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    Our Work At LVDC

LVDC teaches disabled young people, practical skills like woodwork, dressmaking, metalwork and screenprinting, giving them the opportunity to be independent members of their community.

LVDC has made a profound impact on the standard of living of many disabled children in the Mara region of Tanzania…

Any donation, large or small, will reach its destination and make a profound difference to many disabled children’s livelihoods…

We are always keen to hear from prospective volunteers. Volunteers are welcome to help in existing projects or instigate new projects…

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Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)

Karibu! LVDC works to create a society in which disabled people are valued as equal citizens. The students are nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential through the teaching of vocational, creative and life skills thereby giving them the opportunity to explore their talents and be independent members of their community.

The Centre also produces mobility aids such as crutches, wheelchairs and tricycles in the wood and metal workshops and creates furniture and textiles for the local community. LVDC helps to teach essential life and professional skills such as braille and sign language but we also also work to change perceptions of disability through community projects and outreach programmes.

Students learn entrepreneurship skills and on graduation each student receives a business start-up kit with essential tools and materials to help them start their own business with the practical skills they’ve learned.

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 4:10pm

3D printer arrived safe and sound. Set up in the temporary prosthetic and orthotics building. Here we have our very talented crew ready and excited to get started. Rajab Freddy and Milka.

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)Monday, December 26th, 2016 at 8:55pm

Great work going on in LVDC. Rajabu has prevented this little girl from a lifetime of disability.

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)

Lake Victoria Disability Centre (LVDC)Sunday, November 6th, 2016 at 11:47pm

An update on some very interesting developments happening recently with LVDC.

The orthopedic workshop is moving along apace. A New Zealand charity called MEND has discovered LVDC’s plans and has decided to get involved with both funding and expertise. This has created a dynamism which has taken us all a little by surprise. Already an orthopedic graduate has been employed on a short term contract, materials and equipment have been ordered and the first castings should be made next week!

The building which will house the new orthopedic workshop is now functional, with just some finishing work to be done.