Together we can make a change

Providing special equipment, support, education, and training to children and adults with disabilites and the physically challenged in Ghana.


Our Mission

Playing Darts
Ghana football team
Loading up a truck
Walk of Hope

Mission Statement

We believe that together we can make a change in the lives of all people with disabilities; children and adults, by providing special equipment, support, education, and training for everyday life and sports, and to help physically challenged people in developing countries to fulfill their full potential in life.


  • To collect and recycle disabled equipment that ordinarily would be unnecessarily disposed of in the UK.
  • To distribute the disabled equipment abroad to focus areas that the organisation decides.
  • To help promote projects that will develop skills for disabled people’s education and employment regardless of their disability, including the manufacture or repair of disabled equipment, e.g. canes for the blind, wheelchairs etc.
  • To provide support for disabled people in different ways such as workshops, group meetings, social centers, library loan service for the blind, sports competitions and self support networks.
  • To try to source items locally when it would be more cost effective, or of benefit to the local community.


Our Forthcoming 2020 AGM

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 6.30pm.

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AGM 2019

Our 2019 AGM took place on Thursday 5th September 2019 at 6.30pm. We thank AGE UK, Canterbury for their ongoing support hosting DESO meetings.

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January Report

DESO Founder and Director Mavis Hyde met the Asantehene (King of the Ashanti Kingdom), Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, after the May 9th Walk in Manhyia Royal Palace in Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was a honour for DESO to be hosted by the Asantehene. His support for the physically challenged is exemplified by him employing a deaf person in the Palace; this is a blessing to the disabled community. We say, God bless the King.

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Mavis and Eddie are incredibly active in their mission to make a change.

To help them please use the contact form for all enquiries and that way one of our support team can help you to help them.

Thank you so much.

Mavis & Eddie Hyde

Bilting Storage Business Centre
Canterbury Road A28
Kent, TN25 4HF
Charity Number: 1140030

For more information please use the contact form below.