. The brothers are currently making house calls. In time, they also want to provide care and education in a small-scale day centre. The project can rely on years of experience and knowledge from other day centres of the Brothers of Charity in Africa. Internships and exchanges are organized so that the brothers in Yirgacheffe can continue to build on the ‘best practices’ in the region.
Care for people with a disability
Care for people with a mental disability