SDCG has been very active in 2022 and will continue to do so in 2023.

During 2022 three children with cerebral palsy got a PEG, which is a tube to direct the food to their stomach instead of to their lungs. The patients need a full-time caretaker (24/7) after the surgery for a period of 3 months. Those costs are part of the surgery costs and provided by the donor of the surgery. SDCG was able to find donors for 5 patients. Two more children will undergo the PEG placement surgery in 2023.

However, 3 months after the surgery SDCG has a challenge. All patients will need for quite long aftercare treatment from specialized caretakers. That are operational costs, which must be paid by SDCG out of self-generated income.

The Fish Farming project, started in 2022, in parallel to the surgery projects, aimed at strengthening the income generation capacity of SDCG.
SDCG is located on Lake Victoria and did already small-scale fish farming. With help of a donor the capacity was substantially increased in order to be able to pay for the care required after the patients have recovered from the surgery and do not need any more a full-time caretaker. The fish farming extension project is completed and the income for the aftercare services is flowing in. See “20230201 SDCG Final Hatchery Report

Two years ago, SDCG was able to get a sponsor for two therapists (Speech therapy and Physiotherapy). The offering of those two services to the children have created a very big milestone in the children’s life.

It will also do in 2023, 2024 and 2025 because the sponsors have committed themselves for the payment of the salaries for a period of 5 years.

These developments in surgery and Physio- and Language therapy with many other developments during 2022 are reported in the Annual Report over 2022. See “20230201 SDCG End of Year Report 2022