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"I Like to Play with My Friends": Children with Spina Bifida and Belonging in Uganda

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Bannink, Femke; Idro, Richard; Hove, Geert van

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Abstract This paper describes experiences of living and belonging from the perspectives of Ugandan children with spina bifida and their siblings and parents. We explored belonging at micro, meso and macro level taking into consideration African Childhood Disability Studies, central concepts of family, cultural conceptions of disability, poverty, and the notion of ‘ubuntu’, and using child-friendly culturally adjusted interview methods including play. Whilst children with spina bifida had a strong sense of belonging at household level, they experienced more difficulties engaging in larger social networks, including school. Poverty and stigma were important barriers to inclusion. We propose strengthening the network at family level, where the environment is more enabling for the children to find a place of belonging and support, and expanding investment and awareness at community and national level. (author's abstract)
Keywords Uganda; child; family; disability; cultural factors; social norm; exclusion; social integration; friendship; social relations; school; integrative education; teaching; stigmatization; socioeconomic factors; developing country; Africa
Classification Macrosociology, Analysis of Whole Societies; Social Problems; Sociology of Education
Document language English
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 127-141
Journal Social Inclusion, 4 (2016) 1
Issue topic Multidisciplinary Studies in Social Inclusion
ISSN 2183-2803
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution