Brenda-Deborah Shuma

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Brenda-Deborah Shuma is a therapist graduated at Tumaini University. She has been working with children with neurological and cognitive impairments at YWCA Children Rehabilitation Centre, where she participated in designing and initiating a first intensive therapeutic week programme for children and their caregivers .

Idea in brief

Children with disabilities belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in Tanzania. They are often segregated from the rest of society and other children, they are denied their right to education, and they are deprived of a chance of creating a fruitful future for themselves. Brenda Deborah Shuma is working to address this problem by empowering these children with the vocational skills they need to generate income and build a future for themselves.