The European Commission has funded the economic empowerment programme since 2012, and additional funding was awarded in August 2017 by the National Lottery Community Fund. This generous support has helped to transform the lives of hundreds of young people with disabilities in Uganda.
“When I started to learn knitting, it was difficult. But I thought: I tell everyone who knows me that I’m clever; how can I go home?”
Read Isaac’s story
“Here in Uganda the attitude was negative. People with disabilities were often nicknamed ‘kateyemba’, which means ‘the unable one’”.
Read Edith’s story
Rajab dropped out of school after his senior six year because his mother, a farmer, couldn’t continue to pay the fees for further education.
Read Rajab’s story