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.
A container to Tanzania
We traveled a long way, both in time and in distance, to get material for the children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus to the right destination.
Thank-you notes from parents in Ukraine
The medical materials, equipment, hygiene products and other basic necessities have been reaching our target group in Ukraine since we started sending ambulances in March. Below you can enjoy the kind words and beautiful photos from parents and children in Ukraine.
Ronald van Ham and Lieven Bauwens about the magic of a “Can do attitude” [Dutch]
Ronald Van Ham, a member of Team Scheire, narrates a fascinating tale about how people use their aids to realize things beyond their wildest dreams.
Geert 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.