To a child raised in poverty and suffering from spina bifida or hydrocephalus, your support makes an enormous difference. After all, it is your donation that provides medical materials or surgery. Doing so improves the quality of life significantly and gives the child the opportunity to grow up to become a fully-fledged member of society.
1 year’s supply of materials for continence
You provide a child during a year with materials for continence.
With the right type of material for continence, children with spina bifida remain dry and free of infections and this enables them to build a proper social life by allowing them to go to school and allowing them to play with their friends.
You provide a child with a shunt.
A shunt is a simple implant for children with hydrocephalus, draining cerebral fluids to the abdominal cavity. This implant is necessary for a live-saving operation.
You pay for the expenses of an endoscopic surgery.
A surgeon uses an endoscope to make a small opening in one of the ventricles of the brain of a child with hydrocephalus, allowing the built-up fluids to drain and to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
It is practically impossible to start life for children with spina bifida or hydrocephalus living in the South.
Support them - for everyone has the right to a humane existence.
Help children to have a worthwhile life.
Geert Vanneste: With Child-Help in the Champions League of development cooperation
“Imagine being wet all the time because urine is constantly leaking out of your bladder. And with that you are sitting where you are right now. Or you work in a hotel and clients ask you where the bad smell is coming from while you are afraid of being fired. Or the teacher at school sends you home because the children won't stop laughing at you.” Anyone speaking to Geert Vanneste will quickly understand why Oxybutynin is so important for people with spina bifida.
“Children should be thriving instead of just surviving”
An interview with Collins Kabachelor, new Country Representative Uganda of Child-Help.
Ronald van Ham and Lieven Bauwens about the magic of a “Can do attitude”
Ronald Van Ham, member of Team Scheire, narrates a fascinating tale about how people use their aids to realise things beyond their wildest dreams.
Geer Van Hove and Lieven Bauwens talk about the importance of family
Prof. Dr. Geert Van Hove explains why family is vital for children born with a disability. He also elaborates on the research ‘Obuntu Bulamu’, done by Femke Bannink together with Child-Help in Uganda.
Chris Gates and Lieven Bauwens talk about the collaboration between Child-Help and Mainsprings
Chris Gates chats about the collaboration between Child-Help and Mainsprings in Kitongo, Tanzania where both organisations provide shelter, education, health care and opportunities for abused and abandoned girls.