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Brain injury awareness campaign!

Brain injury can happen to anyone through, motor accidents, assaults, falls, to mention but a few.                                  Join the #MoreThanMyBrainInjury campaign to learn with others what it’s like to live with a brain injury, the aim is to increase knowledge and reduce stigma.

ABOUT THE BRAIN!

The brain has three main parts:-
1. The Cerebrum- It also controls vision, hearing and other senses.
2. The Cerebellum- it controls balance, coordination and fine muscle movement(e.g., walking).
3. The Brain stem- It controls fundamental body functions such as breathing, eye movements, blood pressure, heartbeat, and swallowing.

HOW DOES BRAIN INJURY AFFECT US?
Injury to the right side of the brain mostly affects:-

COGNITIVE ABILITIES e.g. attention, reasoning and problem solving, memory, organization, orientation, insight, emotions etc.

COMMUNICATION ABILITIES e.g. visual and spatial perception, social communication, speech etc. along with these are effects on other components of executive function like planning, organizing and self awareness.

Message from our director

The School that takes the “Sting out of Disability”. We believe that every human being has limitations (challenges, weakness, handicaps, name it) and we all have strengths / abilities. KSPH, believes in the “Abilities”. We are just “Differently Abled.” Many years ago, at his graduation ceremony, Fred Semakula, an all round, successful officer working with Motivation Freedom Through Mobility, said “KSPH gave me a chance to live”. Honorable Buwendo Murshid, testifying at the recent UN day celebration, held at the School, said, “KSPH made me what I am today”. Such and many other success stories are the reason I am grateful to God for the opportunity to be part of the life changing process of these very special, lovely children. Even when someone was about to give up, such comments and stories are a motivation to carry on, and give it your best. We will always treasure the founder members, for a vision well set. The many individuals and organizations that have contributed, in the last 48years to the different areas and programs of the School. My predecessors, on whose foundation we have continued to build. The amazing Governance, staff and volunteer teams, serving with us. Best of all, to our dear pupils and old students, who have made our working life, a memorable experience. On behalf of the Management Board and parents, please accept our gratitude and appreciation. We look to the years ahead with open minds and hearts, on how best we can serve these children; KSPH desires to be a model to others, who want to develop such services country wide, so that Children with Disabilities all over Uganda get easier access to functional, quality Education. We need to remember that Identifying disability is not for labeling, but for curving out, and directing on the best way for the abilities within to excel. Together, let’s make the world a better place for all the stay.
God bless you.

Mrs. Mwesigwa Joy - School director