08/12/2020 by Dimobi 0 Comments
Dimobi Volunteers Supporting Families During the Pandemic
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Dimobi Children Disability Trust has played a vital role in supporting families with children
with disabilities that are affected by the pandemic in North Manchester. We have distributed over 6.000 food parcels to families in areas
such as Newton Heath, Clayton, Openshaw, Moston, Miles platting, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Blackley, Ancoats, Failsworth and Charlestown.
Dimobi is a charity that supports families and parents with children with Disabilities and it was founded by Sherita Mandongwe in 2016.
Dimobi has been an important platform for parents with children with disabilities - it has given many parents a voice. Over the years, the
charity has conducted a lot of community activities, from organising parents forums , children outings and now during the pandemic Dimobi
continues to engage families through online Children activities such as Makaton Sing and Sign Workshop through Zoom.
Dimobi parent forums has been a great engagement and networking space for families and parents with children with disabilities - allowing
them to engage with one another and share experiences that can help them manage their children as many face various difficulty scenarios.
In this forum’s parents have also been able to do training conducted by various professional bodies including government agencies to equip them
on how they can manage to effectively care for their children.
A lot parents with children with disabilities go through a lot of challenges that, in most cases result in many been abused, bullied, even by their own
members of the family - resulting to many living in denial and some even facing stigma in the society as no one understands them better. Our founder
Sherita Mandongwe has two children with disabilities and her own experience and story has encouraged many parents to speak up and challenge the
system whenever necessary for the betterment of the society.
Since the lockdown, Dimobi has been receiving an increased number of calls and referrals for food support, many families are finding it difficult during this time.
Our volunteers have been working hard to make sure that no family is left stranded alone. We have coordinated numerous food parcels a cross north Manchester.
Call for More Funding and Support
We are still calling out for more funding and support so we can assist many families in Greater Manchester, although we are mainly focusing on North Manchester
we receive calls from the entire Greater Manchester and more funding can enable us meet the demand.