Even in church I was talking about the fact that you have to love those children. I try to strengthen them – the women.
Field Notes: Jajja, grandmother in Luganda, taught us the importance of caregivers advocating for children with disabilities. Because of many misconceptions, talking about disability is challenging in Uganda. The research shows that some Ugandans believe that mothers who give birth to a child with special needs are cursed. Others think children with specal needs are bewitched. Some think the child’s parents sacrificed its health in order to get a better life. Jajja bravely fights against those prejudices. On Sundays, Jajja preaches acceptance and attention for children with disabilities and support for their caretakers.